Former Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will speak on Climate Change and Public Policy: Saving the Earth at the State and Local Level.
Peter Shumlin ’79, Governor of Vermont 2011-2017, has been a pioneer in developing state-level policies to combat climate change, including the 2011 Comprehensive Energy Plan with a goal of achieving 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Under his watch 15,000 jobs have been created in clean energy, solar panels have increased by 1000% while the cost of solar has fallen 60%, and wind generation has increased 400%.
Date: Thursday, February 23
Place: Shanklin 107