Vermont becomes 15th state to pass 100% renewable energy law

Lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto Monday.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) delivers his State of the State address remotely from the Pavilion office building, Jan. 5, 2022, in Montpelier, Vt. (Glenn Russell/VTDigger via AP, Pool, File)

Vermont lawmakers overrode Gov. Phil Scott’s (R) veto Monday to enact legislation that will require all utilities to provide 100% renewable energy by 2035, becoming the 15th state to enact a 100% clean energy law.

The veto was overridden in the Democrat-controlled legislature 102-43 in the House and 21-8 in the Senate, mostly along party lines and just above the two-thirds vote necessary in each chamber.

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