Solar Power for the VT National Guard

Senator Bernie Sanders announced a $5 million grant for the Vermont National Guard that could result in the largest solar energy project in the state and one of the largest in New England. "This project will not only help the Vermont National Guard reduce its electric bill and carbon footprint, but will be a major step forward in moving our state toward a greener economy which relies more and more on sustainable energy," Sanders said. "There is little doubt in my mind that in the years to come the energy mix in this state will be very different than it is today - with a far greater reliance on sustainable energy. I hope that this project becomes a model for what can be done and a catalyst for further action," he added.