EPA Administrator Regan Joins Vermont Senators and Community Leaders to Announce Solar for All Initiative

Burlington, Vermont  — Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, Senator Bernie Sanders (VT-D), Senator Peter Welch (VT-D), and Representative Becca Balint (VT-D) will hold an event to announce the EPA’s new Solar for All program. The initiative seeks to lower energy costs and grow Vermont’s clean energy economy by making residential rooftop solar installations affordable for families, particularly in rural regions. The program was created thanks to President Biden’s clean energy plan. 

Additionally, the Biden administration’s affordable clean energy plan has invested in bold climate resiliency programs and cost-saving efficiency projects. Last year, the Department of Energy announced that Vermont would be receiving over $58 million in home energy rebate funding to lower energy costs and make homes more energy efficient. 

After passing unprecedented climate investments in the FY2023 budget, Vermont lawmakers have worked with the Biden Administration and private sector to achieve the state’s clean energy goals. Thanks to President Biden’s clean energy plan, Vermont will receive an estimated $170 million in clean energy investments between now and 2030.

Below, find a breakdown of federal funding for key renewable projects in the past year: 

  • $1 million for sustainable energy projects at elementary, middle, and high schools.
  • $4.3 million for the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program in Vermont.
  • $7.7 million to build out an EV charging network across the state.
  • $9.2 million for clean transit buses through zero to low emissions bus programs.
  • $24.1 million for clean energy, energy efficiency, and power.