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  • One in six Vermont households uses wood products, such as wood pellets, as their primary heating source.
  • Vermont produces less than 35% of the electricity it consumes and depends on power from the New England grid and Canada.
  • In 2016, nearly all of Vermont's in-state net electricity generation was produced by renewable energy, including hydroelectric, biomass, wind, and solar resources.
  • In the years 2011 through 2016, Vermont installed 59.2 megawatts of commercial-scale solar photovoltaic capacity, 26.8 megawatts in 2016 alone.
  • Vermont has enacted the nation's first integrated renewable energy standard (RES), which makes utilities responsible both for supplying renewable electricity and for supporting reductions in customers' fossil fuel use.

Last Updated: June 15, 2017

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