Towns across Vermont asked for concrete ways to make clean energy and efficiency choices at the local level, and to accelerate action by learning from neighbors.
The Community Energy Dashboard was envisioned to help these communities achieve this with a powerful suite of interactive tools to set goals, track progress, share actions, and tell stories about renewable energy efforts.
For the first time, communities would have free and open access to official data, maps, and information that have never before been made available at the town level.
The data would be updated regularly in partnership with utilities and the Department of Public Service. Municipalities, businesses, farms, schools, institutions, individuals, energy committees, and everyone who lives in the state of Vermont could benefit from this extensive web application.
- A model for nation-wide implementation
- Tools for municipal planning
- Participation at state and local levels
The Energy Action Networks’s new Community Energy Dashboard gives Vermont towns powerful new tools to chart their own path towards our goal of 90% renewable by 2050. VDW’s enormous expertise was a vital ingredient in making the Dashboard a reality.ANDREA COLNES
Executive Director, Energy Action Network