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Montpelier Biomass Project Sets Example

03/24/10 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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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

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biomass montpelier chris_recchia bill_fraser danish_ambassador friis_arne_petersen flute jonathon_landell politics

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