Green Mountain Power partners with Ferrisburg farmer to generate clean energy

News Release — Green Mountain Power March 30, 2015 Contact: Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power, Green Mountain Power,(802) 229-8200 Nea-Tocht Farm turbine is GMP’s third community-scale wind turbine Colchester, VT…The winds blowing across western Addison County, a part of the state with rich agricultural history, are now helping to generate more clean electricity thanks to […]

Mark Whitworth: The RESET Program will save $275M? Not so fast

The administration’s analysis of RESET is a collection of spreadsheet models that calculate RESET’s impacts upon rates, greenhouse gas emissions, and electricity consumption. The models are fragile.

Nadine Canter Barnicle: Vermont must evolve its definition of scenic beauty

Yes, we can see those solar farms and wind turbines on our farmlands and hillsides. And, yes, for a moment they can arrest our aesthetic sensibility.

Don Rendall: Natural gas is an important energy choice for Vermont

Since joining Vermont Gas Systems earlier this year, I have been deeply impressed by our team.

Stephanie Kaplan & Annette Smith: The PSB and the degradation of Vermont’s landscape

When the review of telecommunications towers and large-scale solar and wind installations was transferred from Act 250 to the PSB, the law required the PSB to give due consideration to some of Act 250’s criteria, including Criterion 8 on aesthetics.

Local experts to host heat pump informational meeting

News Release — NeighborWorks March 17, 2015 Contact: Mary Lamson [email protected] O (802) 797-8605 C (802) 236-9648 NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad, a nonprofit, and Weybridge Energy Committee are to host a heat pump information session in the Community Room at Ilsley Library on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. Attendees will learn how they can save […]

Efficiency Vermont promotes energy savings for schools

Representatives of the Vermont Department of Education, the Vermont Superintendents Association, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined Efficiency Vermont today at an award ceremony to recognize 22 schools for their excellent energy performance.

John McClaughry: Legislature moving to increase electric rates

The Believers need to find some way to keep subsidies flowing to their pet renewable-industrial complex without alarming the ordinary electricity consumer.

Welch announces legislation to spur the use of modern wood heating systems

This afternoon in Montpelier, Rep. Peter Welch announced bipartisan legislation that would make it more affordable for Vermonters to install wood heating systems in their homes or businesses.

Meredith Angwin: Why electricity costs spiked

The demand hasn’t changed that much, but the grid itself has changed in our region.

Shumlin’s inaugural address focuses on energy, environment

Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers his inaugural address Jan. 8, 2015. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Governor puts off until next week’s budget address revealing plans to deal with budget gap, property taxes and health care reform. Address focuses on Lake Champlain cleanup and renewable energy.

News release of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s inaugural address

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the nation's first-ever pension lending regulation into law at the Statehouse on Tuesday. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

Part I of governor’s third-term agenda focuses on working families, economic growth and Vermont’s quality of life in the areas of energy and the environment.

Sanders details economic agenda for America

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today outlined a progressive economic agenda to reverse a 40-year decline of the American middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else in the United States.

On the issues: The race for lieutenant governor

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VTDigger’s beat reporters compare the views of Dean Corren and Phil Scott on health care, the environment, criminal justice and the economy.

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