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The Plenary Group of the GCCC was asked to consider, evaluate, and compile a multi-sector set of recommended policy options to the GCCC for its consideration and approval in making its final recommendations to the Governor. Appointed by the Governor, the the Plenary Group comprised a diverse group of stakeholders with broad perspective and expertise to the topic of climate change in Vermont. Members represent the following sectors: energy, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, tourism and recreation, heath care, non-governmental organizations, academia, and state and local government. Click here to learn more about the GCCC, the Plenary Group, and the process they followed. Click here for the press release announcing the first Plenary Group meeting.

List of Members of the Plenary Group

Final Reports

The GCCC submitted its final report to Governor and Legislature on October 26, 2007.  Visit for PDF copies of the following documents:

o        The Agency of Natural Resources’ Press Release announcing the GCCC report

o        The GCCC's Final Report and Recommendations to the Governor

o        The Plenary Group’s Recommendations to the GCCC

o        The Final Vermont Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Reference Case Projections 1990-2030

For a record of the decisions that formed these policy recommendations, see the Meetings and Documents listed below.

For more recent developments visit: 

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources - What's New?

Meetings and Documents 

Click here for the schedule of all Plenary Group meetings.

Meeting #7 of Plenary Group, July 26, 2007 (Thursday).  9:30  a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Vermont Statehouse, Room 11, Montpelier. 

Meeting #6 of Plenary Group, June 21, 2007 (Thursday).  10:00  a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Pavilion Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 109 State St., Montpelier. 

Meeting #5 of Plenary Group, May 17, 2007 (Thursday). 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Pavilion Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 109 State St., Montpelier.

Meeting #4 of Plenary Group, March 22, 2007 (Thursday). 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Pavilion Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 109 State St., Montpelier.

Special teleconference of the Plenary Group to consider "early consensus" policy options, February 21, 2007 (Wednesday), 3:30–4:30 p.m. 

Meeting #3 of Plenary Group, January 18, 2007 (Thursday), 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Pavilion Building, 4th Floor Governor's Conference Room, 109 State St., Montpelier.  

Meeting #2 of Plenary Group, November 8, 2006 (Wednesday), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Noble Hall Lounge, 36 College Street, Vermont College, Montpelier.  

  • Documents posted for Meeting #2  
    • Notice and Agenda                                                                                                  
    • Draft Summary, Plenary Group Meeting #1                                                                                                            
    • CCS, Powerpoint Presentation (1 slide/page, 900kb file)       
      • click here for a user-friendly, 2 slides/page version of the Powerpoint (1MB file)

Meeting #1 of Plenary Group, September 7, 2006 (Thursday), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Vermont Statehouse, Room 11, Montpelier.  



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