Discussion slated on electric vehiclesJanuary 29,2014Discussion slated on electric vehicles
Professor Steven Letendre of Green Mountain College will discuss the environmental and economic effects of electric vehicles on Vermont, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Green Mountain Power’s Energy Innovation Center.
According to Letendre, the electrification of Vermont’s vehicle fleet presents a historic opportunity to decrease dependence on imported fuels. In his talk, he will explore questions about the ability of the electric grid to charge the new vehicles, and the connection between electric vehicles and renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar. Letendre is a professor of economics and environmental studies at Green Mountain College and is the director of the degree program in ecological design and renewable energy.
The talk is part of GMP’s College Lecture Series, which stemmed from an agreement between GMP and the four colleges in Rutland County. The presentations will explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns and the psychology of energy use. GMP’s Energy Innovation Center is on Merchants Row in downtown Rutland.MORE IN This Just InRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Workers on this day in 1984 in a Cheshire, England, peat bog find well-preserved human remains at least 2,000 years dead, born this day in 1843, Robert Todd Lincoln, eldest son of the president, present at three assassinations. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads data direct to your head: Workers on this day... Full StoryTOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Josh O'Gorman reports on the impact of state budget cuts on state colleges, Rutland Town welcomes Donna Zeller as town clerk, Bryanna Allen in Killington for chili cookoff and Haley talks up big Shrine game with N.H. and Vt. 0Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Full Story
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