$1.7 million awarded to clean energy projects in Vermont

first_imgName of AwardeeTownDescription of ProjectGrant $ Amount VT Law SchoolS. RoyaltonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of building (new home to Poverty Law & Environment Law Ctrs)250,000Burlington CollegeBurlingtonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of two old RC Diocese bldgs for the new home of Burlington College233,000VCFA (Fine Arts)MontpelierThermal energy efficiency retrofit of ten buildings and install one new insulated roof233,000North Country HospitalNewportExtend existing biomass district heating to new campus bldg149,478Castleton State CollegeCastletonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of Woodruff Hall137,964 Middlebury CollegeMiddleburyThermal energy efficiency retrofits of three old bldgs137,000College of St JosephRutlandInstall Sto Exterior Insulation systems on two dorm buildings122,749Goddard CollegePlainfieldInstallation of a wood chip district heating system for 22 buildings.100,000Marlboro CollegeMarlboroThermal energy efficiency retrofit in Dalrymple classroom building83,258NOTCH (Northern Tier Ctr for Health)RichfordThermal energy efficiency retrofit & upgrades (pumps, controls, meters, heat recovery) in Mill bldg72,500Brattleboro RetreatBrattleboroPurchase & install new highly efficient oil boiler (allow switch from #6 to #2 fuel oil)50,000VT Tech. CollegeRandolph CtrInstallation of a geothermal heat pump system to provide heating/cooling to the Allen House which is the home of VTC’s Ctr For Sustainable Practices50,000Visiting Nurses AssocColchesterThermal energy efficiency retrofit measures, including the replacement of 15 aged heat pumps50,000East Dorset & Dorset Fire DistrictsDorset, E. DorsetThermal energy efficiency retrofit at two fire station buildings37,052 The Vermont Clean Energy Development Board has awarded over $1.7 million worth of grants supporting 14 clean energy projects at public serving institutions across the state. The Clean Energy Development Board is excited to support these public serving institutions with clean energy grants. These funds will help these institutions save energy and money which will, in turn, benefit Vermonters throughout the State. said CED Board co-Chair Robert Dostis.The grants allocate funds received by Vermont from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In 2009 the state legislature allocated $2 million of the ARRA funds to be used to support clean energy projects at public serving institutions which was defined as hospitals, colleges, universities and government buildings. We are pleased to put these funds to work helping to stimulate the economy, create jobs and increase the state s investment in clean energy, while at the same time supporting these important public serving institutions said Sam Swanson, CED Board co-chair.The CEDF was created by the Legislature in 2005 to increase the development of renewable energy and combined heat and power technologies. The CEDF is funded by two MOU s with Entergy VT Yankee steaming from the plant s dry cask storage and power up-rate. In 2009, the fund received $31.5 million from the federal government under ARRA. Total Grants:$ 1,706,001 Source: Vermont Clean Energy Development Board. 6.16.2010last_img read more

Athletic League Commends Veep Boakai

first_imgThe Boakai Athletic League (BALE) has commended Vice President Joseph N. Boakai for his new elevation as the standard bearer of Unity Party.The secretary general of BALE J. Yourvor Kollie said Vice President Boakai’s success demonstrates his organization’s position that he resembles much that can be attained by Liberian youth when the road he has traveled is examined.“He (Veep Boakai) is a patriot and he has shown by his public service to the nation and the people,” Kollie said. “We as members of an organization to encourage young people to emulate his example are excited about his achievement.”He recounted Vice President Boakai’s difficult journey has traveled to where he is. “From a humble and poor family he did not give up when things were tough. He kept his focus, for he had a vision that quality is not by accident and we want young Liberians to emulate that,” Kollie noted.Kollie said though his organization is sport related the principles of patriotism, which is love for country; patience in the face of challenges is essential in the application of what any Liberian can do to bring success for the country.He spoke highly of Veep Boakai’s leadership skills and said doing some of them could elevate Liberia to another level and therefore his organization is determined to champion the principles that Ambassador Boakai stand for and hold dear to his heart to make Liberia better.Contributing, BALE’s Anthony McGill, lll, said Ambassador Boakai has shown that he is a peacemaker and a unifier and therefore Liberians should welcome his current position as the standard bearer of the Unity Party.It may be recalled that Vice President Boaka was elected the standard bearer of the Unity Party at the party’s convention in Gbarnga, Bong County recently.The Boakai Athletic League (BALE) was recently organized to champion the patriotic principles that Ambassador Boakai has honored in his life to encourage youth athletes to emulate his example.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more