To get to zero by 2050, Vermont must cut climate pollution by
0.3 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent a year.

Emissions in Vermont

Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions

Note: Grey area indicates missing data due to processing delays.

This is how we're going to do it.


Vermont's climate pollution, by source
🏭 Other: 31%🔌 Power: 0%🚗 Transport: 38%🏠 Buildings: 31%

    Decarbonize Our Buildings

    🏭 Other: 31%🔌 Power: 0%🚗 Transport: 38%🏠 Buildings: 31%

    31% of Vermont's climate pollution comes from buildings.

    We burn fossil fuels to heat our air, water, and food.

    To cut this pollution...

    Let's electrify our heat!

    We'll replace...

    ...in all of Vermont's 351,000 buildings.

    In fact, 20% of buildings in Vermont are already fossil fuel free!

    That means we only need to electrify the remaining 281,000 dirty buildings in Vermont. That's around 10,000 per year.

    Percent of Buildings electrifiedA chart showing the share of Buildings that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.19.98% have been electrified, and the remaining 80.02% are fossil fuel based.Buildings ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all buildings cuts 31% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 31%🔌 Power: 0%🚗 Transport: 38%🏠 Buildings: 31%

    Decarbonize Our Transport

    🏭 Other: 31%🔌 Power: 0%🚗 Transport: 38%🏠 Buildings: 31%

    38% of Vermont's pollution comes from cars, trucks, trains, and planes.

    But mostly from cars.

    To cut this pollution,

    your next car must be electric.

    Or consider going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, car share, or other alternatives!

    There are 193,000 vehicles in Vermont and 2,000 are already electric (1.2% of the total).

    We need to electrify (or replace) the remaining 191,000 gas-powered vehicles. That's around 7,000 a year.

    Percent of Vehicles electrifiedA chart showing the share of Vehicles that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.1.2% have been electrified, and the remaining 98.8% are fossil fuel based.Vehicles ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all transportation cuts 38% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 31%🔌 Power: 0%🚗 Transport: 38%🏠 Buildings: 31%

    Power

    Vermont produces all of it's power without making any climate pollution! 😎

    Check out another state to see how they can cut their power emissions to zero.


    Other Emissions

    🏭 Other: 31%🔌 Power: 0%🚗 Transport: 38%🏠 Buildings: 31%

    The last 31% of Vermont's climate pollution comes from other sources...

    This includes farming, landfills, industry, and leaks from gas pipelines.

    There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are lots of great ideas:

    • No-till farming to keep CO2 in the soil
    • Capturing methane leaks from landfills
    • Capturing CO2 to make emissions-free concrete
    • Burning green hydrogen to make emissions-free steel
    • Plugging methane leaks from gas pipelines

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