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CEF Lecture Series: "Vermont's Energy Future" Lecture Series Keynote Speaker, James Howard Kunstler

Project Timeline: 
December, 2011 to April, 2012
Project Progress: 

Project Category: Education

The CEF awarded funds to the Center for Research on Vermont for a spring 2012 lecture series on campus, titled "Vermont's Energy Future," as part of the Clean Energy Future Lecture/Workshop Series fund. The award will be applied toward a keynote speaker fee for the series. The keynote speaker of the series will be James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere

To learn more about James Kuntsler, check out his website at:

Project Champion: Tom Helmstutler
Clean Energy Lecture Series Award: $4,000
Final Project Cost: $4,000


3/13/12 Kunstler Brings Energy Message to UVM, conversation with Mitch Wertleib, Vermont Public Radio.

2/23/12 Kunstler Headlines 'Vermont Energy Future' Lecture Series, by University Communications.


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James Howard Kuntsler, author of the Geography of Nowhere, Home from Nowhere, and The Long Emergency
"The End of Cheap Energy"
March 14, 7:30pm, Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center

Richard Watts, UVM Research Professor in CDAE and TRC
"Public Meltdown: The Story of Vermont Yankee"
March 21, 7:30pm, Billings North Lounge, UVM
Video of lecture at:

Mary Powell, CEO and President, Green Mountain Power
"Diversify and Decentralize: Green Mountain Power's View of the Future"
March 28, 7:30pm, Billings North Lounge, UVM

David Bittersdorf, President and CEO, AllEarth Renewables
Beth Sachs, co-founder, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
"Clean Energy Equals Jobs"
Panel of business leaders and entrepreneurs involved in growing renewable energy and innovative energy programs, including efficiency programs.
April 4, 7:30pm, John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill, UVM

All of the programs will be filmed, aired on Channel 16, and digitally archived by RETN.