Just like Act 46, the school merger law, the Clean Heat Standard shifts policy-making power to an unappointed board. If something goes wrong (again), will legislators just wring their hands (again)?
Once more the majority party of the Vermont House is letting appointees do the hard, unpopular work of implementing energy policy.
A bill to force conversion from fossil fuel heating passed the Vermont House yesterday.
A bill making fuel dealers pay for the transition to non-fossil fuel heating cleared the House energy committee.
Many low to moderate income Vermonters – especially those living in older homes – will find it very difficult to pay for the higher cost of heating fuel.
Out with the TCI, in with the Clean Heat Standard – the renewable industry’s latest scheme to make Vermonters pay for their products.