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Policy Place Policy Type Active Affected Technologies Implementing Sector Summary
401 Certification (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Nuclear
State/Province A 401 Certification is required for any project that triggers a federal permit or license. Examples include licenses from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and any project which requires a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers for dredging or placement of fill in federally protected waters or wetlands. Hydroelectric projects subject to FERC licensing and re-licensing require a 401. Projects must comply with the Clean Water Act, the Vermont Water Quality Standards and any other requirements of state law.
Air Pollution Control Permit to Construct and Permit to Operate (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
State/Province The Air Pollution Control Division of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation requires a permit for electrical power generation facilities that are air contaminant sources. An Air Pollution Control Permit to Construct may be required prior to commencing construction of the facility. Fuel-burning boilers, coal, oil, or natural gas-fired boiler steam generators require a permit. Gas turbines, as well as simple cycle combined with heat recovery steam turbine require permits. Projects that are in Green Mountain Power's Cow Power program that comply with specific standard requirements do not require a permit.
Alternative Regulation (Vermont) Vermont Generating Facility Rate-Making Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province Utility regulators, including the Public Service Board, have applied a new type of regulation, often called "alternative regulation" or "incentive regulation." There are many variants of this type of regulation, but the common foundation is that rates are set differently from the traditional cost-of-service approach. Sometimes there is a performance-based aspect to rate-setting so that a utility is allowed to earn a larger profit if it meets certain performance goals or increases its efficiency. Other times a utility is allowed to automatically change certain aspects of its rates, without a full-scale review of all its costs (as would occur under a typical cost-of-service review). Sometimes this type of regulation "guarantees" a utility a certain amount of revenue or profit, or it provides a utility with greater flexibility to offer new services. Alternative regulation is generally approved for a specified number of years, after which time it is revisited by the utility and the regulators.
Capital Access Program (Vermont) Vermont Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Capital Access Program provides loan guarantees to small businesses seeking access to commercial credit. Premiums paid by the borrower and matched by Vermont Economic Development Authority fund a reserve account which insures loans enrolled in the program. Borrowers with gross annual sales of $5 million or less are eligible for the program.
Certificate of Public Good--Gas and Electric (Vermont) Vermont Siting and Permitting Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province This Public Service Board rule limits the construction of electric and natural gas facilities and restricts the amounts that companies can buy from non-Vermont sources. No company, as defined in section 201 of this title, may in any way purchase electric capacity or energy from outside the state; invest in an electric generation or transmission facility located outside this state unless the public service board first finds that the same will promote the general good of the state and issues a certificate to that effect.
Climate Action Plan (Vermont) Vermont Climate Policies Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province There is a growing scientific consensus that increasing emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere are affecting the temperature and variability of the Earth’s climate. Recognizing the profound implications that global warming and climate variation could have on the economy, environment and quality of life in Vermont, Governor Jim Douglas issued Executive Order 07-05 establishing the Governor's Commission on Climate Change (GCCC) and asked it to:

Examine the real and potential effects of climate change on Vermont, including, but not limited to the impact of climate change on public health, natural resources and the economy; Produce an inventory of existing and planned actions that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont; Educate the public about climate change and develop educational tools that will help Vermonters understand how they, as individuals, can play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions; Request input from representatives of the business, environmental, forestry, transportation, non-profit, higher education, municipal and other sectors regarding opportunities to reduce emissions and conserve energy; and

Develop recommendations to the Governor to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont, consistent with Vermont’s need for continued economic growth and energy security.
Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (United States) United States Grant Program
Loan Program
Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Federal Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (CDBG/EDIF) provides public infrastructure financing to help communities grow jobs, enable new business startups and expansions for existing businesses. State programs help achieve the national objective of CDBG by funding projects in which at least 51 percent of the new jobs created are made available to low and moderate income individuals. The maximum amounts awarded under the program are $1 million for new businesses locating to the state and $500,000 for existing businesses expanding in the state.
Construction or Extended Operation of Nuclear Plant (Vermont) Vermont Siting and Permitting Yes Nuclear State/Province Any petition for approval of construction of a nuclear energy generating plant within the state, or any petition for approval of the operation of a nuclear energy generating plant beyond the date established in a certificate of public good issued under this title, must be submitted to the public service board no later than four years before the date upon which the approval may take effect.

Upon receipt of a petition for approval of construction or operation as provided under this section, the public service board shall notify the general assembly of that fact. The public service department, with the review of the joint energy committee, is authorized and directed to arrange for studies to be conducted as appropriate to support the general assembly in the fact finding and public engagement process established in subsection (b) of this section.

Upon completion of the studies, the public service department shall provide the studies to the public service board and to the committees on natural resources and energy, the house committee on commerce, and the senate committee on finance, together with other information requested by the general assembly.
Direct Discharge Permit (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Nuclear
State/Province A direct discharge permit is required if a project involves the discharge of pollutants to state waters. For generation purposes, this involves the withdrawal of surface water for cooling purposes and the subsequent discharge of heated waters and or other effluents and pollutants.
Direct Loan Program Subchapter 5 (Vermont) Vermont Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Direct Loan Program assists Vermont borrowers in financing fixed assets and in cooperation with commercial banks. The Vermont Economic Development Authority may either make its own direct loan or purchase a portion of a bank loan to enable greater access to debt financing for Vermont businesses. The loan may be used for the purchase of land and buildings, including construction or renovation, and for the purchase and installation of machinery, equipment, furniture, and fixtures.
Energy Generation Project Permitting (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Vermont Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission is mandated to survey best practices for siting approval of electric generation projects (all facilities except for net- and group-net-metered facilities) and for public participation and representation in the siting process, and to report to the Governor and to the Vermont Legislature on their findings by April 30, 2013. The Commission's documents include a summary the various permitting requirements of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) for energy generation projects. The permit requirement is determined by the physical and operational attributes of the project. A generation project may trigger the following ANR permit or approval requirements: stormwater construction, stormwater operational, multi-sector general permit, wetlands permit, stream alteration permit, 401 water quality certification, wastewater disposal and/or water supply permit, direct discharge, air pollution control, and endangered species takings.
Flexible Capital Fund (Vermont) Vermont Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund's Flexible Capital Fund (the “Flex Fund”) is designed for companies in Vermont's rural areas that are smaller and work on a less-than global scale, offering a return on investment that does not always meet venture capital levels. These rural companies may need a form of “equity” to fuel growth but need it in lesser amounts and perhaps at lower returns than traditional venture capital requires. The Fund is designed to balance equity features and returns with the reality of small business in Vermont, offering flexible risk capital and technical assistance to fit Vermont’s early and growth stage companies’ needs. The Flex Fund provides near equity or mezzanine financing (subordinated debt, royalty financing, and/or warrants) to a group of growth companies in Vermont, including those involved in renewable energy. The Fund offers access to its Peer to Peer Collaborative for technical assistance and mentoring. The Flex Fund invests in targeted growth companies that fill a gap, or strengthen the supply chain, in sustainable agriculture and food systems, forest products, renewable energy, and other natural resource sectors.
Forestry Policies (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province Vermont forests cover nearly 5 million acres, a large portion of the state. These lands are managed by the Vermont Division of Forestry (http://www.vtfpr.org/htm/forestry.cfm). The Division completed its Forest Resources Plan in 2010, which includes discussion of forest wood for energy:

http://www.vtfpr.org/htm/documents/VT%20Forest%20Resources%20Plan.pdf

In 2007 the Biomass Energy Resource Center issued "The Vermont Wood Fuel Supply Study", a review of the availability, location, estimated cost, and recommendations for woody biomass material from Vermont forests: http://www.biomasscenter.org/pdfs/VT_Wood_Fuel_Supply_Study.pdf

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department imposes rules that require any wood-fueled biomass electricity generators to obtain fuel harvested according to the Vermont Public Service Board standards. These rules also require suppliers to receive approval from VFW prior to harvesting. The rules are established in 30 V.S.A. Chapter 5 section 248: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullsection.cfm?Title=30&Chapter=005&Section=00248

Chip Harvesters must also be registered with the State and obtain annual license through the Agency of Natural Resources: http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/permit_hb/sheet48.pdf

Both of the above laws, along with several other forestry-related legislation, can be found in the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

"Timber Harvesting in Vermont: Summary of Laws and Regulations". http://www.vtfpr.org/regulate/documents/Timber_Harvest_2012Web.pdf
Hydraulic Fracturing (Vermont) Vermont Siting and Permitting Yes Natural Gas State/Province Vermont prohibits hydraulic fracturing or the collection, storage, or treatment of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing
ISO New England Forward Capacity Market (Multiple States) Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont
Generating Facility Rate-Making Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Non-Profit Under the Forward Capacity Market (FCM), ISO New England projects the capacity needs of the region’s power system three years in advance and then holds an annual auction to purchase the power resources that will satisfy those future regional requirements. Resources that clear in the auction are obligated to provide power or curtail demand when called upon by the ISO. The Forward Capacity Market was developed by ISO New England, the six New England states, and industry stakeholders to promote investment in generation and demand-response resources to meet future demand. The results ensure that the region will have sufficient resources to meet future demand. Resources that clear in the auction are committed to provide power or curtail demand when called upon by the ISO, or risk financial penalties.
New England Power Pool (Multiple States) Maine
New Hampshire
Vermont
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Interconnection Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Non-Profit Independent System Operator (ISO) New England helps protect the health of New England's economy and the well-being of its people by ensuring the constant availability of electricity, today and for future generations. ISO New England meets this obligation in three ways: by ensuring the day-to-day reliable operation of New England's bulk power generation and transmission system, by overseeing and ensuring the fair administration of the region's wholesale electricity markets, and by managing comprehensive, regional planning processes.
Qualifying RPS State Export Markets (Vermont) Vermont Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals Yes Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Wind energy
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This entry lists the states with Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies that accept generation located in Vermont as eligible sources towards their RPS targets or goals. For specific information with regard to eligible technologies or other restrictions which may vary by state, see the RPS policy entries for the individual states, shown below in the Authority listings. Typically energy must be delivered to an in-state utility or Load Serving Entity, and often only a portion of compliance targets may be met by out-of-state generation. In addition to geographic and energy delivery requirements, ownership, registry, and other requirements may apply, such as resource eligibility, generator vintage and capacity limitations, as well as limits on Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) vintage. The listing applies to RPS Main Tiers only, and excludes solar or distributed generation that may require interconnection only within the RPS state. This assessment is based on energy delivery requirements and reasonable transmission availability. Acceptance of unbundled RECs varies. There may be additional sales opportunities in RPS states outside the Eastern Interconnection. REC prices in markets with voluntary goals (North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont) may be lower.
Radiological Emergency response Plan (Vermont) Vermont Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Nuclear State/Province This legislation establishes a radiological emergency response plan fund, into which any entity operating a nuclear reactor or storing nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in this state (referred to hereinafter as "the nuclear power plant") shall deposit the amount appropriated to support the Vermont radiological response plan for that fiscal year, adjusted by any balance in the radiological emergency response plan fund from the prior fiscal year. There shall also be deposited into the fund any monies received from any other source, public or private, that is intended to support the radiological emergency response planning process.
Regulations and Permits Related to Dams (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province Vermont law requires a permit, or a dam order, for the construction, alteration, or removal of dams impounding more than 500,000 cubic feet of water, including any accumulated sediments. Dam applications are reviewed for public safety and environmental impacts. Applicants should contact the Department of Environmental Conservation early in the planning process for assistance with additional permits required for a project.
Small Business Loan Program (Vermont) Vermont Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Small Business Loan Program is designed to aid Vermont small businesses who cannot access conventional sources of credit. Loans up to $150,000 are made through the program and can be finance fixed asset development and working capital.
Solid Waste Management Rules (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Nuclear
State/Province These rules establish procedures and standards to protect public health and the environment by ensuring the safe, proper, and sustainable management of solid waste in Vermont. The rules apply to persons storing, transporting, treating, disposing, recycling, or otherwise managing any solid waste facilities.
Stormwater Permits (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province Stormwater permits are required for the construction of a new generation facility, the reconstruction or expansion of a facility, the operation of a generation facility which discharges stormwater to state waters, and discharges from industrial facilities. A stormwater construction permit is required for the construction of any project that disturbs one or more acres. A stormwater operational permit is required for the operation of the stormwater infrastructure of any project with more than one acre of new or redeveloped impervious surface. Projects must comply with Vermont Stormwater Management and Management Rules.
Stream Obstruction Regulations (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province Vermont law prohibits the installation of a structure, such as a dam, that prevents fish movement, unless an approval has been granted by the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife. For permits, contact the local Vermont Fish and Wildlife district office closest to the site.
The Employee Training Tax Credit (Vermont) Vermont Corporate Tax Incentive No Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Employee Training Tax Credit covers training expenses of up to $400 per qualified employee for employees located in eligible downtown areas and received Aid to Needy Families with Children or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. The credit can be carried forward up to 5 years.
The Payroll Tax Credit (Vermont) Vermont Corporate Tax Incentive No Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Payroll Tax Credit provided by the Vermont Economic Progress Council provides a credit against income tax equivalent to a percentage of increased payroll costs. A company with sales less than $10 million may receive equal to 10 percent of its increased costs of salaries and wages in the applicable tax year. The credit was established in 1998 to foster new job creation within Vermont.
Underground Injection Control Rule (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
State/Province This rule regulates injection wells, including wells used by generators of hazardous or radioactive wastes, disposal wells within an underground source of drinking water, recovery of geothermal energy, and fluid injection wells. All underground injections into Class I-IV wells require permits. All applications are subject to public comment.
Underground Storage Tank Program (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Nuclear
State/Province These rules are intended to protect public health and the environment by establishing standards for the design, installation, operation, maintenance, monitoring, and closure of underground storage tanks. These rules apply to persons who own or operate, install, remove, repair, or test underground tank systems.
Vermont 504 Loan Program (Vermont) Vermont Loan Program Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Vermont 504 Loan Program makes SBA 504 loans to eligible borrowers whose business net worth is no more than $15 million and whose average net profit after taxes does not exceed $5 million for two prior years. The program uses proceeds of SBA debentures to finance borrowers’ business needs. SBA 504 loans are made in conjunction other third party lenders that normally finance 50% of the Project. The Vermont 504 Corporation’s SBA 504 loan lends up to 40% of the Project amount in a lien position that is junior to the third party lender. The maximum non-manufacturing SBA 504 loan is $2 million ($1.5 million in Burlington).
Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations, Major Stationary Sources and Major Modifications (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
State/Province This section of the air quality standards applies to all major sources and major modifications and outlines the required control technology to achieve the most stringent emission rate. Emission reductions and emission reduction credits for various pollutants are explained in this section.
Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations, Ambient Air Quality Standards (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Nuclear
State/Province The ambient air quality standards are based on the national ambient air quality standards. The Vermont standards are classified as primary and secondary standards and judged adequate to protect public health and welfare. The standards apply to sulfur oxides, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and lead.
Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (Vermont) Vermont Industry Recruitment/Support
Performance-Based Incentive
Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The purpose of the Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI) is to encourage job creation in Vermont by a Vermont company, a Vermont division of a company that plans to grow and expand in Vermont, a company considering locating a new business or division in Vermont, or a Vermont start-up business activity. VEGI can provide a cash payment, based not the revenue return generated to the state by prospective qualifying job and payroll creation and capital investments, to businesses that have been authorized to earn the incentive and who then meet performance requirements.
Vermont Hazardous Waste Mangement Regulations (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Nuclear
State/Province These regulations are intended to protect public health and the environment by comprehensively regulating the generation, storage, collection, transport, treatment, disposal, use, reuse, and recycling of hazardous waste in Vermont.
Vermont Land Use and Development, Act 250 (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Act 250 program provides a public, quasi-judicial process for reviewing and managing the environmental consequences of major developments in Vermont. The program is implemented through 9 district commissions. The district commissions review criteria such as impacts on water and air quality, water availability, soil erosion, transportation impacts, impacts to natural and scenic beauty, and conformance with local and regional plans. The Land Use Panel oversees the activities of the District Environmental Commissions and the enforcement of Act 250 permits, and conducts rule making related to the Act 250 program.
Vermont Seed Capital Fund (Vermont) Vermont Corporate Tax Incentive Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Vermont Seed Capital Fund increases the amount of investment capital available to new Vermont firms or to existing Vermont firms for the purpose of expansion. The first $5 million of capitalization contributed by taxpayers on or before January 1, 2014. Lesser of 4% of contribution or 50% of tax liability prior to allowance of this credit. There is a four year carry forward. Maximum aggregate credit 20% of contribution. Credit is nontransferable except from an involuntary transfer of interest in the credit.
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (Vermont) Vermont Bond Program
Grant Program
Loan Program
Training/Technical Assistance
Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province The Vermont Sustainable Job Fund offers grants, loans, and technical assistance. VSJF's grant-making depends on the funds it raised and its strategic market development focus. Grant proposals are solicited through an RFP process or for particular initiatives. The current focus is on the intersection between renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable forest products.
Vermont Village Green Program (Vermont) Vermont Grant Program Yes Biomass/Biogas
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
State/Province The purpose of this solicitation is to obtain proposals from eligible organizations for projects that implement renewable energy district heating projects (including combined heat and power). Preference will be given to applicants proposing projects that have completed feasibility or planning studies recommending a decision to proceed. All projects must be built in Vermont. All Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects must be grid-connected.
Vermont Wetland Rules (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
State/Province A permit is required for any activity within a Class I or Class II wetland or wetland buffer zone which is not an allowed use. Activity in Class I or Class II wetland or its associated buffer zone is prohibited unless it is an allowed use or authorized by a permit, etc. Applicants have the burden to show that a proposed activity in Class I or Class II wetland or its buffer zone complies with rules and will not have undue adverse effect on protected functions and values.
Water Pollution Control Permit Regulations (Vermont) Vermont Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Energy Storage
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
State/Province These regulations outline the permits and permitting processes for point discharges to surface waters and outline the monitoring and reporting requirements.