How does Vermont out-perform sunnier states? The same way “sunny” Germany does.
Sustainable jobs are in renewables
Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Vermont reacts to today’s announcement.
“Today’s number one ranking in solar jobs per capita is a huge achievement for Vermont. It demonstrates the strength, vitality and importance of this growing sector of Vermont’s economy. This success would not be possible without the Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) member companies creating new jobs; Vermont’s policy makers commitment to strong renewable energy regulations; and the thousands of Vermonters who are “going solar.”
“Vermont is leading the way and making progress towards our goal of 90% renewable energy by 2050,” said REV chair Thomas Hughes. “Today’s recognition is an important cause for celebration as we transition towards a cleaner, safer, more secure and independent energy future.”
Vermont businesses have come together to suggest that there should be a 20% renewables by 2020. Watch their press release to understand why. (Can you say, “more jobs?”)