GMP's Energy Innovation Center Offers Presentation

21 November 2016

Vermont and Iceland:  Our Shared Energy Challenges
RUTLAND, Vt. – What do Vermont and Iceland share beyond an abundance of natural beauty? Both face similar energy challenges:  a chilly and cloudy climate and no fossil fuel resources. Come to the Energy Innovation Center, Tuesday, December 6, as Castleton University’s Dr. Helen Mango offers a fascinating and informative energy presentation.  
This free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts approximately an hour. Light refreshments served.  
Mango has made several visits to Iceland. She will share her research and observations, examining the similarities and differences in renewable energy production in Iceland and in Vermont, considering what one region can learn from the other. 
Mango is Professor of Geochemistry, Geology Coordinator at Castleton University.  Mango’s courses include general chemistry, physical and historical geology, geochemistry, energy resources and hydrogeology.  Mango also teaches geology and chemistry to in-service and pre-service teachers. 
Mango received her undergraduate degree in Geology from Williams College, and her Masters and PhD degrees in geology from Dartmouth College.
The GMP College Connections lecture series was 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 held at GMP’s Energy Innovation Center in Rutland the first Tuesday of the month.
In addition to Castleton University, the other participating schools are Green Mountain College, College of St. Joseph and Community College of Vermont (CCV).
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

Dorothy Schnure
Green Mountain Power