29 Oct '13, 4pm

Vermont renewables businesses call for 20% clean energy and conservation targets for 2020 - #solar

Taking a page out of the European playbook, Vermont's renewable energy businesses are calling for Vermont to meet 20% of its total energy consumption with renewable energy, conservation and efficiency by 2020. Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) says a "20 by 2020" plan is critical to address climate change, strengthen the local economy and meet the state's clean energy goal of 90% renewable generation by 2050. The European Renewable Energy Council, a group of cleantech businesses and organizations, has called on the European Commission to go further than its current 20% clean energy and conservation targets for 2020 with legally binding 30% by 2030 targets . "To create a bright economic future and give our environment a fighting chance, Vermont must electrify our economy with renewable energy,” says Martha Staskus, chairperson of the REV board and vice president of development...

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