Winter cold might be the furthest thing from Vermonter’s minds right now, however, now is the time to start thinking about how to heat next winter. Tuesday, June 26th, Renewable Energy Vermont, a non-profit trade association representing Vermont’s clean energy trades, will facilitate a press conference to outline the benefits of using wood heat, as well as the newly increased incentives and a sales tax exemption recently signed into law, which can help make the transition easier. This event will also serve as a status update on the actions outlined in the 5-Year Plan for Advanced Wood Heating, released in November of last year.
Advanced wood heat offers a unique opportunity to support forestry operations, maintain Vermont’s healthy forests and a working landscape, tackle Vermont’s thermal heating needs, reduce emissions, lower heating costs, and create well-paying trade jobs. Due to this solution’s position at the confluence of these Vermont-specific needs, advanced wood heating solutions received tri-partisan support this past legislative session.
- Who: Olivia Campbell Andersen, Renewable Energy Vermont; Senator Anthony Pollina, Washington County; Karen Glitman, Efficiency Vermont; Andy Boutin, Pellergy LLC; Susan Clark, advanced wood heat user
- When: Tuesday, June 26th at 10:30 am
- Where: The Home of Susan Clark & Mark Bushnell’s – 42 McCullough Hill, Middlesex, VT
- Associated Hashtags: #vtpoli #VTHeatsLocal #VTClimateEcon #VTbiz
About Renewable Energy Vermont
Renewable Energy Vermont represents businesses, non-profits, utilities, and individuals committed to reducing our reliance on dirty fossil fuels by increasing clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency in Vermont. Vermont’s clean energy economy directly enables at least 19,080 jobs at 3,751 businesses, representing approximately 6% of Vermont’s workforce. Together, we will achieve 90% total renewable energy (electric, thermal, transportation) before 2050. Learn more at www.revermont.org.
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