Number one would be making our homes more energy efficient. Especially here in Vermont. Vermont works hard to take care of the environment but it needs to put much more effort into upgrading the existing homes around the state. It is appalling how many older homes are sitting without adequate insulation in an environment that requires heating at least 50% of the year.
Also there is no reason why a well insulated home in this state would need air conditioning units. The fact that so many VT homes use air conditioning units is a sign that these homes are not well insulated.