State of Vermont secondary Archives: on Energy & Oil

Keith Stern: Goal to convert to 75% renewable energy will hurt Vermont

In order to get to the 75% renewable energy by 2032, a goal set by the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan, Vermont would end up with 30K acres of solar fields and 200 miles of wind turbines equaling the destruction of Vermont as we know it! You have had no say! The VCEP states, "Not only can Vermont be a leader in global climate change efforts, but we can do so while increasing our energy security, improving our economy, protecting ratepayers, and reducing total energy costs." At what expense? They are out to destroy the Vermont landscape, ecosystem and your financial stability through a $500,000,000 a year tax on home heating fuel, propane for your hot water and fuel for your cars! The destruction of the Green Mountain State's character, natural beauty and way of life through big government is unacceptable! The Vermont Renewable Mandate must be repealed and replaced with something that makes sense for our wildlife and our way of life.
Source: 2018 VT Gubernatorial campaign website Sep 18, 2018

Christine Hallquist: Supports Solar Pathways plan of 90% renewable energy by 2050

Follow the Solar Pathways Vermont plan for reaching a 90% renewable energy supply by 2050.
Source: 2018 VT governor Campaign website Sep 1, 2018

Scott Milne: Stop subsidizing expensive energy like wind & solar

As of July 2014, Vermont's average retail price of electricity to commercial, industrial, and residential consumers is 24%, 27%, and 37% higher than the national average, respectively. At the same time, Vermont is subsidizing wind, solar, and micro-hydro projects. We have shut down Vermont Yankee and don't have a credible alternative. Consumers have no choice in whether they want to subsidize more expensive sources of energy or not. Despite accounting for about a tenth of a percent of the national carbon emissions, we are adopting inefficient and expensive policies and passing the costs along to the ratepayer.

Vermont needs an energy policy that benefits the average ratepayer. The Scott Milne administration's energy policy will be based on facts. We will think innovatively and keep in mind the economic impact of energy policies on everyone from the struggling families to Global Foundries. When I launched my campaign I pledged to always listen before I act.

Source: 2014 VT gubernatorial campaign website "Building Our Base" Nov 1, 2014

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