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GMP College Connections returns with discussion on the future of energy as Americans see it

Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. — RUTLAND — Green Mountain Power is hosting an energy talk on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Energy Innovation Center in downtown Rutland. The talk is part of the GMP College Connections lecture series, entitled “How will the U.S. achieve the energy future Americans envision?” The free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately an hour. Light refreshments will be served.

Professor Lara Bowers of College of St. Joseph will lead a discussion examining research on Americans’ views about energy, how well those views align with current U.S. energy portfolio, and implications for the future. Bowers will help the audience navigate the complex landscape of public policy on renewable energy. She will examine a selection of laws on both the state and national level.

Lara Bowers is a professor of biology and genetics at the College of St. Joseph. She was awarded a Ph.D. in microbiology from Yale University. Other interests and passions include sustainable living and residential solar panels.

The GMP College Connections is a lecture series created as part of an agreement between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges to work together to bolster economic, educational and community development. Talks are authored and presented by faculty from each of the institutions. The presentations explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns and the psychology of energy use. All talks are held at GMP’s Energy Innovation Center in Rutland.

In addition to College of St. Joseph, the other participating schools are Castleton University, Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Green Mountain College.

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