Support the Energy Innovation Program Vermont already has a key policy in place to help you embrace low carbon, highly efficient heating and transportation alternatives. This policy, the Energy Innovation Program, is the most important single policy Vermont has ever adopted to reduce our carbon pollution. At least one utility has already called for this requirement to be weakened, and we can’t let that happen. Join us by signing the petition below to support the Energy Innovation Program and make sure we can help all Vermonters kick their fossil fuel habit. What is it and why does it matter? The Energy Innovation Program is also known as Tier III of Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES). Just as the first tier of the RES requires utilities to provide increasing levels of renewable electricity (starting at 55% this year and increasing to 75% in 2032), the Energy Transformation Requirement requires utilities to continuously ratchet up their support for their customers’ transitioning off of fossil fuels for heating and transportation. Many utilities are already providing incentives for heat pumps, weatherization, and/or electric vehicles and if they’re not yet, they will be soon. A lot of those programs help advance strategic electrification. As we’ve said before, strategic electrification is a win-win: it saves money and energy for Vermont’s families, businesses, and schools. Support the Energy Innovation Program To Vermont Legislators * Personalize your message We, the undersigned, support the Energy Innovation Program, also known as Tier III of Vermont's Renewable Energy Standard. It is the single most important policy Vermont has ever adopted to reduce our carbon pollution, and will simultaneously help Vermonters save money and increase in-state economic activity. We urge you to stand with us in upholding this policy and ensuring there is no retreat from the critical work of transforming our energy system. Sincerely,[Your Name] Enter Your Contact Info Below *Required fields * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT None * ZIP / Postal Code: Phone Number: If you take action and have not already registered, you will receive periodic updates and communications from Vermont Public Interest Research Group.