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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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Game of Extremes

Game of Extremes: A Climate Resiliency Workshop

  8:30am - 11:30am
Burlington Electric Department, 585 Pine Street, Burlington, Vt

When extreme weather events hit, what decisions will need to be made? How will we, individually and collectively, prioritize services, actions and responses? The Game of Extremes is an interactive game-based exercise that will allow us to consider – in a fun and relaxed environment – strategies to protect public assets from current and future extreme weather events. RSVP Today »

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