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Burlington Electric Extends Renewables, Efficiency Program (Ind. Report)
Burlington Electric
Date: 2021-02-03
In Vermont, the city of Burlington Burlington Electric Department is reporting the extension of its Green Stimulus Program until the end of this year, or until funds are exhausted.

According to the release, the most popular Green Stimulus program is incentives to install heat pumps which have seen a fivefold increase in installations sine the program launch. Under the program, up to 75 pct of the cost of a residential heat pump is covered by rebates and incentives for low- and moderate-income customers. The Green Stimulus Program also includes incentives and loan programs for weatherization, energy efficiency and other projects. (Source: Burlington Electric, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Burlington Electric Department, Chris Burns, Director of Energy Services, (802) 865-7300,; Efficiency Vermont, (888) 921-5990,

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Vermont Efficiency Efforts to Include Heating, Transport (Ind. Report)
Efficiency Vermont
Date: 2020-02-10
In Montpelier, the Vermont Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee is reporting approval of a bill that would allow the state's electric efficiency utilities -- Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric Department -- to spend up to $2 million over the next three years on heating and transportation efficiency projects. Previous projects included home weatherization which saved Vermonters an estimated $1.7 billion from 2000-2018. Transportation and heating account for close to 80 pct of Vermonters' energy costs as well as contribute to climate change pollution.

Vermont legislators set a goal to weatherize 80,000 homes by 2020 but as of 2018, only 27,186 homes had been weatherized, according to a 2020 energy report from the state Department of Public Service.

Download the Vermont Energy Burden Report 2019 HERE. Source: Efficiency Vermont, Vermont Digger, 7 Feb., 2020) Contact: Efficiency Vermont, (888) 921-5990,

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Burlington Releases Net Zero Energy Roadmap (Ind. Report)
City of Burlington
Date: 2019-09-11
In Vermont, the city of Burlington (pop. 43,000 +-) and the Burlington Electric Department (BED) are reporting release of the city's Net Zero Energy Roadmap, a study of four strategic pathways for the city to become a Net Zero Energy city by 2030. The City also reported it has begun putting the report's strategies into action and has launched a slate of new programs and initiatives designed to help Burlington achieve it Net Zero Energy climate goal.

To reach Net Zero Energy by 2030, the study calls for Burlington to reduce total energy use and increase electrification across the electric, heating, and ground transportation sectors, while continuing to source all of its electricity from renewable generation. The Roadmap identifies important criteria to achieve that goal, including: efficient electric buildings, increased adoption of electric Vehicles (EVs), implementing a district energy system that could reduce fossil fuel consumption by 15 pct, and developing alternative transportation systems and programs.

In response to the city program, Burlington Electric Department announced a slate of new programs and incentives that build on existing initiatives and focus on both building electrification and energy efficiency and transportation, lowering energy consumption and electric rates. (Source: City of Burlington, PR, Sept., 2019) Contact: City of Burlington, Jennifer Green, Director of Sustainability,; Burlington Electric Department, Darren Springer, Gen. Manager,

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New Energy Efficiency Incentive Program Offered in Vermont (Funding)
Vermont,Efficiency Vermont
Date: 2019-04-08
In the Green Mountain State, the Vermont Natural Resources and Human Services Agency and the Vermont Department of Public Service report they are partnering with Vermont Gas, Burlington Electric Department and Efficiency Vermont to offer an additional $500 incentive to income eligible Vermonters that undertake energy efficiency weatherization projects.

The new $500 incentive is available to Vermont households with incomes less than 120-pct of the area median income. It will be combined with existing programs. For example it would increase the Home Performance with Energy STAR program incentive from $2,000 to $2,500. (Source: WAMC, 6 April, 2019) Contact: Burlington Electric Department, Chris Burns, Director of Energy Services, (802) 865-7300,; Efficiency Vermont, (888) 921-5990,

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