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Energy Innovation Center Offers Discussion

23 September 2015

How Will the U.S. Achieve the Energy Future Americans Envision?
 
RUTLAND, Vt. – GMP is hosting an energy talk on Tuesday, October 6, at the Energy Innovation Center in downtown Rutland. The talk is part of the GMP College Connections lecture series.  
 
The free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately an hour. Light refreshments will be served.
 
Professor Lara Bowers of College of St. Joseph will lead a discussion examining research on Americans’ views about energy, how well those views align with current U.S. energy portfolio, and implications for the future.  Bowers will help the audience navigate the complex landscape of public policy on renewable energy.  She will examine a selection of laws on both the state and national level.
 
Lara Bowers is a professor of Biology and Genetics at the College of St. Joseph.  She was awarded a PhD in Microbiology from Yale University.  Other interests and passions include sustainable living and residential solar panels.
 
The GMP College Connections is a lecture series created as part of an agreement between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges to work together to bolster economic, educational and community development.  Talks are authored and presented by faculty from each of the institutions.  The presentations explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns and the psychology of energy use. All talks are held at GMP’s Energy Innovation Center in Rutland. 
 
In addition to College of St. Joseph, the other participating schools are Castleton University, Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Green Mountain College.  
 
For more information on the series contact:  gerri.harrison@greenmountainpower.com
 
About Green Mountain Power 
About Green Mountain Power Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and has a vision to be the best small company in America by partnering with Vermonters to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com. Connect with GMP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenMtnPower. 


Steve Costello, Green Mountain Power, 802-793-4031
steve.costello@greenmountainpower.com