Vermont’s 5-Year plan to heat with wood could save $120M annually

Renewable Energy Vermont led a public-private coalition in developing recommendations for policy, workforce development, and outreach to achieve 35% of Vermont’s heating needs with advanced wood heating by 2030. The recommended actions would displace 40 million gallons of fossil fuels, saving the state an estimated $120 million per year in fuel costs.

Advanced wood pellet heating systems are highly efficient, and local sourcing of wood pellets can support local rural economies while encouraging sustainable forest management. In line with one of the coalition’s recommendations, state legislators unveiled bipartisan legislation that would exempt certain advanced wood boilers from the state sales and use tax. vermontbiz