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The EAN 2022 Network Summit will be on September 22, 2022 at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumnx Hall, at 45 College Street, Montpelier.  The event will begin at 8:30 am, with all attendees invited to stay through a reception and dinner.  Register At This Link!

The EAN Summit is your opportunity to:

  • Connect and re-connect with other Network members and public sector partners,
  • Hear updated information about where Vermont stands relative to our energy and emissions reduction commitments,
  • Learn about State level initiatives to equitably reach our climate and energy goals,
  • Discuss EAN Network Action Team progress,
  • Help choose Network priorities from pitches that strive to make breakthrough energy progress, while creating a more just, thriving, and sustainable future for Vermonters.

Please note: accommodations will be made to the best our ability.  Please let us know as soon as possible if accommodations are needed, the deadline for these requests is September 16th.

Agenda

8:30 Arrival, Networking, light breakfast 
9:00 Welcome Cara Robechek, EAN Deputy Director & Network Manager
9:30 Unveiling of EAN’s 2022 Annual Progress Report key findings + Q&A Jared Duval, EAN Executive Director
10:15 State Energy and Climate Priorities + Q&A

  • ANR Climate Office – Timeline, priorities, people:  Jane Lazorchak, Climate Action Office Director, VT Agency of Natural Resources,
  • PSD Renewable & clean electricity policies and programs review:  TJ Poor, Regulated Utility Planning Division Director and Claire McIlvennie, Data & Equity Policy Manager, VT Department of Public Service
10:50 Break
11:00 Environmental Justice Panel + Q&A

  • EJ Bill implementation: Karla Raimundí, Civil Rights and Environmental Justice Director, VT Agency of Natural Resources
  • Just Transitions Committee: Sue Minter, Executive Director of Capstone Community Action and Just Transitions co-chair
  • Moderator:  Claire McIlvennie, Data & Equity Policy Manager, VT Department of Public Service
12:00 Lunch 
1:00 Network Action Team Panels + Q&A – Learn about the work of the EAN Network Action Teams that developed out of pitches to the 2020 and 2021 EAN Network Summits.  Hear about their progress to date, next steps, and how to get involved in their work.  

  • Weatherization at Scale – Neale Lunderville
  • Clean Heat Standard – Rich Cowart and/or Chris Neme
  • Switch and Save – Linda McGinnis and/or Darren Springer
  • Climate Workforce – Gabrielle Stebbins
  • Future of Rural Transit – Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur
  • Clean Transportation Equity – Jordan Giaconia
  • Clean Transportation Standard – Ryan Lamberg
2:15 Afternoon break
2:30  2022 Pitch presentations – Q&A – Discussions – Voting

Hear 4 new pitches and vote on which EAN should prioritize for helping Vermont to rapidly, cost-effectively, and equitably reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas pollution.

4:00 Award Presentations and Closing Remarks – Jared Duval
4:30-6:30 Reception / Drinks / Dinner

Food and drinks by Woodbelly Pizza

Register At This Link, and feel free to e-mail Cara with any questions.

Thanks to our sponsors for making the Summit possible.

Contact EAN

  • Jared Duval

    Jared Duval

    Executive Director
    802‑829‑7421   jduval@eanvt.org
  • Cara Robechek

    Cara Robechek

    Deputy Dir. & Network Manager
    802-552-8450   cara@eanvt.org
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