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The work to build and fill a new facility for the Vernon plant’s spent nuclear fuel is “on schedule and on budget,” an Entergy administrator said.
The utility is buying 14 plants and power supply contracts from multinational energy giant Enel Green Power.
Green Mountain Power says the reconstruction of its South Brattleboro substation, scheduled to begin in April, will improve capacity and reliability in the area.
The governor thanked the developer, the U.S. Forest Service — which is permitting the first wind power facility in the nation on its lands — and those officials and residents of the area who have “stuck it out” despite intense opposition.
ANR says it had no choice but to call for changes in the management of the dam to protect the environment. But the utility and others say that would cost money and go against renewable energy objectives.
There’s no rush to build a road and no pressure to halt the solar project, but Burlington wants energy regulators to consider its airport master plan when reviewing the project.
With Vermont Yankee now dormant, the town is looking at options ranging from waste gasification to solar arrays. But some are urging residents to think on a much smaller scale.
A biologist hired by the opponents’ lawyer said she found signs of unrecorded wetlands next to where Vermont Gas Systems has dug.
The Public Service Board granted an easement through Hinesburg’s Geprags Park for the company’s pipeline extension to Addison County.
While welding pieces of a 41-mile natural gas pipeline extension, Vermont Gas contractors failed to properly ground the pipe sections.
The Vermont Supreme Court says TransCanada’s Bellows Falls hydroelectric station should be valued at $127.4 million. TransCanada had asked for an $84 million valuation.
College officials want to make sure they understand the intent of the Legislature when it allocated the funds.
Swanton Wind, LLC filed an application Thursday for a 20-megawatt project made up of as many as seven wind turbines standing as tall as 500 feet.
Whether an increase in the project’s cost constitutes a “significant change” is key.