EAN releases an annual report each year tracking our statewide progress to our energy and climate goals. Excerpts from the 2017 annual report, released June 19, 2018 are found below. Read the release and download the report here.
Each year, EAN tracks Vermont’s progress towards core statutory energy targets and state goals across all energy sectors: heat, electricity, transportation and efficiency in partnership with State agencies.
90% by 2050 Milestones (2017 Update)
What does it actually mean to meet 90% of Vermont’s 2050 energy needs from renewable sources and increased efficiency. How much solar might we need? How much advanced wood heat? What about heat pumps or electric vehicles? Where are we now on that pathway?
EAN developed a “Pathways to Clean Energy” analysis to illustrate what Vermont’s energy transition might look like using known technologies across decade milestones from a baseline of 2010 to 2050. Each year, EAN tracks Vermont’s progress toward these milestones.
There are many ways to reach 90% by 2050, and this analysis is not meant to be a “roadmap”. Rather, it is intended to provide an understanding of orders of magnitude needed to reach our State goal to support the Comprehensive Energy Plan’s targets.
What are the key drivers to a clean energy future? In simple graphic terms, how much does each energy sector contribute to reaching our goal? Where does it get us? EAN developed a few simple graphics to help illustrate the total energy transition.
Community Level Energy Tracking
In addition to statewide tracking, EAN provides tools for all regions, counties and towns in Vermont to track local progress towards 90% by 2050 through its Community Energy Dashboard.
The Dashboard uses best available data from utilities, state agencies, census and other official sources to bring community level energy information to every Vermonter. Click on this link to view your community’s progress across all three energy sectors.