Energize Vermont Launch Press Conference
Tuesday Jan. 26 11:45 a.m.
Cedar Creek Room, State House, Montpelier
Energize Vermont Will Support Community Energy Solutions
New Grassroots Group Pushes For Responsible Renewables and Conservation
Grassroots activists from around the state will gather at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26 in the State House in Montpelier to announce the formation of Energize Vermont, a new group supporting community energy projects in Vermont.
John Liccardi, the President of the Energize Vermont Board of Directors, will be one of the speakers at the event. “What we need are community-supported projects that are part of a mix of solar, wind, conservation, and other sources – and the policies to make that happen,” he said. “Energize Vermont will work around the state to support those goals.”
Liccardi is a Rutland attorney and former Chair of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board.
Energize Vermont is setting up chapters around the state, and has identified leaders for four regional groups. The group has also launched a website, www.energizevermont.org.
Also speaking at the press conference will be Rep. David Potter, who is introducing two bills designed to ensure that industrial wind projects in the state are responsibly sited to take into account impacts on noise and health and on local airports.
January 25, 2010
Contact: Barbara Fenhagen