VGS President and CEO Neale Lunderville issued the following statement:
“VGS praises President Joe Biden on his decision to return to the Paris Climate Agreement, which sets ambitious goals for all countries to dramatically reduce their carbon footprints in the years ahead.
“At VGS, we will continue to be guided by science. Our nation and our world has experienced an unprecedented health and economic crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic. Although hope is on the horizon with the vaccine rollout, we know another health threat still looms: climate change.
“We constantly ask how we can better serve customers in the decades to come. We recognize our role in fighting climate change and have been advancing new initiatives to reduce the carbon profile of our services while maintaining the safety and affordability our customers have come to expect for more than 50 years.
“The VGS team remains steadfast in our commitment to be NetZero by 2050 by making homes and businesses as tight as possible, helping customers make the smartest energy choices, and ensuring our energy supply is increasingly more renewable as we approach mid-century.
“Kudos to President Biden for this bold step on his first day in office. We look forward to working together to achieve our shared energy goals.”
VGS is a leader in energy efficiency and innovation, offering a clean, safe, affordable choice for over 54,000 homes, businesses, and institutions in Franklin, Chittenden and Addison counties. The company plays an important role in Vermont’s clean energy future by displacing higher-emitting fuels, offering renewable natural gas service, and delivering award-winning energy efficiency programs. VGS is leading the country in the development of local renewable energy generation and has targeted a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and becoming Net Zero by 2050. For more information about Vermont Gas visit www.vgsvt.com