When it comes to energy issues, Vermont continues to lead the nation with new and creative ideas for energy sources and conservation techniques. This spirit of innovation by no means negates the financial hardship felt by many Vermonters as energy prices fluctuate and options are limited by our rural landscape. With long commutes and extremely cold winters, Vermonters are often the hardest hit by rising fuel prices.
For years, Senator Leahy has worked to provide assistance to those Vermonters in need and to combat rising energy prices across the board. Senator Leahy continues to work to bring down the price at the pump, investigate market manipulation by oil and gas companies, and help struggling families. As part of a long-term solution, Senator Leahy is fighting to break our addiction to foreign oil and invest in affordable, domestic, and renewable sources of energy.
Shown above, Leahy, Sanders, and Welch met with Energy Secretary Steven Chu about Vermont's energy and green economy initiatives on October 7, 2009.
- U.S. Energy Department Awards $3 Million in Solar Energy Grants to Vermont Companies, October 22, 2014
- Leahy, Sanders, Welch: With Cold Weather Around The Corner, Vermont Receives $17.2 M. In Home Heating Assistance, October 16, 2014
- Leahy, Sanders, Welch: $629,966 In Grants To Support Efficient And Renewable Energy In Vermont, October 15, 2014