The Fish and Wildlife head envisions a settlement that would aid recovery of the endangered species. But the Public Service Board also could assess penalties for violating its permit to build a pipeline.
The Public Service Department says $53.1 million of the cost of a pipeline project should be thrown out because it was imprudently spent or hasn’t been properly documented. The department also says it’s time for a new way of setting rates.
Iberdrola Renewables, which wants to build 43 turbines in southern Vermont, is represented by KSE Partners. A representative of the lobbying firm wouldn’t say whether Iberdrola is funding the group.
The state set a lower ceiling on TFM concentrations because there is a paucity of reliable research on potential adverse human health effects. Federal officials must comply with new standards.
The company could strengthen its renewable energy portfolio to meet statutory requirements with the agreement to buy the New England dams and draw power from two others.
The company sought a 3.53 percent increase when it filed rate-setting papers July 1 with the Department of Public Service. The regulatory process took that down to 0.93 percent.
Voters who are fired up by opposition to wind projects are believed to be a small minority. But in a close race they could make a big difference, said retired Middlebury College political science professor Eric Davis.
Opponents say temporary standards should establish at minimum a volume limit of 30 decibels inside a home, but measured with open windows regardless of the time of year.
Scott told supporters that negative campaigns don’t work in Vermont, no matter who you are or how much money you spend.
The state auditor says there’s no way to know whether the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive, or VEGI, really works. Supporters say the program, which has benefited companies including Keurig Green Mountain, costs the state nothing.
The Public Service Board has approved a conservation plan that will allow the Deerfield wind energy project to move forward in the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont. The board’s order announced Friday amends a certificate of public good awarded to developer Iberdrola in 2009 to build 15 turbines on a ridge that divides […]
Hinesburg officials say they didn’t violate open meetings laws when discussing an agreement to let Vermont Gas Systems build a pipeline through a town park.
Attorney James Dumont claims a key agreement between the town of Hinesburg and Vermont Gas is invalid.
The proposed interim standards stipulate that sound inside neighboring buildings be measured with windows closed in the winter. Opponents say that violates lawmakers’ intention that the rules not be relaxed from current ones.