Vermont Takes Steps to Drive Efficiency, Savings

Vermont Business reports that Efficiency Vermont and the Burlington Electric Department have, for the third year, launched a grant initiative aimed at enabling non-profit organizations and low-income residents to cut their energy bills.

Last year, more than 170 MW of energy were saved by the grant program. The story says that 750 home energy visits were conducted. These resulted in deployment of compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs, low-flow and energy saving water devices, advanced power strips, weatherization upgrades and installation of efficient refrigerators, the story says.

The program is expected to award as many as 10 non-profits with grants ranging from $10,000 to $30,000. Proposals are due by March 17, the story says.

Stowe Today reported last month that Efficiency Vermont has launched a six-month pilot program aimed at helping property and business owners in Morristown reduce their energy costs.

The story says that the goal of the program is “to support efficiency, raise visibility, and help businesses and residents achieve measurable energy savings.” It will include energy audits, educational workshops and events in the community, the story said.

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