Transportation is one of the most polluting sectors of our society. To fight climate change effectively, we must electrify.

Join Renewable Energy Vermont on Wednesday, December 2 @ 9:00 am for in depth discussion of the ambitious policies, strategies and technologies for electrifying transportation, particularly in New England's rural communities. Hear what is already working and how to surmount the obstacles that remain.  
Keynote Speaker | 9:00 am | Secretary Kathleen Theoharides 
Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and the Environment

Secretary Theodarides oversees six environmental, natural resource, and energy regulatory agencies, leading Massachusetts’ efforts on climate change. She has been instrumental in building strong, bipartisan regional and national coalitions, including the U.S. Climate Alliance and the Transportation Climate Initiative. Secretary Theoharides will speak about decarbonizing the transportation sector and increasing affordable transportation options that reduce climate pollution, particularly in rural communities.
Spark Discussion Panel | 10:15 am

Marie Claude Francoeur, Quebec Delegate to New England, will moderate a discussion panel devoted to electrifying the transportation sector. Hear international and national experts share successful strategies for accelerating the use of zero-emission electric vehicles at local, state, and regional levels. Speakers include Paul Cort, Director Right to Zero Campaign Director, Earthjustice; Sue Gander, Managing Director of Electric Vehicle Policy for the Electrification Coalition; and Sarah Houde, CEO of Propulsion Quebec.  
Roundtable Reflections and Engagement | 11:30 am

Senator Dick Mazza, Chair of the Vermont Senate Transportation Committee, Representative Curt McCormack, Chair of the Vermont House Transportation Committee, and Michele Boomhower, Director of Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development (Rail, Aviation, Transit) at Vermont's Agency of Transportation, will facilitate roundtable discussions where conference participants can exchange ideas about the best ways to propel equitable access to transportation solutions.
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