VLITE

  • Governor Phil Scott, Mayor Miro Weinberger, and Darren Springer of Burlington Electric welcome the arrival of the state’s first two electric buses to Green Mountain Transit

The Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE) funds projects that advance the state’s energy goals with a particular focus on the energy needs of low-income Vermonters.

Since 2013 VLITE has funded projects that bring about energy transformation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. VLITE funding has:

  • Helped put efficient wood stoves in low-income homes replacing outdated inefficient ones.
  • Removed dangerous and ineffective vermiculite insulation from older homes thus allowing fullscale weatherization projects to move forward through the State Office of Economic Opportunity Weatherization Assistance Program.
  • Partnered with the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board to assist low and moderate income families to buy high quality zero energy modular homes,
  • With Green Mountain Power, put battery storage in the homes of vulnerable Vermonters.
  • Through the Neighborworks HEAT Squad, provided incentives for low and moderate-income Vermonters to get their homes weatherized.
  • Supported construction and weatherization workforce training through Youthbuild and ReSOURCE.
  • Helped launch an initiative through Capstone Community Action to address transportation barriers in rural Vermont.

VLITE funds energy education and information initiatives too.

  • The Vermont Energy Education Program provides in-school and at-home curricula and materials for hands-on energy education for K-12 students and professional development for teachers.
  • Energy Action Network’s Dashboard tool is used by state officials, regional planning commissions, towns and town energy committees, and distribution and efficiency utilities as well as the general public.