Vermont won’t be able to make a serious dent in its transportation and heating emissions unless state leaders come up with significant new revenue sources.
The council is tasked with creating plans to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 from 1990 levels.
A state climate council has completed a roadmap for reducing greenhouse gases, but the real challenge will be implementing it, advocates say.
Red Wing’s five-year plan offers less daunting action items and more political accountability, its creators say.
Mindful of PG&E’s struggles in California, Xcel Energy and electrical cooperatives are stepping up efforts to minimize the risk of causing wildfires.