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H 688 - Establishes the Global Warming Solutions Act - Vermont Key Vote

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Title: Establishes the Global Warming Solutions Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override the governor's veto and pass a bill that establishes the Global Warming Solutions Act and the Vermont Climate Action Plan to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions, effective immediately.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by (Sec. 3):

    • At least 26 percent from 2005 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2025;

    • At least 40 percent from 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2030; and

    • At least 80 percent from 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2050.

  • Establishes the Vermont Climate Council which has the following duties (Sec. 4):

    • Identify, analyze and evaluate strategies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;

    • Adopt the Vermont Climate Action Plan by December 1, 2021 and update it every 4 years;

    • Identify the means to measure the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and measure the progress and effectiveness of Vermont’s efforts to reduce such emissions; and

    • Provide guidance to the Secretary of Natural Resources. 

  • Establishes the Vermont Climate Action Plan which plan to address the following (Sec. 4):

    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation, building, utility, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors;

    • Encourage smart growth;

    • Achieve long-term storage of carbon;

    • Promote best practices achieve climate mitigation;

    • Achieve net zero emissions by 2050 across all sectors;

    • Reduce energy burdens for rural and marginalized communities;

    • Limit the use of chemicals, substances, or products that contribute to climate change; and

    • Build and encourage climate adaption of Vermont communities.

  • Authorizes any individual to take legal action based upon the failure of the Secretary of Natural Resources to adopt or update rules in line with the aforementioned provisions (Sec. 4).

  • Appropriates a total of $972,000 from the General Fund to the Agency of Natural Resources for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 to implement this act (Sec. 9).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Establishes the Global Warming Solutions Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override the governor's veto and pass a bill that establishes the Global Warming Solutions Act and the Vermont Climate Action Plan to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions, effective immediately.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by (Sec. 3):

    • At least 26 percent from 2005 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2025;

    • At least 40 percent from 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2030; and

    • At least 80 percent from 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2050.

  • Establishes the Vermont Climate Council which has the following duties (Sec. 4):

    • Identify, analyze and evaluate strategies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;

    • Adopt the Vermont Climate Action Plan by December 1, 2021 and update it every 4 years;

    • Identify the means to measure the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and measure the progress and effectiveness of Vermont’s efforts to reduce such emissions; and

    • Provide guidance to the Secretary of Natural Resources. 

  • Establishes the Vermont Climate Action Plan which plan to address the following (Sec. 4):

    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation, building, utility, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors;

    • Encourage smart growth;

    • Achieve long-term storage of carbon;

    • Promote best practices achieve climate mitigation;

    • Achieve net zero emissions by 2050 across all sectors;

    • Reduce energy burdens for rural and marginalized communities;

    • Limit the use of chemicals, substances, or products that contribute to climate change; and

    • Build and encourage climate adaption of Vermont communities.

  • Authorizes any individual to take legal action based upon the failure of the Secretary of Natural Resources to adopt or update rules in line with the aforementioned provisions (Sec. 4).

  • Appropriates a total of $972,000 from the General Fund to the Agency of Natural Resources for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 to implement this act (Sec. 9).

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Title: Establishes the Global Warming Solutions Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that establishes the "Global Warming Solutions Act" and amends future clean energy goals and standards.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by (Sec. 3):

    • At least 26 percent from 2005 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2025;

    • At least 40 percent from 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2030; and

    • At least 80 percent from 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2050.

  • Establishes the Vermont Climate Council which has the following duties (Sec. 4):

    • Identify, analyze and evaluate strategies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;

    • Adopt the Vermont Climate Action Plan by December 1, 2021 and update it every 4 years;

    • Identify the means to measure the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and measure the progress and effectiveness of Vermont’s efforts to reduce such emissions; and

    • Provide guidance to the Secretary of Natural Resources. 

  • Establishes the Vermont Climate Action Plan which plan to address the following (Sec. 4):

    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation, building, utility, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors;

    • Encourage smart growth;

    • Achieve long-term storage of carbon;

    • Promote best practices achieve climate mitigation;

    • Achieve net zero emissions by 2050 across all sectors;

    • Reduce energy burdens for rural and marginalized communities;

    • Limit the use of chemicals, substances, or products that contribute to climate change; and

    • Build and encourage climate adaption of Vermont communities.

  • Authorizes any individual to take legal action based upon the failure of the Secretary of Natural Resources to adopt or update rules in line with the aforementioned provisions (Sec. 4).

  • Appropriates a total of $972,000 from the General Fund to the Agency of Natural Resources for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 to implement this act (Sec. 9).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Establishes the Global Warming Solutions Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that establishes the "Global Warming Solutions Act" and amends future clean energy goals and standards.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by (Sec. 3):

    • At least 26 percent from 2005 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2025;

    • At least 40 percent from 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2030; and

    • At least 80 percent from 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by January 1, 2050.

  • Establishes the Vermont Climate Council which has the following duties (Sec. 4):

    • Identify, analyze and evaluate strategies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;

    • Adopt the Vermont Climate Action Plan by December 1, 2021 and update it every 4 years;

    • Identify the means to measure the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and measure the progress and effectiveness of Vermont’s efforts to reduce such emissions; and

    • Provide guidance to the Secretary of Natural Resources. 

  • Establishes the Vermont Climate Action Plan which plan to address the following (Sec. 4):

    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation, building, utility, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors;

    • Encourage smart growth;

    • Achieve long-term storage of carbon;

    • Promote best practices achieve climate mitigation;

    • Achieve net zero emissions by 2050 across all sectors;

    • Reduce energy burdens for rural and marginalized communities;

    • Limit the use of chemicals, substances, or products that contribute to climate change; and

    • Build and encourage climate adaption of Vermont communities.

  • Authorizes any individual to take legal action based upon the failure of the Secretary of Natural Resources to adopt or update rules in line with the aforementioned provisions (Sec. 4).

  • Appropriates a total of $972,000 from the General Fund to the Agency of Natural Resources for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 to implement this act (Sec. 9).

Title: Establishes the Global Warming Solutions Act

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