Support our coverage of Vermont’s Energy Rebellion and our effort to persuade the Vermont Legislature to end the rebellion. Vermont’s communities should determine our energy future, not developers.
Vermont’s Energy Rebellion
Vermont has adopted ambitious energy goals that will require the siting of small, distributed electricity-generation facilities in virtually every town in the state.
The Shumlin administration could have engaged Vermont’s communities in the achievement of these goals.
Instead, the administration turned achievement of our energy goals over to energy developers who are running roughshod over our cities and towns.
Poor treatment of Vermont communities by energy developers and the state’s Public Service Board has sparked a grassroots energy rebellion that includes dozens of towns from every region in the state.
The energy rebellion is spreading—we cannot meet our energy goals without the cooperation of our communities.
Our legislature can put an end to the energy rebellion and put us on track to meet our energy goals by granting Vermont’s cities and towns the authority to make their own decisions about energy technologies and energy siting.