Clean Heat Standard (CHS)
Massachusetts energy providers, consumers and climate advocates presented contrasting visions of what solutions should be included in a clean heat standard.
The Vt. Agency of Natural Resources will adopt four California vehicle emission standards by the end of the year so they will be effective for model year 2026.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a bill to create a Clean Heat Standard, saying it had no detail on costs and impacts.
Massachusetts Undersecretary of Energy Judy Chang revealed potential Commission on Clean Heat recommendations in a draft 2025/2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan.
Vermont’s House of Representatives passed a bill that would implement a clean heat standard, as recommended by the state's Climate Council.
Vermont lawmakers are working on a bill that would implement a Clean Heat Standard in the state starting in 2024.
The Western Climate Initiative is one option the Vermont Climate Council will explore to replace TCI-P in its Climate Action Plan released in December.
The Vermont Climate Council voted 19-4 to adopt an Initial Climate Action Plan with the expectation that it will update it next year.
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Consultants to the Vermont Climate Council modeled GHG emission reductions based on proposed actions from the council’s Cross-sector Mitigation Subcommittee.
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