The CCRPC is committed to working with our communities and regional partners toward the goal of getting to 90% renewable by 2050 and reduce total energy consumption by one third by 2050. We assist towns with drafting the energy element of their town plans. Addressing energy in the town plan involves an analysis of energy usage, identifying potential efficiency opportunities, which includes focusing on land use and transportation strategies, and identifying potential renewable energy resources. As a regional organization, we also regularly convene local energy committees to provide information and networking events. Additionally, we work collaboratively with Drive Electric Vermont to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles and electric vehicle infrastructure.
SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON:
- Webinar: Getting Started with Electric Vehicles » | State RPCs and Green Mountain Power hosted a webinar on 9/21/21 to offer an overview on electric vehicles and the rebates available to make switching to EV driving easier.
- Drive Electric Vermont » | Compare EV models, find incentives, and learn about charging and charging installation.
- Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVSE) – Friendly Development Regulations for Municipalities » | Prepared by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.
- Electric Vehicle Fleet Case Studies » | This report, prepared by VEIC, provides an introduction to EVs and real-world results from their applications in Vermont.
- Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Infrastructure Planning Study: Phase I » | Phase II » | This planning study, prepared by VEIC, discusses current and future adoption of EVs in Vermont, the type of charging currently available, and how to increase EV infrastructure in the future.
- Clean Heating & Cooling Guide » | This consumers’ guide was developed by the Clean Energy States Alliance, a national nonprofit organization, to inform consumers about the benefits of clean heating and cooling technologies.
- Webinar: Battery Storage » | State RPCs and Green Mountain Power hosted a webinar on 2/8/22 to provide information on GMP’s battery storage programs and how they can help you stay powered up, while also reducing carbon emissions and lowering costs for all GMP customers. Click here to find GMP’s Bring Your Own Device program. Click here to find GMP’s Tesla Powerwall program. Click here to find VEC’s home battery program.
- Webinar: Weatherization and the Windows Conundrum » | In this webinar held February 24, 2022, Efficiency Vermont discussed the reasons why it may be better to weatherize your home before you replace your windows, and other ways to mitigate commonly experienced issues around windows. Watch the video » | View the presentation »
- Weatherization Workforce Issues » | To meet Vermont’s weatherization goals, the State needs to address all the challenges affecting weatherization workforce. These challenges include shortages of skilled workers willing to work in uncomfortable conditions, wage competition with less-strenuous working conditions, fluctuations in funding/incentives for weatherization projects, and affordable housing. View Efficiency Vermont’s Weatherization Workforce Plan.
- Climate Change and Land Use » | This guide is intended to provide municipalities with guidance on how to amend the land use regulations to limit low density sprawl, enable compact walkable neighborhoods, and protect the working and natural landscape to ensure climate change resilience.
- Energy Revolving Loan Fund Presentation » | This presentation provides municipalities with information on how to start an Energy Revolving Loan Fund to pay for energy and efficiency projects including heat pumps and electric vehicle charging stations.
- Webinar: Chittenden County Energy Data » | The CCRPC hosted an energy data webinar on August 31, 2020. Watch the Video Recording » | Review the Data »
- Chittenden County Regional Energy Plan » | The CCRPC developed a focused Regional Energy Plan to advance the State’s Comprehensive Energy Plan’s climate and energy goals while also being consistent with municipal and regional land use plans.
- Energy Planning & Implementation Guidebook for Vermont Communities »
For more information or to be added to the energy distribution list, please contact Melanie Needle, CCRPC Senior Planner, at (802) 846-4490 x 127.