Swanson was presented with the Renewable Energy Champion Award. He has over 20 years experience in directing integrated resource planning, energy efficiency programs and environmental regulation to achieve balanced economic and environmental goals. Among his many involvements, Swanson played a key role in the development of the Vermont utility initiative, Efficiency Vermont. This leadership made him a logical choice with REV’s newly expanded goals, which now includes efficiency. Swanson was also recognized for his years of service on the REV Board of Directors, including his recent term as Chair.
Renewable Energy Vermont is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing nearly 300 businesses, individuals, colleges and others committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and expanding the availability of renewable sources of energy in Vermont. REV works as the only advocacy organization dedicated solely to advancing renewable energy and efficiency in the state. For more information, visit www.REVermont.org.
Also honored this year were Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives Shap Smith, who received the Legislative Champion Award, and Jim Grundy, a founding board member of REV who passed away unexpectedly this spring.