Vermont Climate Action Plan
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a bill to create a Clean Heat Standard, saying it had no detail on costs and impacts.
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The Vermont Senate passed a bill 28-1 that would, for the first time, legally define what environmental justice means in the state.
Vermont’s House of Representatives passed a bill that would implement a clean heat standard, as recommended by the state's Climate Council.
A task group of the Vermont Climate Council will take an extra six months to identify an alternative to TCI-P for reducing transportation emissions.
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.
Under Vermont's plans to ramp up EV adoption, gas tax revenue losses from light-duty cars could total $80 million in 2050, according to a new study.
With Northeast states backing out of joining TCI-P, states now have a major funding gap for their plans to clean up the transportation sector.
Transitioning to 100% ZEV sales in Vermont will be a challenge, as 85% of its passenger vehicle sales are currently higher-priced SUV and truck models.
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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