energy

Vernon’s power production future debated

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.

Willem Post: Looking at Vermont’s energy future

Vermont imposing a unilateral carbon tax of $500 million per year by 2027 would be economic suicide.

Mitch Frankenberg: Addiction, economics and climate change

The inconvenient truth remains the delusional denial of humanity’s arrogant and insatiable demands for more consumption.

Dan Jones: Let’s imagine a sustainable future

Net Zero Vermont Inc. is supporting a unique design competition which is offering a $10,000 prize for the best architectural design which can help citizens imagine a sustainable Montpelier in 2030.

Answers elusive in state’s study of TransCanada dams

A working group looking into the state’s potential interest in the sale of 13 hydroelectric stations is scheduled to issue a report Aug. 1. But officials likely won’t be able to disclose any specific plans.

Vermont Folklife Center Holds Energy & Climate Change – Visions for a Path Forward Panel Discussion

News Release — Vermont Folklife Center June 22, 2016 Contact: Bob Hooker (802) 388-4964 [email protected] Join energy experts Tim Maker, Beth Sachs, Leigh Seddon, and David Blittersdorf on Thursday, July 7, at 6:00 PM at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Middlebury for a practical, clear-eyed look at what the transition to renewable energy […]

With key town support, Lake Champlain power line seeks permits

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.

Memo: State ‘unlikely’ to buy hydro dams on its own

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.

Gubernatorial candidates call for energy, education changes

At a Democratic forum Monday night in Brattleboro, candidates Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith and Sue Minter debated Vermont’s policies on renewable energy siting and said they favored more flexibility in the state’s school merger law.

Leahy Comment on Senate Passage of the Energy Policy Modernization Act

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy April 20, 2016 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 Bill Will Permanently Reauthorize The Land and Water Conservation Fund, Extend The North Country National Scenic Trail Into Vermont, and Promote Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016) – The Senate Wednesday passed legislation in a vote of 85 to 12 […]

Gerry Silverstein: Is net metering discriminatory?

Why does the state/Green Mountain Power not reward low electricity users as it does those who generate and use their own electricity?

Energy firms warned to watch what they say in marketing wind

The Vermont attorney general has expanded his warnings to the energy industry against using misleading marketing to now apply to all renewable energy, not just solar. What the attorney general’s office calls a “guidance” tells utilities and producers they can’t sell energy’s renewable attributes to other entities while still telling their own customers that they, […]

Copeland-Hanzas’ Statement on Vermont House Vote to Move Forward on Clean Power Plan

News Release — Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas April 14, 2016 Contact: Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas House Majority Leader 802-477-2339 VERMONT HOUSE URGES 19 STATES TO MOVE FORWARD ON PRESIDENT’S CLEAN POWER PLAN Montpelier (VT)-The Vermont House took action, passing J.R.H. 25, urging 19 states that are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the global fight […]

Caleb Elder: Clinging to a dated utility model

Customers of Vermont Electric Cooperative who go solar should be thanked for investing their hard earned money into our collective clean energy future, not targeted by the very co-op they are part of with fees that undermine this investment.