Vermont House Passes Clean Energy Bill (H.475)

On Tuesday, the Vermont House of Representatives passed H.475, a VPIRG-backed bill that will streamline the process for Vermonters choosing to power their homes and businesses with solar and other renewable energy sources.  This bill strengthens Vermont’s already nation leading renewables legislation, and builds on work VPIRG and our partners did in 2011. 

“Vermonters overwhelmingly want to take control of their own energy future by embracing renewable energy,” said Ben Walsh, VPIRG’s Clean Energy Advocate.  “Providing greater clarity and removing unnecessary red tape, this bill makes it even easier for Vermonters to go green with their energy choices.” 

The bill has one more procedural vote in the House and then will head to the Senate for its consideration.