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ACT NO. 168


Conservation; greenhouse gas reduction goals

This act establishes greenhouse gas reduction goals with respect to those greenhouse gas emissions from within the state and from outside the state's boundaries caused by the use of energy within the state. The act establishes the goals in order to make an appropriate contribution to achieve the regional goals of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from the 1990 baseline by 25 percent by January 1, 2012, by 50 percent by 2028, and, if practicable using reasonable efforts, by 75 percent by January 1, 2050. The act requires the secretary of natural resources to coordinate with specified entities in developing a climate change action plan, and to present the plan to certain committees of the general assembly by September 1, 2007. The act requires all state agencies to consider effects on greenhouse gas emissions in their

Decision-making procedures with respect to the purchase and use of equipment and goods; the siting, construction, and maintenance of buildings; the assignment of personnel; and the planning, design, and operation of programs, services, and infrastructure.

Effective Date: July 1, 2006

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont