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Renewable & Clean Electricity Review - Draft Report on Initial Takeaways

This report provides a draft summary of the process the Department of Public Service has taken to review Vermont’s renewable and clean electricity policies and programs. This effort responded to recommendations from the 2022 Comprehensive Energy Plan and 2021 Climate Action Plan to review those policies in a transparent and open manner.

The report begins to synthesize learnings from across the public engagement efforts and supporting technical analyses conducted between January and November 2023. It distills five initial takeaways related to the future of electricity in Vermont and offers several reflections on the process taken to engage Vermonters in this effort.

The Department is releasing this draft report for public review and comment in advance of a final report that will be issued on this process in January 2024. While this report offers initial takeaways for public review, these do not represent the full suite of lessons to be learned from this process. The Department is still synthesizing and distilling all that has been learned from both the public engagement and technical analyses and will be considering, alongside the public during the comment period, what we might have missed or what additional information should inform recommendations for policy and program changes in the future.
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