Renewable Energy Vermont Education Fund

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The Renewable Energy Vermont Education Fund (REVEF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit providing public education, outreach, research, and community engagement to drive Vermont’s clean energy future.

In 2016, thanks to your support, our successes included:

  • Conducted a poll that showed the vast majority of Vermonters wanted more solar in their towns.
  • Pulled together over 40 Vermont farms to sign on to letter expressing concerns over anti-renewable policies.
  • Hosted the 2nd annual Celebrate Solar Day, drawing over 500 Vermonters for solar tours throughout the state.

In 2017 we will be working on:

  • Help to grow renewable energy access for low-income Vermonters;
  • Host renewable energy project site visits; and
  • Grow the partnership between agricultural lands and renewable energy through pollinator friendly site management.

On behalf of all of us at REVEF, we’d like to thank you in advance for your support! Click the link to make a donation in the amount of your choosing below.

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REVEF Board 

David Blittersdorf is the owner and founder of AllEarth Renewables, Inc. specializes in the design, manufacture, and installation of complete grid-connected wind and solar renewable energy systems that lessen dependence on nuclear and fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s goal is to provide turnkey products that harness the power of wind and sun for homes and businesses while creating sustainable, well-paying jobs.

BillheadshotBill Laberge lives in Dorset, VT with his wife Lisa. He is CEO of Grassroots Solar, Inc., installers of residential and commercial solar and energy storage systems for Vermonters. He currently serves as President of the Manchester Riverwalk Association and is also on the Board of Directors for Solarfest. He was recently appointed by Vermont Governor Phil Scott to represent small businesses on the Vermont Climate Action Commission.

Dr. Steve Letendre is a Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies and currently serves as the director for the Renewable Energy & Ecological Design (REED) program. His research involves the economic analysis of emerging environmental technologies and the development of policies and regulations to promote a sustainable energy future. Dr. Letendre has published over 45 technical articles on a variety of energy issues. His research has been referenced in mainstream media, including the New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor. He has performed collaborative research with organizations from across the country, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, California Air Resources, the Solar Electric Power Association, and the University of Vermont’s Transportation Research Center. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was invited to participate in a review of the US Department of Energy’s plug-in vehicle program and to present to the Vermont State Legislature on electric vehicles as part of a special series on global climate change. He currently serves as the Board Treasurer for Renewable Energy Vermont, a trade association advocating for developing policies that strengthen Vermont’s burgeoning renewable energy industry. For many years, he served on the board of SolarFest, a small local non-profit that hosts a renewable energy festival weekend event each July. The event was chosen twice by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as a top 10 summer event.

Chuck RossChuck Ross is the Director of Extension at the University of Vermont (UVM). Before UVM, he was the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets for the State of Vermont for 6 years. While Secretary, he was elected the President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). Prior to being Secretary, he worked as State Director for U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy for 16 years. He has also served as a Vermont State Representative for three terms. Throughout his career, Chuck has helped manage his family’s farming businesses. He holds a BA and Masters in Geography from UVM and University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

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