About

WHO WE ARE
Energy Action Network is a diverse group of leading non-profits, businesses, public agencies and other high-level stakeholders seeking to advance Vermont’s transition to a sustainable energy future and meet 90% of our 2050 energy needs through efficiency and renewables.

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EAN recognizes that achieving our goals will require more than the capacity of individual organizations. Changing large complex systems requires a network approach to harness the power of individual efforts into a leveraged whole.

MISSION

EAN’s mission is to end Vermont’s reliance on fossil fuels and to create clean, affordable and secure electric, heating, and transportation systems for the 21st Century.

 

APPROACH

EAN’s work is based on four core leverage points to catalyze a shift to an energy system based on efficiency and renewables. See more information below on our four leverage points.

GOAL

To meet 90% of Vermont’s energy needs through renewable energy and increased efficiency by 2050. This goal is consistent with the State of Vermont’s 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan.

EAN VALUES
  • Shared leadership and accountability
  • Transparent and inclusive
  • Interdependent and collaborative
  • Systems-level perspective
  • Data driven
  • Deliberate
GUIDING PRINCIPLES
  • Leveraging the strength of other organizations already operating in the field;
  • Creating a culture of shared leadership and accountability;
  • Honoring people’s opinions and contributions as equally valuable;
  • Being independent of political parties and the political leadership in the state;
  • Connecting diverse perspectives and sectors to allow new ideas to emerge.
leverage pointsLEVERAGE GROUPS

As a basis for our work, EAN has identified four leverage points with a catalytic and transformative effect on Vermont’s energy system. We have organized four “leverage point work groups” to define and advance specific projects within each of these areas.

EAN’s work is aligned with Vermont’s 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan and its goal of having 90% of Vermont’s energy needs met through efficiency and renewable sources by 2050.