The city of Montpelier hopes to heat and help power 176 buildings, including the State Capitol, with wood chips. The project has been in the works for close to 15 years, but recently got a jumpstart with $8 million in federal stimulus funds. We take a closer look at the
specifics of Montpelier’s project, and look at whether or not the city could serve as a model for other biomass projects across the country. Our guests include Montpelier City Manager Bill Fraser and Chris Recchia, the Executive Director of the Biomass Energy Resource Center,
based in Montpelier. Listen
Also, the Danish Ambassador to the United
States, Friis Arne Petersen recently visited Vermont.
VPR’s Steve Zind caught up with him and talked about renewable energy
projects underway in Denmark. Listen
And we visit flutemaker Jonathon Landell’s workshop in Richmond. Listen