Gov. Shumlin Signs Bill into Law Promoting Clean Heating Technologies

By Joe Gullo

Published 06/11 2014 11:57AM

Updated 06/11 2014 06:10PM

RUTLAND, Vt. -  Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law on Wednesday promoting clean heating technologies. 

A press release says the law promotes incentives for homes using clean-heating technologies like cold-climate heat and geothermal pumps. 

“For years, through Efficiency Vermont and other organizations, our state has focused like a laser on reducing our electric energy consumption. Add up all the efficiency investments since the year 2000, and Vermonters used an astounding 13 percent less electricity in 2013 than we would have otherwise,” Gov. Shumlin said. 

The legislation will start a process at the Public Service Board to determine how efficiency providers like Efficiency Vermont can use their resources to help Vermonters install technologies like cold-climate heat pumps or geothermal heat pumps.

More information about heat pump technology can be found on Efficiency Vermont’s website at

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