Which Vermont communities are spending the highest portion of their incomes on energy? The 2023 Efficiency Vermont Energy Burden Report finds the average portion of income spent statewide on things like electricity, heating and fuel for transportation is 11%, but people in some communities are spending a lot more than that. People in Montgomery, for example, spend 23% of their income on energy. In Southeastern Barre City, people are spending 44% of their income to keep the lights on, heat their homes or fill up their tanks. Efficiency Vermont says their report also found projects that could reduce that burden like electric cars, heat pumps, weatherization and more aren’t being adopted as much in the places that really need them.
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