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Peter Sterling Testifies on the Promise, and Potential Pitfalls, of a Clean Heat Standard

by | Feb 11, 2022

In terms of greenhouse gas reductions, enacting a Clean Heat Standard (CHS) is the single highest impact recommendation from the Climate Action Plan. However, the design of a CHS is essential to its effectiveness, as REV Director Peter Sterling testified to the House Energy and Technology Committee on Wednesday. This means that CHS credits must truly be linked to fossil fuel reductions in Vermont rather than used to meet another jurisdiction’s clean heat standard or carbon-reduction requirements in ways that risk double counting or the substitution of lower quality credits with a negligible impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

Click here to read REV’s full testimony to the House Energy and Technology Committee.

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