Vermont Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Target – tentree

tentree blog

Taking the eco-progressive lifestyle to new heights. Sign up for news and updates and get 10% to begin your planting journey.

Vermont Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Target


In the fight against climate change, fossil fuels are the first to go. Few states have taken that more seriously than Vermont. In 2014, the state's final nuclear power plant closed, rendering the state totally powered by renewable or "green" energy.

Following the planned closing of the nuclear power plant, Vermont has had to import some of their energy, but the energy imported comes from Canadian hydroelectric sources.

Hydroelectric power of course comes with built in environmental ramifications, but no air pollution and climate change causing emissions are created by hydropower.

Green Mountain Power, which is Vermont's largest utility company, says that the power it delivers to some 75% of the state is 43% hydro, 9% wind, 6% biomass, which is woodchips and landfill gas, and 2% from distributed solar.

Topping the renewable power list are 6 other states. South Dakota has reached 87% renewable, Maine 81%, Washington 77%, Idaho 68%, and Oregon 61%.

Maine is the only one of those states that does not get a large portion of that power from hydro.

Ohio is the worst state in the US, coming in at only 2% renewable.

The post Vermont Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Target appeared first on tentree.
ten trees planted for
every item purchased

At tentree, our goal is to become the most environmentally progressive brand on the planet. We don’t want to just reduce the negative impact of the apparel industry, we want to use it as a vehicle for change. Our purpose is to revitalize our environment and inspire a generation to believe that they can do the same.

Our goal is to plant 1 billion trees by 2030.

become a tentree ambassador

For early access, exclusive discounts and the chance to plant more trees, sign up for the chance to be a tentree ambassador.