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Central Vermont Solar Forum November 2015

Central Vermont Solar Forum – November 21, 2015

Town energy committees from central Vermont came together on November 21 in Randolph, Vermont to learn about and discuss solar power development, siting problems, and solar project types. The forum focused on how to best expand solar electrical generation in the region on a community scale. Many thanks to the Randolph Energy Committee and Vermont Technical College for hosting the event, and to the many presenters and participants whose thoughts and questions gave us all much to think about.

Presenters included community solar activists, solar developers, solar technical and legal experts, local community leaders, and the Vermont Public Service Board will present information at this forum. The day’s agenda is linked below along with slides from the day’s presenters (not every presenter used slides).

Introduction (agenda) (introduction slides)

Solar Developer Panel

Solar Influencers Panel

Contact Pete Thoenen of the Randolph Energy Committee with questions related to this forum: call 802-477-3189 or email randolph.home.energy@gmail.com

 

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Energy Leaders – Register Now: Vermont’s Energy Transformation

Calling all community energy leaders: VECAN’s 8th Annual Vermont Community Energy and Climate Action Conference is coming right up!

December 5, 2015 – 9 am to 5 pm
Lake Morey Inn – Fairlee, Vermont

REGISTER TODAY! This inspiring conference emphasizes clean energy and climate action strategies that Vermonters can help implement locally — and beyond. Find out far more and register.

The theme of the day is: A Common Agenda: Transforming Vermont’s Energy Future. The day is aimed at supporting and growing the statewide network of town energy committees and building the capacity and expertise of any Vermonter interested in helping the state meet its ambitious but essential goal of getting 90 percent of our energy in 2050 through renewable sources.

Workshops range from seizing solar in 2016 to the legislative look forward, from pioneering rural transportation solutions to measuring, assessing, and prioritizing energy action – and many more timely, informative sessions. Each workshop is aimed at building the expertise and capacity of grassroots energy leaders…and building the kind of broad, diverse public support for needed energy and climate action.

The keynote is can’t miss! Richard Heinberg – a Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute – will keynote the conference. Mr. Heinberg is a widely regarded author, educator and energy and peak oil expert. He has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as Nature, The American Prospect, Public Policy Research, Quarterly Review, The Ecologist, The Futurist, European Business Review, Yes! and The Sun; and on web sites such as Resilience.org, Alternet.org and Counterpunch.com.

The conference also offers unparalleled networking opportunities, both with local energy leaders and Vermont’s leading clean energy businesses, organizations, institutions and state agency partners who generously help make this day possible.

Register today. Early registration prices end November 22!

For more information, contact Ben Civiletti, AmeriCorps Member, Community Energy and Climate Action Coordinator, VECAN and VNRC
: 802-223-2328 ext. 118 – bciviletti@vnrc.org

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Presentation: Animals of the North & Climate Change

Kids and the curious of all ages won’t want to miss wildlife expert Sue Morse’s program, Animals of the North & Climate Change.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 pm
Trumbull Hall, Etna

Sue’s knowledge and intimate photographic images of the wildlife of northern New England are legendary. Free and open to the public. Info:etna.library@hanovernh.org

Co-sponsored with the Etna Library, the Hanover Conservancy, and Sierra Club Upper Valley Group.