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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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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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Vermont County Offers Energy Efficiency Assessments (Ind. Report)
Efficiency Vermont
Date: 2019-02-22
Efficiency Vermont is reporting a partnership with the Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) and other Vermont organizations provide free energy efficiency assessments for Addison County businesses. The program is aimed at helping business in the county identify and rectify energy efficiency shortfalls and save on energy costs. The program is part of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative,

ACEDC is offering to support this initiative with grant funding and will make $1,000 available to Addison County for-profit businesses. The agency will make between one and five grants ranging from $200 to $1,000. The business must match the grant 1:1 and the project must get underway within two months and completed within six months of the grant award. (Source: Efficiency Vermont, Addison County Economic Development Corp., Addison County Independent, 21 Feb., 2019) Contact: Addison County Economic Dev. Corp., Fred Kenney,,; Efficiency Vermont, 888-921-5990, www

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Button Up Vermont Campaign Promotes Energy Efficiency, Weatherization (Ind. Report)
Efficiency Vermont
Date: 2018-10-10
The 2018 Button Up Vermont campaign to encourage and assist Vermonters in energy efficiency and weatherization projects was launched last week in Williston. The program aims to make at least 5,000 Vermont homes warmer and less expensive to heat by the end of this year.

Residents in any of 19 participating communities will qualify for free home energy "walk-throughs" by qualified contractors who will then provide a proposed project scope, estimated savings, and estimated cost for completing the energy efficiency and weatherization work recommendations. Contractor will also help participants access incentives that may be available from power producers, utilities and others. Programs, incentives, and resources are available statewide from Button Up Vermont partners.

Vermont has a statewide goal of achieving 25 percent energy savings in at least 80,000 homes by the year 2020. (Source: Buton Up Vermont, PR, VT Digger, Oct., 2018) Contact: Button Up Vermont, www.; Efficiency Vermont, (888) 921-5990,

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