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.
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