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To get to zero by 2050, Vermont must cut climate pollution by 0.3 million metric tons of C02 equivalent a year.
Emissions in Vermont
Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions
We can do it. Here's how.
- Regenerative agriculture to sequester carbon in soil
- Composting to reduce landfill methane emissions
- New techniques for manufacturing CO2 emitting materials, like concrete
31% of emissions in Vermont comes from buildings.
Mostly from different types of heating.
80% of the pollution of your typical home comes from heating your space, water, and food.
There are 351,000 buildings in Vermont and 20% of building systems are already electrified.
We need to electrify the remaining 281,000 buildings in Vermont. That's around 10,000 per year.
That will solve 31% of the problem.
🚗 Getting Around
38% of emissions in Vermont comes from cars, trucks, and planes.
Mostly from our cars.
To cut this pollution, if you have a car, your next one needs to be an electric vehicle (EV).
Or try going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, or walking if it works for you.
There are 193,000 vehicles in Vermont and 2,000 are already electric (1.2% of the total).
We need to electrify the remaining 191,000 vehicles. That's around 7,000 a year.
That will solve another 38% of the problem.
🔌 Power Generation
Vermont has absolutely no emissions from making power, it's doing great! 😎
Check out another state to see how they can cut their power emissions to zero.
🏭 Other Emissions
The last 31% of emissions in Vermont comes other sources
This includes industry, landfills, and farming.
There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are a lot of great ideas!
Learn how to electrify your own machines and pass local policy to electrify the restTake Action