Despite climate pollution reduction targets, as well as a long-held statutory goal to retrofit 80,000 homes, Vermont is failing to weatherize leaky buildings at the scale of what’s required. A dramatic ramp in the number of homes weatherized is needed and, in so doing, can help thousands of Vermonters save energy, save money, improve home comfort, enhance public health and take a significant bite out of our carbon footprint.
Why is the state falling so short? What’s needed to dramatically increase the number of weatherization projects undertaken — especially those serving low- to moderate-income Vermonters? What’s happening to shift this reality? And what you can you do to help Vermont make more progress? Join a discussion with Vermont Natural Resources Council’s Energy Program Director Johanna Miller and Norwich Energy Committee Leader Linda Gray for a deep dive on state program and policy conversations and the expanding, locally-led effort of energy committees across Vermont.