Department of Public Service
asks public to cut standard of living
MONTPELIER — The Department of Public Service wants Vermonters to make sacrifices to meet the state’s ambitious alternative energy goals.
Giving up some rural landscapes for solar arrays, sharing cars and driving less, and generally using less cheap oil and gas are all in order if the state has any hope of achieving 90 percent renewable energy usage by 2050.
This was the message of the DPS at a public forum held at the Vermont College of Fine Arts on Tuesday morning. Included in the crowd of about 100 were some state legislators and energy professionals.