S.51 - 90% Renewable Energy

This bill would establish Vermont's renewable energy goals (90% by 2050) in statute.

Current Status

(4/21/2017): This bill is currently "on-the-wall" of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Energy Committee. It will either be taken off-the-wall in the next session or left on the wall to "die". If the bill "dies" on the wall, it will need to be re-introduced as a new bill in another session.

(3/15/2017): This bill is currently under consideration as a Joint Resolution with House, J.R.S. 11 and gaining momentum. This bill is also likely to be influenced by YOUR comments and preferences, so contact your legislators and make your thoughts known!

Why This Bill Matters to Walking and Biking:

If passed,  S.51 would require Vermonters to rely more heavily on alternate modes of transportation in an effort to meet these energy goals. An increase in the use of carbon-neutral modes of transportation will lead to biking and walking issues being of higher priority within the statehouse.


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  • commented 2017-04-22 09:18:31 -0400
    The core of this bill still has a shot at being included in an energy omnibus bill. The other great part of S.51 was that it provided substantial guidance for the Agency of Transportation to develop alternative modes of low carbon transportation. It also offered a framework for better coordination between agencies in pursuing this target. Let’s hope the spirit of S.51 lives on in a strengthened form! Thanks for all you do Local Motion.
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