Where: Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street (Route 142), downtown Brattleboro
For more information: call Tad Montgomery, 802.251.0502 or email: Tad@HomeEnergyAdvocates.com. RSVP is requested so we have an estimate of numbers and can plan the space accordingly.
In 2000 Germany set a goal of achieving 20% renewable electricity production by 2020. At that time they were at 3%. Now, just 12 years later, they are already at 25%. How is Germany transitioning to a renewable energy economy so quickly? Long-time renewable energy advocate Bob Walker and Vermont State Representative Margaret Cheney will report on what they learned from their recent renewable energy tour of Germany as guests of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The trip was designed for policymakers and advocates who are advancing renewable energy in the U.S.A. The group traveled around Germany meeting with members of Parliament, government officials, cooperative organizers, technical consultants, and farmers, all of whom are helping to rapidly make Germany the world's leader in renewable energy development. Bob and Margaret will share photos, stories, and lessons from their trip and discuss how government policies, financing mechanisms, and local involvement can stimulate the growth of renewable energy, create business opportunities, and strengthen the regional economy.
Sponsors of this event include: Home Energy Advocates, Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON), Windham Regional Commission Energy Committee, Sustainable Energy Resource Group, Marlboro College Graduate Center, Soveren Solar, the Resilient Design Institute, Foard Panel, Integrated Solar, the Whetstone Station Restaurant, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, Sustainable Valley Group, Commonwealth Dairy, Elliot Street Cafe, Brattleboro Food Coop, Price Chopper and the Vermont Country Deli.
NOTE: This is a re-scheduled event that was postponed from Feb. 11th.