Technicians place red tags, which prohibit fuel deliveries, on heating fuel tanks that don’t comply with Vermont’s safety standards. With more than 650 red tags assigned since Aug 1, technicians are rushing to make repairs.
In an effort that has drawn praise from GOP Gov. Phil Scott, the Vermont Democrat helped secure funding for climate research, home-heating aid and other programs benefiting Vermonters.
Making energy more renewable, efficient and cost effective can help make housing more secure for Vermonters.
The state will be able to give low-income people more money to heat their homes this winter, in part because fewer families are asking for the help.
The prices of fuel oil, propane, kerosene and diesel are all down, but the upcoming winter is expected to be much colder than last winter.
Medicaid reimbursement and drug treatment would fare best as state’s largest agency deals with overall budget deficit.