Revive support for heating plan, with your call!

You might have heard about VPIRG’s plan to weatherize one in four Vermont homes, save Vermonters hundreds of millions of dollars and prevent millions of tons of global warming pollution from being pumped into our atmosphere, all the while creating jobs and growing Vermont’s economy.

That plan is on the ropes, but your help could revive it.

Many Representatives understand how valuable heating efficiency is, but since the legislation that would expand Vermont’s heating efficiency programs requires a significant up-front investment by the State (millions of dollars, in fact), the House of Representatives is in real danger of taking a pass in the face of stiff political opposition.

Please take a moment to call your Representative(s) today and let them know you support fully funding the heating efficiency bill, H.216. Click here to find their phone number(s).

The unfortunate truth is that raising revenue is always tough for politicians, no matter how fantastic or necessary a program is or how much money it will save their constituents over time (or how great a Representative they are). In order for your Representative(s) to go to bat for funding these programs in their committee or on the House floor, they need to hear from you.

Click here to get your Representative’s number, and then give them a quick call and let them know you hope they’ll support funding the heating efficiency bill at the levels required to meet the State’s efficiency goals.

Making that call will take just a minute, but that minute could be critical to us having a shot at real funding for heating efficiency and renewable heat in the State House.

Extra Credit – Once you talk to your Representative, please reply to vpirg@vpirg.org and let us know what they said.

If you’re looking for more info on the proposals or want to refresh your memory before you talk to your Representative, you can find more information at https://www.vpirg.org/news/this-just-in-heating-legislation-can-help-vermonters-save-big/.