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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Why does the state/Green Mountain Power not reward low electricity users as it does those who generate and use their own electricity?
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
When families cannot afford to properly heat their homes, the consequences are more serious than discomfort.
Senate Bill 230 integrates, for the first time, land use planning with energy generation planning.