Press Release: Vermont Legislators and Quebec Liaisons Tee-Off Energy, Climate, Jobs and More at Upcoming Energy Conference in Burlington

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Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director
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Burlington, VT — Leaders from the Vermont State House, Administration and Quebec Province will address attendees at Renewable Energy 2014, a two-day conference and expo in Burlington, VT focusing on the state and region’s most pressing energy challenges.  

Conference attendees will have a unique opportunity for direct, one-on-one question-and-answer, discussion and debate. Join Representative Ellis, Senator Bray and Deputy Commissioner Springer for a sneak preview of what may come to Vermont in January 2015.  Items up for discussion include a Renewable Portfolio Standard, placing a price on carbon, the role of gas in Vermont, the electrification of Vermont’s transportation sector and more.  Also joining the Panel is Marie-Claude Francoeur, Quebec Delegate to New England, to describe a new venture starting in January 2015 between Quebec and California, linking Quebec’s Green House Gas emissions Cap-and-Trade System to California’s carbon market.

About Renewable Energy 2014 (RE 2014)

RE 2014 is Vermont’s annual convention bringing together key players in the clean energy sector. The conference will be held on October 16 & 17 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, VT.

The conference includes more than 25 sessions featuring 65 expert speakers from throughout the region covering issues from community solar and energy permitting, to energy storage and grid infrastructure opportunities, case studies in efficiently heating and cooling our homes with renewable sources, and the future of electrified transportation.  The tradeshow floor – which is open to the public - will feature some 50 exhibitors showcasing modern wood heating, solar hot water and electricity, cold climate heat pumps and geothermal systems, financing opportunities and more of the latest technologies, products and services.

This year’s conference theme is “Leading the Change in Energy.” Nationwide and here in Vermont, the closure of coal and nuclear facilities, concerns around "fracked" gas, instability in oil-rich regions and the climate change imperative, are driving markets to implement renewable energy and efficiency-based solutions to address our energy demands. RE 2014 is bringing together leaders and experts from throughout the region to address the challenges and opportunities ahead, Vermont’s leadership role in the energy industry, and the steps needed to implement an integrated energy infrastructure.

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About Renewable Energy Vermont (REV)

REV is Vermont’s only non-profit, non-partisan renewable energy trade association working to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and expanding the availability of renewable sources of energy throughout the state and region.