Climate Justice Team Presentation on McNeil Generating Station

Date(s) - 10/22/23
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

The Climate Justice Team (CJT) is sponsoring a presentation on Sunday, October 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Whitney Young, Jr. Room on potential impacts of expanding the McNeil Generating Station, including impacts on health, economy, forest, and climate.

The McNeil plant, located in the Burlington Intervale, produces electricity by burning wood chips from our forests. Burlington Electric Department is proposing an expansion of the power plant to pipe steam heat to UVM Medical Center. Burlington City Council will need to approve an expansion.

The CJT believes UVM should prioritize our health and climate, using a networked geothermal heat pump system for a local solution to our statewide clean heat goals.

Please join us to learn more about this issue and how you can take action, whether you live in Burlington or beyond.