The Department of Public Service’s plan for boosting power from renewables is mostly a collection of slogans with some good ideas, and also some bad.
Replace a 24/7 baseload generator like Vermont Yankee with intermittent, weather-dependent wind and solar, and the carefully balanced transmission grid will crash in a flurry of brownouts, electrical fires, and blackouts.
Legislative wrap up: Energy stances on renewable investments, merger payback, opt-out fee for smart meters and state transmission ownership lost steam
For immediate release Feb. 1, 2012 Contact John Cramer Office: 802.831.1106 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
Central Vermont Public Service reported consolidated earnings of $9.2 million, or 67 cents per diluted share of common stock, for the first six months of 2011 compared to $5.6 million, or 46 cents per diluted share of common stock, for the same period in 2010.
ANR’s draft certification for GMP wind project allows Lowell Mountains’ water quality to be degraded
“The Lowell wind project is a high-risk site with steep elevations and very erodible soils, the Applicants have proposed the use of alternate Best Management Practices, which are essentially untested and unproven at scale this large,” stated Geoff Goll of Princeton Hydro, the experts hired by Energize Vermont to examine the application.