Tuesday, March 15, 2016

UVM Professor Brian Tokar Visit

This Monday, all 7th and 8th graders met with Brian Tokar, author of Toward Climate Justice.

The students have been studying the pros and cons of Vermont's proposed carbon tax and renewable energy law in preparation for a formal debate later this month.

Mr. Tokar gave a short presentation and then fielded several thoughtful questions from students regarding the costs and benefits of converting to wind and solar sources for Vermont's electricity.

Many students were struck by the graphic below, which Mr. Tokar shared. It shows the percentage of each state's current electrical usage that could be generated by that state's wind and solar capacity.