Petition: Tell VT Lawmakers to Expand Appliance Efficiency Standards

With a climate denier in the White House and a Secretary of the Department of Energy who once said he would abolish that Department, we have to take matters into our own hands when it comes to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

You can take an important step today to take control of our energy efficiency progress in the age of Trump. Last year, Vermont lawmakers passed a bill protecting efficiency standards for household and business appliances. These standards have saved millions of dollars and are the second biggest energy saving initiative in the U.S., behind only automobile efficiency standards. But under the Trump Administration, they’re at risk.

This year, Vermont lawmakers can pass H.410, which would expand standards to products that aren’t currently covered under Federal standards. These new standards would save Vermonters $215 million dollars and 75GWh of electricity between 2020 and 2035.

This will allow Vermont to protect and advance our critical work on efficiency even if the Trump administration moves backwards.

Sign your name in support of Vermont advancing appliance efficiency standards.

We, the undersigned, support the following statement:

Dear Vermont Legislators:

We urge you to support H.410. Following on the important work of protecting existing federal standards in 2017 (Act 42), H.410 would allow Vermont to continue making progress on efficiency, adopting new standards in the face of federal inaction.

Please ensure Vermont continues to build on our success on energy efficiency by passing H.410.

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