Vermont seeks 90% renewable energy sources by 2050

Tracy McDonald

Tracy McDonald

Dec 15, 2011 – Associated Press

MONTPELIER, Vermont , December 15, 2011 () – Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the state to get 90 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2050, largely eliminating the state's reliance on fossil fuels.

The plan outlined Thursday calls for greater energy efficiency and increased use of clean, renewable sources of power for electricity, heating and transportation.

Shumlin was joined at a Montpelier news conference where the plan was announced by Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller and other officials.

Vermont currently gets about 25 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources of power.

Officials say working toward the goal will create jobs and promote economic security and independence.

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