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Burlington's Net Zero Energy goal is to reduce and eventually eliminate fossil fuel usage in heating and ground transportation.​

We will achieve this by reducing our total energy usage across electric, thermal and ground transportation while sourcing our entire energy supply for these sectors from renewables.

Transitioning away from carbon emitting fossil fuels has many environmental, social and economic benefits. For example, as we move away from fossil fuels and efficiently electrify our buildings and vehicles, we’ll reduce our city’s greenhouse emissions that lead to climate change, improve our air quality and public health, reduce congestion, and have safer and more comfortable homes and work spaces. Furthermore, by producing or securing more and more electricity closer to home, NZE will keep more dollars local, essentially growing the local economy and generating more local jobs.

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Net Zero Energy Events

We will be at events around Burlington to talk about the barriers and opportunities to engage in becoming a Net Zero Energy city and hearing your thoughts on these goals.
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Bagels with the Mayor

Bagels with the Mayor

  8:00am - 9:00am
The Bagel Café & Deli, 1127 North Ave

Meet the Mayor, along with BED General Manager Darren Springer and Sustainability Director Jennifer Green to learn more about the NZE Roadmap and Burlington’s reduction and elimination of fossil fuels in heating and ground transportation. Ask questions and share thoughts about the Roadmap and what it means to you and your community.

Ward 6 Neighborhood Planning Assembly

  7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 600 S Willard St, Burlington, VT

BED General Manager Darren Springer and Director of Sustainability and Workforce Vitality Jennifer Green will show a 30-minute presentation about Net Zero Energy and seek feedback from the community on the barriers and opportunities to engage in this transition. Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's eight wards to encourage resident participation in City government.

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