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Community-Based Wood Biomass Energy in Vermont:
Seeking Local Energy Options that are Sustainable and Equitable

This project conducted action research in two clusters of communities in Washington and Addison Counties, Vermont to explore the potential demand, supply and sustainability issues for providing residential and institutional forest-based thermal energy from local sources. Findings include a better understanding the institutional partnerships and decision support needs of local communities as they pursue wood biomass energy options that are sustainable, efficient, local and equitable.

Project Summary

Click here for a brief project summary.

Or read the Project Overview Powerpoint (pdf format).


Click here to see some of the products that our research team has developed.


Vermont Family Forests

Biomass Energy Resource Center

Forest Guild

University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture and
the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources


Support was provided by the Northeastern States Research Cooperative (NSRC), a partnership of Northern Forest states (New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and New York), in coordination with the USDA Forest Service.

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