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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 30 : Public Service

Chapter 005 : State Policy; Plans; Jurisdiction and Regulatory Authority of Commission and Department

Subchapter 001 : General Powers

(Cite as: 30 V.S.A. § 202a)
  • § 202a. State energy policy

    It is the general policy of the State of Vermont:

    (1) To ensure to the greatest extent practicable that Vermont can meet its energy service needs in a manner that is adequate, reliable, secure, and sustainable; that ensures affordability and encourages the State’s economic vitality, the efficient use of energy resources, and cost-effective demand-side management; and that is environmentally sound.

    (2) To identify and evaluate, on an ongoing basis, resources that will meet Vermont’s energy service needs in accordance with the principles of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and least-cost integrated planning, including efficiency, conservation, and load management alternatives; wise use of renewable resources; and environmentally sound energy supply.

    (3) To meet Vermont’s energy service needs in a manner that will achieve the greenhouse gas emissions reductions requirements pursuant to 10 V.S.A § 578 and is consistent with the Vermont Climate Action Plan adopted and updated pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 592. (Added 1981, No. 236 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; amended 1983, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 13, eff. April 19, 1984; 1991, No. 259 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2019, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.), § 7, eff. Sept. 22, 2020.)