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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

Efficiency Vermont - Embedding energy efficiency into low-income programs and services

By developing new ways to address common barriers to reducing energy use in low-income communities, Efficiency Vermont has been able to reach nearly one-half of the state's low-income population. An estimated one-fifth of all Vermonters spend more than 10 percent of their monthly income on home energy bills. The low-income programs of Efficiency Vermont, the nation's first public energy efficiency utility, work to reduce this high energy burden, freeing up money that can be spent on food, housing, and other necessities.

Efficiency Vermont builds relationships with a variety of public and private organizations that offer social and economic services to the low-income community.

Learn more about the key features, approaches, partners, funding sources, and achievements of this program in the program profile. 

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