Net Zero Energy Podcast


The City of Burlington, Vermont’s goal is to reduce, and eventually eliminate, fossil fuel usage. In this podcast series, Burlington’s Director of Sustainability Jennifer Green and her guests will be sharing ways we can all reduce our energy usage for heating, driving, and everything else we plug in.



Bethany Whitaker – What is Multimodal Transportation?

When we talk about transportation, it’s more than just electric vehicles. These days, especially in Burlington, we can get around more and more while without burning fossil fuels. I spoke with Bethany Whitaker, a member of the Burlington Electric Commission, who has thought a lot about vehicle use around the country. We talked about planning for Net Zero Energy future, her newfound love of e-bikes, and the concept of multi-modal transit. Don’t worry, she explains what that means.

Gabrielle Stebbins – Electric Bikes

Two of the big pillars of our Net Zero Energy goal are transportation and heating. Today’s guest, Gabrielle Stebbins, has taken both of these to heart and was eager to share her experiences – both the pros and the cons – with her electric bike and heat pump. Gabrielle is the chair of the Board of Electric Commissioners here at Burlington Electric Department. We also talked about her work on the board and her vision for a Net Zero Energy future.