A member of the California Energy Commission says Vermont is creating an inspiring legacy of achievements that put the state in the forefront of renewable energy technology.
During a Thursday meeting of renewable energy officials in South Burlington, David Hochschild noted that even though Vermont is small, the state should take seriously its role as a pioneer in finding ways to save energy and produce it without using fossil fuels.
Hochschild spoke at the opening of the two-day Renewable Energy Vermont Conference.
He spoke of how California helped begin the movement toward saving energy and finding alternative ways to save and produce electricity. He says that since 1980 the cost of solar panels has dropped 98 percent.
Renewable energy has also helped create jobs and tax revenue.
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