On Thursday, November 2nd, a coalition of non-profits, local businesses, and state agencies facilitated by Renewable Energy Vermont will unveil a plan of policy, workforce development, and outreach recommendations to help lower energy costs, boost Vermont’s economy, sustain forestlands, and reduce net carbon emissions.
The plan was prepared as part of the Vermont Statewide Wood Energy Team partnership which provides outreach and technical support to schools and providers of affordable housing, for the successful conversion to advanced wood heating systems. The regulatory and legislative recommendations outlined in the plan are aimed at achieving 35% of Vermont’s heating needs by 2030 through the increased use of advanced wood heating, resulting in the displacement of 40 million gallons of fossil fuels and saving the state $120 million in fuel costs each year.
The plan’s announcement will take place at Vermont Artisan Coffee which recently invested in an advanced wood heating system installed by REV member SunWood Biomass.
Embargoed copies of the 5-Year Plan are available upon request.
What: Release of the 5-Year Action Plan to Increase Advanced Wood Heating in Vermont
When: Thursday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Vermont Artisan Coffee – 11 Cabin Lane off Route 100, Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Who: Olivia Campbell Andersen – Renewable Energy Vermont; Representative Robert Helm (R – Rutland-3); Holly Alves – VT Artesian Coffee and Tea; Dave Frank – SunWood Biomass, Sam Lincoln – Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department Forest, Parks, and Recreation.
Endorsements of the 5-Year Action Plan; Biomass Energy Resource Center, Bourne’s Energy, Calfee Woodland Management LLC, Cutting Edge Energy Systems, Forward Thinking Consultants LLC, Gagnon Lumber, Green Mountain Club, Hardwood Forestry Services, Inc.
Housing Vermont, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, LandVest Timberland, Long Meadow Resource Management LLC, Lyme Green Heat Inc., New England Wood Pellet LLC, North Woods Forestry, Northern Forest Center, Maine Energy Systems, Meadowsend Timberlands, LTD, Pellergy, Renewable Energy Vermont, Sunwood Biomass, Tarm Biomass, USDA Forest Service, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Conservation Voters, Vermont Department of Buildings & General Services, Vermont Department of Forests Parks & Recreation, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Vermont Natural Resources Council, Vermont Renewable Fuels, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Vermont Woodlands Association, Watson Research.
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