An Electrifying Summer at the Energy Institute

The Energy Clinic had a boisterous, productive, and fun student team this summer with student clinicians working on representing Mascoma Meadows, a resident-owned community in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The community won a state grant to fund a 100 kW low income community solar project, advancing solar trusts in collaboration with a professor from the University of Minnesota, and commercial and community solar projects in Randolph and South Royalton, Vermont.

Adding to the excitement this year were an outstanding group of visiting students. Caroline Daniels from Northeastern University School of Law and Travis Jones from the University of Baltimore School of Law are both pursuing master’s degrees at VLS. Erin Milliken is a JD student at Texas A&M University School of Law. Undergraduate Clean Energy Advocacy interns came from the University of Delaware (Rebecca Fruehwald) and Skidmore College (Garrett Flanagan). The summer was enhanced by exceptional visiting faculty, including Kit Kennedy from NRDC, who taught about clean energy advocacy, Joe Halso from the Sierra Club, who taught a new course on clean transportation policy, and attorney and environmental commodities broker Arturo Brandt LLM’03 from Santiago, Chile, who taught a course on Latin American energy and climate policy.