- Nov 15, 2019 6:21 pm GMT
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Those three key strategies sound like a game-changing, winning formula to meet the 30% GHG reduction goals: a) doubling energy efficiency savings with a $20 million upfront investment; b) expanding (significantly) renewable natural gas for customers; and c) strengthening partnerships to advance projects such as district energy in Burlington and Middlebury, and a net zero home pilot program.
VGS has crafted a pro-climate plan that will remain affordable for customers. VGS estimates these clean energy measures will initially add about $3/month to the average residential customer’s heating bill in 2021, with similar modest annual increases through 2025, after which they are expected to level off. As part of its on-going commitment to customers, VGS will minimize cost impacts at every possible opportunity. VGS will work with regulators as these proposals advance. "With our commitment today, we join energy trailblazers who have shined a bright light on the path ahead," VGS President and CEO Don Rendall said. "For those who have not seen a role for VGS in Vermont's clean energy future, we want you to know that VGS is all in. We share a conviction that we must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and achieve a decarbonized, affordable energy future."