Vt.'s Largest Utility Wants 100% Renewable Power by 2030

Vermont's largest electric utility is upping the ante on its commitment to getting its power from renewable sources.

Green Mountain Power announced Saturday that it set a goal of getting 100% of its power from carbon-free sources by 2025 and 100% from renewable sources by 2030.

GMP serves more than 75% of Vermont electric customers.

The utility hopes to achieve the goal by getting more power from local sources and buying more carbon-free wind and hydroelectric energy.

The state of Vermont has set a goal of getting 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050, including heat and transportation.

In 2014, Vermont's Washington Electric cooperative and the Burlington Electric Department reached the 100% renewable goal.

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