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By a strong 140-3 vote, the House backed a watered-down bill calling for summer study sessions on wind power, but some Senators appear ready to try to restore parts of the bill that were stripped out.
Klein’s committee will take limited testimony on the bill and will focus solely on energy studies.
A 55 cent monthly tax on electric meters in homes is under consideration, though this is thought to raise only $2 million to $3 million at most.
Legislative wrap up: Energy stances on renewable investments, merger payback, opt-out fee for smart meters and state transmission ownership lost steam
The most prominent energy issues in the Vermont Legislature this year seem to be the ones that didn’t happen.
For immediate release Feb. 1, 2012 Contact John Cramer Office: 802.831.1106 email@example.com SOUTH ROYALTON, VT –– Vermont Law School will offer a unique new course this summer designed to help senior electric utility executives gain a better understanding of the legal basics critical to operating an effective utility company. The rigorous two-week class will give executives [...]
For immediate release Jan. 31, 2012 Contact Lukas B. Snelling Energize Vermont Phone: 802-778-0660 firstname.lastname@example.org On Thursday February 2nd utility-scale wind opponents from communities across Vermont will head to the State House for “Ridges Are Not Renewable Day.” They will call on lawmakers to call a “time out” on further utility-scale wind development in the [...]
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) issued the below statement following President Obama’s announcement today of nearly $4 billion in energy efficiency investments over the next two years.
Shortly after Gov. Peter Shumlin took office, he said he was very surprised that the State Energy Plan included Vermont Yankee operating past March 2012. Now his team has put together a proposal for Vermont without Vermont Yankee, the Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP).
Without Vermont Yankee, which accounts for a third of the state’s electricity and 70 percent of in-state generation, Vermont will have to rely on New England grid power: mostly nuclear and fossil-based natural gas and coal.
So far, all parties deny any plans for transmission development other than business-as-usual grid updates for reliability.