In 2018, Burlington announced a goal to reduce and eventually eliminate their fossil fuel usage in heating and ground transportation. This ambitious goal was codified in a Roadmap commitment from the City, Burlington Electric Department, and Efficiency Vermont in September of 2019. The Roadmap report can be read by clicking on the picture to the left.
In 2012 Burlington became the smallest city to receive the IBM Smarter Cities designation. This is a thorough review of existing plans, goals, infrastructure, and talent, and recommends next steps in order to maximize the city's assets in order to establish Burlington as a "green tech city." For more information, click the picture to the left.
The annual report by the Energy Action Network details where Vermont is at in regards to meeting its 90% renewable by 2050 goal and what we will need to do to achieve that. The most recent (2018) report shows that the state is currently at 19% renewable and climate pollution from Vermont is 16% higher than 1990 levels. It lays out a series of steps necessary to meet both the Paris Climate Agreement goals committed to by Governor Phil Scott, and the 90% by 2050 goals committed to by the previous governor, Peter Shumlin. The full report can be found by clicking on the picture to the left.
The State of the Lake report breaks Lake Champlain into 5 regions (Main Lake, Mississquoi Bay, Malletts Bay, Northeast Arm, and South Lake) and details issues faced by them along with the roles they play in the broader lake basin ecosystem. To read a detailed summary or the full report, click on the picture to the left.