School district revs up for green energy


December 20, 2023

The atmosphere was electric at the Dec. 11 La Conner School board meeting.

Campus solarization options lit up the room.

La Conner Town Council member MaryLee Chamberlain and resident Bob Raymond, of the Skagit Valley Clean Energy Cooperative, provided an update on local solar grant projects, including a feasibility study and analysis of energy consumption at the school district.

They made a pitch, eliciting a positive board reception, for the school district to convert to electric buses.

The two presented data that showed cost savings and environmental benefits of electric over diesel b...

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