Climate Change Council releases draft report

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Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 11:30 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 at 11:49 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A first look at Vermont’s potential plan for battling climate change is out. The state’s Climate Council posted a draft of a proposed action plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont by no less than 26% by January 2025.

More than 1,500 Vermonters gave input for the report.

In the document, there are five categories of recommendations to improve climate sustainability. The report focuses heavily on reducing vehicle emissions. It includes suggestions for more electric car chargers and pubilc transit options.

Additionally, the report mentions reducing the carbon intensity created by fuel from other types of vehicles.

“This is an initial plan. We know it has some great stuff in it, but it also has a ton missing,” said Jane Lazorchak, the director of the Global Warming Solutions Act. “We’re going to be thinking about how we work with the council, which is an ongoing body, which is just setting the stage for this first plan.”

The climate council is in the process of reviewing the draft plan with a goal of issuing a final report by Dec. 1.

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