Vermont Guard solar project completed

first_imgUS Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Maj. Gen. Michael Dubie, the Vermont National Guard commander, today marked the completion of one of the largest solar installations in Vermont and one of the largest solar projects on any National Guard base in the country.  The chairman of the Senate Green Jobs Subcommittee, Sanders helped secure $8.5 million to make the base here one of the greenest in the United States and a model for other guard installations around the country. ‘I am very appreciative and proud of what General Dubie and the Vermont National Guard have accomplished in constructing this solar project.  The U.S. military is the largest consumer of energy in the world, and the Vermont National Guard is now playing a significant role in becoming a model for the Department of Defense as it moves toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy,’ Sanders said. The project will help reduce reliance on foreign oil, help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and help the economy by creating jobs and saving taxpayers’ money, Sanders said.  This project will produce 1.5 megawatts of clean energy, save the Vermont National Guard nearly $250,000 per year in energy costs, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the base by about 236 tons per year.  From an energy independence standpoint, the Defense Department has set an aggressive target of meeting 25 percent of its electricity needs with renewable energy by 2025, a goal the Vermont solar project will help achieve. The military today spends billions a year on energy and transportation fuel costs. From the vantage point of the environment and climate change, the Pentagon has been a strong voice in recognizing the need to address global warming.  Military analysts recognize that climate change could aggravate instability around the world and drain military resources in the event of natural disasters and humanitarian crises. With regard to jobs and the economy, the solar industry workforce has more than doubled since 2009, growing from 46,000 workers to more than over 100,000 today. At the same time, the price of solar installations continues to drop, by nearly 20 percent last year alone. SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 1 ‘last_img read more

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Three Sumner County representatives attend American Legion Boys State

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down No. 7 Coffee House · 209 weeks ago Way to go Steven Eichelberger. No 7 Coffee House is proud of you Report Reply 0 replies · active 209 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — More than 480 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2016 session of the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy. Three Sumner County boys were selected to be part of the event that was held June 5-10 at Kansas State University in Manhattan for the 25th consecutive year. Steven Eichelberger of Oxford, Carson LeGrand of Wellington and Will Long of Wellington attended boys state. Eichelberger worked as a City of Raymond City Official; LeGrand was the Patton County District Court Judge and Long was an Eisenhower County Representative. The ALBSKLA provides a relevant, interactive, problem-solving experience in leadership and teamwork that develops self-identity, promotes mutual respect and instills civic responsibility. Boys State is a “learning by doing” political exercise that simulates elections, political parties and government at the state, county and local levels, providing opportunities to lead under pressure, showcasing character and working effectively within a team. It’s also an opportunity to gain pride and respect for government and the price paid by members of the military to preserve democracy.Among the highlights from the week, Grant Daily, a resident of Wichita, Kan., and a senior-to-be at Andover (Kan.) Central High School, was elected Boys State of Kansas governor. In addition, Jared Long, a Beloit, Kan., resident and a senior-to-be at Beloit High School, and Mason Witzke, of Topeka, Kan., Topeka West High School, were elected to represent Boys State of Kansas at Boys Nation this summer, Friday, July 22, through Friday, July 29, at Marymount University in Arlington, Va.Patrick Bircher, Lansing, Kan. (attends Lansing High School), received the William “Bill” F. Stahl Outstanding Justice Award, given to the outstanding member of the Boys State of Kansas Supreme Court as voted on by his Supreme Court peers. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding commitment to justice under the law and dedicated service to the Boys State of Kansas. Stahl, of Junction City, Kan., passed away in September 2015 and was a longtime supporter of the Boys State of Kansas. Troy Fowler, Wichita, Kan., who serves Boys State of Kansas year-round as director of operations, was named Adviser of the Year, as selected by fellow Kansas Boys State advisers. John Shively, Coffeyville, Kan., who served as head IT counselor, was named Counselor of the Year (counselors with four or more years’ experience), and Chris Moe, Leavenworth, Kan., who served as city counselor for the City of Klassen, was named New Counselor of the Year (counselors with three or fewer years’ experience).Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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