We appear to finally be coming to the end of winter here in Vermont. As I have been saying to my kids for a few weeks now, Mrs. Thaw is now welcome to stay. We are also now officially at the close of the Biden Administration’s first 100 days in office. In his first 100 days, President Biden has taken a bold proactive approach to address the climate crisis by:
- Re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement on his first day in office;
- Proposing a bold infrastructure package that promises to significantly improve the nation’s outdated electricity system;
- Convening global leaders for Virtual Climate Summit on April 22nd, 2021; and
- Ramping up the United States’ goal to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030.
Addressing the global challenge presented by climate change requires leadership from the United States, and I remain optimistic in our ability to regain our footing as a leader, to meet these new goals and to accelerate the clean energy transition in the U.S. and across the globe. The tools are already in the toolbox. As we begin to update our energy infrastructure nationally, I had the opportunity to connect with Kevin McCallum at Seven Days about the important upgrades needed here in Vermont.
At Encore, our team is busy across the Northeast and our first project in Pennsylvania at Bucknell University received approval from the East Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors earlier this month. We are also looking forward to continuing to execute on our strategy in the fast-moving Maine solar market while also advancing exciting energy storage projects here in Vermont.
We continue to wish for everyone in our community’s health and safety in the months ahead.