Sustainable Energy at Vital Communities

Vital Communities moves the Upper Valley toward energy independence by catalyzing local efforts to meet 90% of our energy needs through a mix of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources by 2050. Energy Independence for the Upper Valley means reducing our reliance on foreign fossil fuels as a means of strengthening and ensuring the long-term vitality of our local economy. Vital Communities’ Energy Program works toward:

  • More efficient use of the energy we already consume.
  • More renewable and locally-sourced energy sources.
  • More collaboration across our region and across sectors.

Why 90% by 2050? In 2011, the State of Vermont released a state Comprehensive Energy Plan with the goal of achieving 90% renewable energy by 2050 statewide. We’re proud to join our partners in Vermont in working toward this goal, and we’re committed to making the Upper Valley a leader in efforts toward energy independence in both Vermont and New Hampshire.

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Teaming up with communities and solar installers to bring solar to more towns.

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Working with town energy committees and town planners.

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Working with our region’s biggest energy users on efficiency and fuel switching.

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