Fall 2015 Seminar to Focus on Vermont’s Energy and Carbon Future

Two of the projects for Fall 2015 seminar will deal with several facets of Vermont’s proposed Carbon Pollution Tax, which legislators introduced for the first time during the Spring 2015 session. Student insights into the considerations and implications of this pollution tax related to Vermont’s agricultural community and low-income earners will be crucial to the advancement of this legislation during the 2016 session.

The other two projects are directed at facilitating and measuring progress towards the state’s, town’s, and college’s greenhouse gas reduction goals through working with (1) an innovative community-energy dashboard pilot geared towards incentivizing and tracking energy transitions, and (2) developing metrics for both carbon and phosphorus pollution reductions achieved through the college’s switch from #9 fuel oil to biomethane.

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