Update on potential efficiency cuts

Last week, we reported that the Vermont Senate was considering a proposal by the Administration to raid funds for critical heating efficiency programs to help close the budget gap.

VPIRG supporters launched into action, calling their senators and asking them to oppose this idea. We’re happy to report that it looks like this plan has been shelved for the time being. There’s still the potential for the legislature┬áto revisit it in the coming weeks – and we’ll be sure to provide an update if and when that happens. But for now, it looks like we have been able to protect these important programs that help Vermonters reduce their energy usage and save on home heating bills.

We’d also like to offer a big thank you to everyone who wrote and called their senators.