REV2019 Conference Summary
The Rev2019 Conference took place last week in Burlington, Vermont just as the foliage reached its peak coloring. The transformation of the region’s landscape paralleled the theme of the conference which focused on the energy transformation of the region and more specifically Vermont’s role in this shift. The two day conference covered several topics on energy transformation including how we redefine efficiency, grid modernization, renewable heating technologies, academic research- including the keynote address from Rocky Mountain Institute’s CEO, Jules Kortenhorst, and regional initiatives including an armchair conversation with New England energy regulators, the Western Climate Initiative, and the Transportation Climate Initiative. These regional actions have been a large piece of the puzzle in terms of transforming our energy portfolios.