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Vermont Gas customers join pipeline protest

Andy Simon of Burlington and dozens of other natural gas pipeline opponents rallied at the Vermont Public Service Board offices Tuesday to call on regulators to reconsider Vermont Gas’ certificate of public good. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Groups opposing construction of a natural gas pipeline ask Public Service Board to reconsider its approval of the project, saying the company withheld cost increase.

Vermont Gas customers among those signing petition to halt pipeline

AN SIGN STANDS in the yard of Jane and Nathan Palmer of Monkton, who are fighting to keep a natural gas pipeline from being built on their property. Addison Independent photo/Zach Despart

Environmental group submits signatures asking Public Service Board to halt project in Addison County due to increase in estimated cost.

Solar installer offers financing package that eliminates upfront costs

A SunCommon solar installation. Courtesy photo

SunCommon expands its territory and announces plan that lets homeowners pay for solar arrays through energy savings.

Cost increase should trigger new review of pipeline, opponents say

Vermont Gas building

The cost of Vermont Gas’ proposed natural gas pipeline extension through Addison County has jumped 40 percent and environmental groups say that, an expected rate increase, should require PSB review.

CLF appeals for documents related to six-state energy initiative

Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday announced a report highlighting job growth in Vermont’s renewable energy and efficiency sector at a news conference at Blodgett Supply Co. distribution center in Montpelier. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Governor Shumlin’s office denies Conservation Law Foundation request for records on regional effort build out energy transmission capacity.

Westminster solar project approved; will provide much of Brattleboro’s municipal power

More than 80 percent of the electricity produced by a Westminster solar project that was recently approved by the Vermont Public Service Board is intended for use in Brattleboro town buildings.

Green Mountain Power seeks to replace Brattleboro service center with new $2.1 million building

Green Mountain Power wants to tear down its service center on Route 30 and build a new 11,744-square-foot building.

Another milepost planted in the ‘EV corridor’

Sen. Patrick Leahy (right) and Gov. Peter Shumlin plug in a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle at the Red Hen Bakery Building in Middlesex on Monday. Photo by Katie Jickling/VTDigger

Charging station for electric vehicles opened in Middlesex as officials move toward a Boston to Montreal route.

State announces $770,000 for energy efficiency upgrades

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced a new loan program available to those seeking to make thermal efficiency and cleaner energy improvements to their homes at Bourne's Energy Biodiesel Blending Facility in Morrisville on Wednesday. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Program helps finance energy efficiency and home heating retrofits for homeowners whose fuel dealers partner with Efficiency Vermont.

Washington Electric proposes fees to offset net metering costs

Stafford Technical Center students help install solar panels at Green Mountain Power's Creek Path Solar Farm, built on a brownfields site in Rutland. Photo courtesy GMP

Patty Richards, the co-op’s general manager, says Washington Electric wants to ensure the program is “fair to all of our membership.”

Energy issues matter to Vermonters, two polls show

A recharging station for the state's fleet of solar vehicles sits at the corner of State Street and Gov. Aiken Ave. in Montpelier. Photo by Tom Brown/VTDigger

Surveys indicate Vermonters want action on energy efficiency and carbon reduction and vote accordingly. Cost remains an inhibiting factor.

State urges Vermonters to drive less and commute more

Church Street, Burlington. File Photo by Greg Guma.

Cutting the nearly 50 percent of the state’s total greenhouse gas emissions that come from the transportation sector is necessary if the state wants to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals, said Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deborah Markowitz.

Shoreham Selectboard accepts deal with Vermont Gas

Opponents of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project Phase II pipeline project outnumbered supporters during a hearing by Vermont regulators at the Shoreham Elementary School gym on Wednesday evening. Photo by Trent Campbell/Addison Independent

Town offered a $100,000 fund for economic development, access to natural gas and other considerations if second phase of pipeline extension is approved.

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