energy

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.

House member aims to expand requirements in energy siting bill

Rep. Marianna Gamache, R-Swanton, introduced five bills that would increase public notification requirements for proposed renewable energy projects and give communities the right to veto large projects.

Valley News: TransCanada to sell dams on Connecticut River

At stake are not only some of the most lucrative assets on the river, but control of a critical natural resource in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Teller-Elsberg & Sovacool: Understanding fuel poverty in Vermont

When families cannot afford to properly heat their homes, the consequences are more serious than discomfort.

Christopher Bray: Giving Vermonters greater voice in our energy future

Senate Bill 230 integrates, for the first time, land use planning with energy generation planning.

Law students call for changes to renewable energy market

In a report they presented to lawmakers, Vermont Law School students are recommending a ban on the out-of-state sale of renewable energy credits — a move they acknowledge would raise the cost of electricity.