Rob Roper: Telling the truth about Vermont’s energy policy

Under recent questioning, members of the DPS and a climate scientist said Vermont’s energy policy will have no impact on climate change, and affecting climate change isn’t even a goal.

USDA announces 22 farm and small business grants

News Release — USDA Rural Development Oct. 14, 2015 Contact: Pollaidh Major [email protected] USDA Announces 22 Farm and Small Business Grants To Generate Renewable Energy and Reduce Energy Costs … Next Round’s Application Deadline is November 2nd ST. ALBANS, VT, October 14, 2015 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials and Congressman Peter Welch joined […]

Vermont Draft Comprehensive Energy Plan released

News Release — Vermont Public Service Department October 12, 2015 Contact: Dr. Asa Hopkins, Vermont Public Service Department Phone: 802-828-4082 Email: [email protected] Public Service Department Seeks Public Input at October 26 Westminster Hearing Montpelier – The Public Service Department will be holding a public hearing Monday, October 26 in Westminster at the Bellows Falls Union […]

Natural gas plant eyed in Vernon

Town officials are talking with a potential developer of a natural gas plant that, in theory, would utilize existing Vermont Yankee electrical infrastructure and connect to a proposed pipeline in northern Massachusetts. A public meeting is in the works, but many specifics have not yet been released.

Vermont Law School energy report presents sustainable paths to increase use of woody biomass while protecting Vermont forests

News Release — Vermont Law School Aug. 31, 2015 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Aug. 31, 2015––The Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) at Vermont Law School today released a report titled “Woody Biomass: The Path Toward a Sustainable Use of Vermont’s […]

VEC issues Aug. 17 peak alert – encourages members to conserve energy

News Release — VEC Aug. 16, 2015 Contacts: Andrea Cohen Cell Phone: 802-696-9036 [email protected] Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is once again encouraging its members to conserve energy on Monday August 17 between the hours of 1 pm and 6 pm when demand for electricity is expected to spike as a result of high […]

Vermont Gas Systems announces rate decrease

News Release — Vermont Gas Systems August 6, 2015 Contact: Beth Parent, Corporate Communications Manager (802)865-1460; (802) 578-2776 [email protected]   SOUTH BURLINGTON – Nearly 50,000 Vermont Gas customers will see their natural gas bills go down this month. The company announced today a rate decrease of 0.26% goes into effect this month for residential customers. The company provides natural […]

Swanton Wind Fair is Aug. 22

News Release — Swanton Wind Fair July 27, 2015 Contact: Christine Lang 802-528-5242 Swanton Wind Fair – August 22, 2015 Rocky Ridge Road, Swanton, Vermont Considering Appropriate Sites for Industrial Wind Turbines The Swanton Wind Fair is part of an ongoing effort to offer information and engage citizens in discussions about appropriate siting of Industrial […]

GMP partners with Rutland Women’s Shelter to help save money and increase comfort with eHome

News Release — Green Mountain Power July 22, 2015 Contact: Kristin Carlson 802-229-8200   RUTLAND — Green Mountain Power today announced that it has partnered with the Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter to help the organization get more energy efficient, save money and provide more comfortable living arrangements for its clients through the GMP eHome program. “Helping […]

Donn Welton: Who truly decides on wind project sitings?

The short answer seems to be that the Public Service Board decides where such privately owned industrial plants are placed, but this would be incorrect.

GMP & NRG EVgo open new fast charging network in Vermont

News Release — Green Mountain Power and NRG EVgo June 9, 2015 Contact: Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power, (802) 229-8200 Jeremy Desel, NRG EVgo, (281) 407-1252 First “Freedom Station” opens in Rutland as Part of First Comprehensive EV Charging Network in Vermont to Help Drivers Reduce Fossil Fuel & Save Money RUTLAND, VT – Green […]

Vermont Electric Cooperative receives $2.1M from FEMA

News Release — Vermont Congressional Delegation June 5, 2015 Contacts: David Carle (Leahy): 202-224-3693 Michael Briggs (Sanders): 202-228-6492 Bob Rogan (Welch): 202-225-4115 Lisa Morris (VEC): 802-730-4399 Grant is for Clean-Up Efforts from the December 2014 Storm (FRIDAY, June 5, 2015) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Friday […]

Stowe voters approve solar

Editor’s note: This article is by Tommy Gardner of the Stowe Reporter, in which it was first published June 4, 2015. The Stowe Electric Department had to work fast to sell ratepayers on a solar power facility before time ran out. It succeeded, and now it has plenty of time to slow down and figure […]

Solar tours announced for June 20 statewide

News Release — Renewable Energy Vermont May 28, 2015 Contact: Ansley Bloomer Renewable Energy Vermont [email protected] 802-595-0723 Montpelier, VT – May 28, 2015 – Solar projects in communities throughout Vermont will be open for public tours the third Saturday in June. “Celebrate Solar Tours” will take place across the state on Saturday, June 20, the […]

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