Fuel Source and Environmental Impact Disclosure (Vermont)
Last modified on August 1, 2011.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Fuel Source and Environmental Impact Disclosure|
|Incentive Type||Generation Disclosure|
|Eligible Technologies||Renewable energy use disclosed in fuel mix data|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Distribution and Frequency|| Bill insert or separate mailing|
|Emissions||Utilities must disclose "environmental effects of each energy source"|
|Standard Format Required||To be determined by VT Public Service Board|
|Date added to DSIRE||2003-02-04|
|Last DSIRE Review||2008-03-24|
In 2002, Vermont enacted legislation (S.138) authorizing the state's Public Service Board (PSB) to develop standards for electricity suppliers to disclose information on fuel sources and the environmental impacts of electricity generation.
Vermont's disclosure standards may address label forms and information related to retail and wholesale prices, terms and conditions of service, the fraction of generation resources in a seller's mix, the environmental effects of each energy source, and a description of other services, such as energy efficiency opportunities. This information will be provided to retail customers once per year.
The law authorizes the PSB to develop standards regarding the substantiation and verification of any information disclosed, and any claims made by suppliers, along with enforcement procedures and penalties. The law also directs the PSB to weigh the costs and benefits of compliance when setting the standards.
In June 2005, Vermont enacted legislation (S.52) creating a renewable portfolio goal. This law gave the PSB the authority to require utilities to disclose the types of generation they use, and if the energy is Vermont-based. The PSB has not yet developed disclosure standards for fuel sources and environmental impacts.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||30 V.S.A. § 209|
|Contact Name||Riley Allen|
|Department||Vermont Public Service Board|
|Address||112 State Street, Drawer 20|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.