Vermont city’s goal ‘Net zero’ fossil fuel use News Local Vermont Boston com

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Vermont city’s goal: zero’ fossil fuel use

Vt. (AP) With the launch of a downtown district heating still six months away, in Vermont’s capital city on set the goal of making Montpelier a user of fossil fuels by

More electric vehicle stations and a campaign to have install new high-efficiency heat are among the steps the city take in conjunction with the group Efficiency Vermont and the largest utility, Green Power Corp. in pursuit of the officials said.


‘‘Deploying technologies in our cities and will have economic and benefits for all Vermonters,’’ said Powell, the utility’s chief ‘‘It makes perfect that Vermont would be the where we can successfully make our net zero.’’

Powell and others said getting more closer to home will new jobs for workers from installers to loggers who harvest and put the city in a leadership role in the to stem climate change by the use of fossil fuels.

Montpelier, the nation’s smallest capital, has a population of about

Officials say the city is well for the effort. Fifteen percent of its have had recent energy recently aimed mainly at heating loads, according to Vermont. Meanwhile, the downtown heating system, tying 37 state and private buildings to fueled by wood chips Vermont forests, is scheduled to be by the fall.

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A central part of the strategy is to use solar- and wind-generated electricity, for space heating and vehicles. numbers of cars will be by renewable sources, energy said, while highly-efficient pumps, which extract from even frigid air and move it inside buildings, play key roles.

Andrea executive director of the Energy Network, a group involved in the said in an interview a model for Montpelier is trying to do is Samso in Denmark, where extensive use of power has enabled the population of to generate more energy it uses every year 2005.

Colnes acknowledged it may be difficult for to measure exactly its progress or achievement of, the net zero goal. In the city would have to add up instance in which someone up a vehicle with an internal engine or turned a thermostat up to on a fossil-fueled-fired furnace, and then enough renewable energy to those uses.

She said the Net Zero Montpelier has not settled yet on a method to measure uses, but it expects to as the initiative toward the 2030 goal. don’t want to pretend we all the answers because today we just launching it,’’ said.

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