Fuel Source and Environmental Impact Disclosure (Vermont)

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Last modified on August 2, 2011.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Vermont
Name Fuel Source and Environmental Impact Disclosure
Incentive Type Generation Disclosure
Applicable Sector Utility
Eligible Technologies Renewable energy use disclosed in fuel mix data
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Distribution and Frequency Bill insert or separate mailing


Emissions Utilities must disclose "environmental effects of each energy source"
Standard Format Required To be determined by VT Public Service Board
Date added to DSIRE 2003-02-04
Last DSIRE Review 2008-03-24

References DSIRE[1]


In 2002, Vermont enacted legislation (S.138) authorizing the state's Public Service Board (PSB) to develop standards for electricity suppliers to disclose information on fuel sources and the environmental impacts of electricity generation.

Vermont's disclosure standards may address label forms and information related to retail and wholesale prices, terms and conditions of service, the fraction of generation resources in a seller's mix, the environmental effects of each energy source, and a description of other services, such as energy efficiency opportunities. This information will be provided to retail customers once per year.

The law authorizes the PSB to develop standards regarding the substantiation and verification of any information disclosed, and any claims made by suppliers, along with enforcement procedures and penalties. The law also directs the PSB to weigh the costs and benefits of compliance when setting the standards.

In June 2005, Vermont enacted legislation (S.52) creating a renewable portfolio goal. This law gave the PSB the authority to require utilities to disclose the types of generation they use, and if the energy is Vermont-based. The PSB has not yet developed disclosure standards for fuel sources and environmental impacts.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 30 V.S.A. § 209
Date Enacted 2002

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Riley Allen
Department Vermont Public Service Board
Address 112 State Street, Drawer 20
Place Montpelier, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05620-2701
Phone (802) 828-2358

Email Riley.Allen@state.vt.us
Website http://psb.vermont.gov/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"