Climate-minded City of Burlington pushing electric heat – but it’s main source of electricity is largest C02 emitter in Vermont
Received today from Matt Cota of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association:
The Burlington City Council has banned backyard wood burning fire pits. No more S’mores, due to concerns about air pollution.
Meanwhile, the same city council is expected to impose a carbon tax on new gas furnaces in order to convince more people to hook up to electric heat.
This is the same electric heat that caused Burlington residents to flee an apartment complex because the temperature inside didn’t get above 45 degrees in December.
This is also the same electricity that comes from the city-owned utility that is fed by the city-owned wood burning power plant.
Photo: McNeil generating plant, Burlington. Credit Burlington Electric Dept.