Sustainable Transportation Vermont
Sustainable Transportation Vermont
Toward a greener, healthier transportation system

HOW the STATE of VERMONT PLANS to LOWER its CARBON FOOTPRINT

Excerpts from

2016 VT COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY PLAN

 

GOALS

1. Reduce total energy consumption per capita by 50% by 2025, and by more than 1/3 by 2050

2. Meet 25% of the remaining energy need from renewable sources by 2025,  40% by 2035, and  90% by 2050

3. By 2025: 10% renewable transportation, 30% renewable buildings, 67% renewable electric power

 

TRANSPORTATION GOALS

  • Reduce transportation energy demand through smart land use.

  • Shift transportation away from single-occupancy vehicles.

  • Electrify and increase the efficiency of light-duty vehicles.

  • Increase the efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles and power them with renewable fuels.

 

 
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Emissions by source

HOW ARE WE DOING?

A chart showing how much carbon we emitted for various sectors over time, shows that we missed our 2012 target and have a lot of catch-up to do in lowering greenhouse gases (GHGs) to our 2028 goal. Note the large proportion of GHGs emitted from transportation.