Energy leaders call for expansion of net-metering program to create jobs, support renewable energy development

first_imgHomeowners, businesses, and renewable energy manufacturers, installers and developers will discuss the role of Vermont’s net-metering law in creating jobs and deploying home-grown renewable energy to Vermonters at a State House press conference Friday.Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), the state’s leading trade association for the renewable energy industry, will be holding a press conference on Friday with House Natural Resources and Energy Committee leadership to address expanding Vermont’s successful net-metering program.Afterward, the group will testify before the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee at 1:00 p.m.The testimony will address how expanding Vermont’s successful net metering program will create jobs and support renewable energy generation statewide at no cost to state government.WHAT: Press conference with legislators, homeowners, businesses and Vermont renewable energy leaders on expanding net metering lawsWHEN: Friday, January 28th, 2011, 12:00 p.m.WHERE: Cedar Creek Room, 2nd Floor, Vermont State House, Montpelier, VTNet metering allows Vermont rate-payers to generate their own power using enewable energy systems. Excess power they generate can be fed back to their utilities, running their electric meters backwards.Partial List of ParticipantsChairman Tony Klein, House Natural Resources and Energy CommitteeVice Chair Margaret Cheney, House Natural Resources and Energy CommitteeOther members of the House Natural Resources and Energy CommitteeAndy Kehler, Jasper Hill Farm, HardwickMartha Staskus, VERA & REV Board ChairChad Farrell, Encore RedevelopmentDavid Blittersdorf, AllEarth RenewablesLeigh Seddon, Alteris RenewablesAbout Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), www.revermont.org(link is external)REV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing nearly 300 businesses, individuals, colleges and others committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and expanding the availability of renewable sources of energy in Vermont.last_img