In Spring semester 2018, students in ENST 481 Future of Energy were given the challenge to develop a plan for moving the City of Keene to 100% renewable energy. The plans only address the residential sector of Keene (including residential transportation). All teams had to assume that all transport will be electric and all space heating/cooling and all water heating use heat pumps. Students were given the option to include reductions of demand due to weatherization programs, public transit or improved walkability/bikeability, or use of biomass for home heating.
Six teams of 4 or 5 students developed written plans, posters, and handouts. A poster session was held at which community and campus members were invited. Images of the poster session and the posters are displayed below.