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Energy study maps path to 90 percent renewables

Reposted from the Barre Montpelier Times Argus:

MONTPELIER — Policymakers inside the Shumlin administration want Vermont to get 90 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. A new study aims to show how to make it happen.

The Department of Public Service Monday unveiled a progress report on the “Total Energy Study” that will, by sometime next summer, lay out a road map for supplying the state’s energy needs with solar, wind, hydropower and other renewable technologies.

The 38-page document, according to one of its authors, doesn’t yet have all the answers. But Asa Hopkins, director of energy policy and planning, said the state is beginning to winnow the options.

Read more at this link: Barre Montpelier Times Argus.

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