Entergy releases its plan for removing the Vernon nuclear power plant, which calls for a SAFSTOR process that would have the plant sit idle for at least 25 years. State officials had hoped for 10 or 15 years.
A California-based natural gas company has acquired a majority stake in NG Advantage, a Milton company that delivers compressed natural gas to commercial and industrial customers. Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of natural gas fuel for transportation, purchased a 50.1 percent share of NG Advantage on Wednesday. The company owns about 500 natural […]
A Vermont environmental group released a scorecard on Wednesday that ranks lawmakers on environmental policy positions in the last legislative session. Vermont Conservation Voters tallied lawmakers’ positions on key environmental and energy issues last session, including new regulations for development on lake shorelines, toxic chemicals in children’s products and genetically modified ingredients in food products, […]
The state Attorney General’s Office has released its proposed rules to enforce Vermont’s first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. The rules, announced Wednesday, will be the subject of three open meetings later this month. Certain food products with genetically modified ingredients not exempt under the law must have a “clear […]
Electric rates for Green Mountain Power customers dropped 2.46 percent on Oct. 1, the utility announced Monday. GMP President and CEO Mary Powell said in a statement that the company’s long-term power contracts and in-state renewable power generation allow the company to lower energy bills for customers. The company last year proposed a 0.03 percent […]
The Vermont Conservation Voters released a list of lawmakers they say have strong voting records on state environmental policy issues. The environmental policy lobbying organization says it endorses lawmakers who support addressing climate change and protecting Vermont’s communities, land, water and wildlife. VCV says it will soon release an Environmental Scorecard for the past legislative […]
The company that maintains a fleet of ferries on Lake Champlain agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for violating state and federal clean air regulations, according to federal environmental regulators. The Lake Champlain Transportation Company, which operates repair and painting facilities in Burlington and Shelburne, reached the settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency this month […]