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VECAN Conference

VECAN’s 8th Annual Vermont Community Energy & Climate Action Conference

December 5, 2015 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m
Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee, Vermont

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Keynote Speaker: Richard Heinberg!*

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% 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 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.

* Richard Heinberg is the Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. He is the author of eleven books including:

  • Snake Oil (July 2013)
  • The End of Growth (August 2011)
  • Blackout: Coal, Climate, and the Last Energy Crisis (2009)
  • Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines (2007) 
  • The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism & Economic Collapse (2006)
  • Powerdown: Options & Actions for a Post-Carbon World (2004)
  • The Party’s Over: Oil, War & the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003) 


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