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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org