We ask in this article: how can planners and policymakers replicate Vermont’s energy and climate policies? We begin by explaining the research methods utilized for this article—mainly research interviews with a pool of experts, coupled with a targeted literature review. We then analyze the success of Vermont energy policy across four areas: energy efficiency, renewable energy, the smart grid, and energy governance. The following sections first explain how Vermont accomplished these successes, next identify a number of remaining barriers and elements of Vermont’s approach that may not be replicable, and finally present the article’s conclusions.
Recommended CitationBenjamin K. Sovacool, Alex Gilbert, and Brian Thomson, Innovations in Energy and Climate Policy: Lessons from Vermont, 31 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 651 (2014)
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