Round Table Talk: Renewable Energy for Low Income Residents of NH and VT
Vital Communities Encourages Upper Valley Energy Committees to Consider Options
Earlier this month, Solaflect took part in the 11th Upper Valley Energy Committee Roundtable at the Montshire Museum, along with our regional energy committees. The focus was on the struggle of low income residents in Vermont and New Hampshire as they try to balance the cost of energy vs the demands of other living expenses.
Elizabeth Chant from the Vermont Energy Investment Corp along with Paul Markowitz from Efficiency Vermont and Angela Zhang from Listen Community Services described the challenges faced by low income residents, and Energy committee members discussed opportunities to reduce the energy burden in their respective Upper Valley communities.
We want to thank our friends at Vital Communities for pulling the community together around this issue, and for encouraging and inspiring local energy committees to rally their respective towns to set ambitious but attainable renewable energy goals that include options for low income residents.