Town Energy Plans
In 2017, Gov. Phil Scott created a Vermont Climate Action Commission to recommend actions to meet Vermont's greenhouse gas and clean energy goals. Here is the Commission's report.
In 2011, Vermont adopted a goal for the state of having 90 percent of all statewide energy come from renewable sources by the year 2050. Click for a two-page summary.
What would Norwich's contribution look like? Here’s a rough plan from 2012 for the town to meet that target: Norwich 90% Energy Plan.
The official Norwich Town Plan, developed by the Planning Commission with extensive input from town committees and residents and approved by the Selectboard, has a thorough section on Energy (section 10, pp 87-94).
In addition, the Selectboard is working on a long-term strategic plan to guide its decision-making. At its 9/23/14 meeting, it approved a Strategic Plan on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Efficiency and
Sustainability as interim planning guidance until the adoption of a strategic plan.