The article discusses how a group of environmentalists and lawmakers announced they’re pushing ahead with a study on carbon emissions. The ESSEX Plan would capitalize on the fact that Vermont’s electricity comes primarily from renewable sources. The plan aims to make fossil fuels more expensive while cutting the cost of electricity by up to 27 percent. Proponents say the state needs to make an effort to curb fossil fuel emissions that contribute to the warming of the Earth’s atmosphere. Economists with the Climate Leadership Council have identified carbon pricing as “the most efficient and effective way to reduce carbon emissions” because it changes fossil fuel consumption patterns.