“Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) heralds many of the initiatives announced in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan announced earlier today. The goals of doubling renewables on public lands to 20 gigawatts by 2020, streamlining permitting for the retrofitting of existing hydro dams, and the commitment by the Department of Defense to deploy 3 gigawatts of solar, wind, geothermal and bioenergy technologies at military installations by 2025 will not only grow jobs in renewables and set the stage for faster deployment of clean, renewable energy – it will further promote local energy security and reduce energy costs while placing us on a continued path towards climate change mitigation. President Obama’s focus on the important and critical role of businesses and communities in collaboratively leading America forward in our energy transformation reflects the ongoing work seen here in Vermont. Increasing energy resiliency — and improving our energy infrastructure – are critical steps in aligning towards our own state goal of 90% renewables across all energy sectors (electricity, heating, and transportation) by 2050.”
REV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing nearly 300 businesses, individuals, colleges and others committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and expanding the availability of renewable sources of energy in Vermont. REV works as the only advocacy organization dedicated solely to advancing renewable energy in the state.