Vermont’s greenhouse gas mandate: costly, symbolic environmentalism #VT

By National Wind Watch Vermont, along with 19 other states, has a long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction mandate. The original mandate, signed into law in 2006, called for a 75 percent reduction below 1990 emissions levels by 2050. In 2011, then- Governor Shumlin raised the goal to a 90 percent reduction by 2050, something which the 2016 State Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) discusses in detail. Too bad the numbers don’t add up. Vermont’s mandate is much more than a requirement to supply consumers with . . .

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