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Guidebook for Equitable Clean Energy to be Released at REV2018 Conference

Low and moderate income households have historically lacked access to renewable energy technologies due to a variety of barriers and challenges. On Friday, October 18th, as one of the concurrent sessions on the second day of the Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo, attendees and members of the media will have a chance to learn more about how the Vermont Energy Access Coalition collaboratively identify and implement solutions to these barriers.

The Vermont Energy Access Coalition was formed by formed by Renewable Energy Vermont’s Education Fund and created in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, a new guidebook, and checklist on equitable clean energy initiative and program design. Panelists will also share case studies featuring innovative LMI programs from around the country.

Who: Jennifer Green, Burlington Electric Department; Harlan Lachman, Energy Efficiency Institute, Olivia Campbell Andersen, Renewable Energy Vermont

What: No One Left Behind: Equity in Innovation Session 
When: Friday, October 19th | 9:30 – 10:15 am
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Conference Center – 870 Williston Road, So. Burlington, VT 05403
Learn more at: www.revconference.org and email austin@revermont.org for media credentials
Associated Hashtags: #REV2018 #VTpoli

More about the REV Conference:

The 18th Annual Renewable Energy Vermont Conference and Expo announced an impressive lineup of speakers for REV2018, themed REVitalize: Transforming Energy Further, Faster, Together. REV2018, northern New England’s premier event exploring clean energy innovation and climate solutions convenes on Thursday, October 18th through Friday, October 19th.

Katherine Hamilton, known for her podcast The Energy Gang from Green Tech Media, on will address the conference Friday.

The conference will also host three extraordinary plenary panels. On Friday, conference goers will have the rare opportunity to engage with three Public Utility Commission members around the challenges and opportunities of achieving 100% renewable energy. Joining the panel will be Lorraine Akiba, who recently retired from the Hawaii PUC, Abigail Anthony a Rhode Island PUC Commissioner, and Margaret Cheney a Vermont PUC Commissioner. This panel will be moderated by Kerrick Johnson, Chief Ecosystems Officer at Utopus Insights.

Outside of the regular conference sessions, REV is offering two opportunities for professional development. For the second year, REV will host a “Women in Energy Luncheon” beginning at 12:30 p.m. Friday, October 19th. The networking luncheon sold out in 2017, so room space has been doubled for the 2018 gathering. Leading Wonder Women at the lunch include Marie-Claude Francouer, Quebec Delegate to New England, Anne Galloway from VTDigger, Heather Hunt of New England State Committee on Electricity, and Olivia Campbell Andersen of Renewable Energy Vermont.

For more information about the conference, its speakers, sessions, and registration visit www.revconference.org.

Members of the media are invited to attend the conference, please request press credentials in advance. Please email info@revermont.org to reserve media credentials.

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