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Critics hoped to retain language that would have declared a public health emergency over wind turbines noise, but wind advocates say there is no good evidence supporting claims that the sound endanger human health.
Vermont Yankee administrators and state officials are discussing the possible discharge of tritium-contaminated “intrusion” water into the Connecticut River. The state must approve such a discharge, and one river advocate is calling for a “full public review” of any proposal.
Vermont officials had appealed federal rulings that allowed the shut-down nuclear plant to reduce emergency operations. But the NRC ruled in part that the state had not produced enough evidence to back its claims about increased health and safety risks.
Editor’s note: This article is by Chris Mays, of the Brattleboro Reformer, in which it was first published June 23, 2016. BRATTLEBORO — The town has filed a lawsuit against NextSun Energy after contract disputes and is no longer receiving net metering credits associated with a solar array. “NextSun has filed a motion to dismiss […]
Selectboard members are demanding that Iberdrola Renewables suspend its work on the Stiles Brook wind proposal. But Iberdrola is calling the town’s statements misleading and even “slanderous.”
The 41-mile extension from Colchester to Addison will serve about 3,000 customers in Addison County.
The Public Service Board said a second spent fuel pad won’t hurt the environment and will promote the state’s general good by hastening the transfer of spent nuclear fuel from the pools in which it now sits.
In a new message to residents of Windham and Grafton, Iberdrola Renewables says it will abide by a vote on the proposed Stiles Brook Wind Project — but no second-home owners can participate.
Vermont Gas Systems wants to use two-thirds of a $21 million ratepayer fund to temporarily limit the expected rate increases customers will pay to cover $134 million of the cost of the controversial pipeline.
The New York Public Service Commission denied the application because it wants more information. New Haven’s Selectboard and some residents have come out in favor of the project after winning more compensation for the town.
The New England Coalition is asking the state Public Service Board to reconsider its dismissal of the coalition’s objections to storage plans for spent fuel at Vermont Yankee.
Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law Monday that proponents say will impose tougher sound standards on wind turbines and give towns a greater say over where renewable projects are built. Shumlin signed the bill at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission office in Middlebury, in a county where a number of large-scale energy […]
At issue is whether renewable energy projects should be allowed on acreage that garners a tax break under the current use program, which is intended to encourage keeping productive agricultural lands undeveloped.
A new Department of Public Service memo says scheduling and other issues will make it “extremely difficult” for Vermont to independently buy TransCanada’s hydroelectric dams. But officials say the state may seek an ownership share or a power purchase agreement with the dams’ eventual buyer.