In a book written almost 40 years ago, Rufus Miles saw many of the trends that are so worrisome today — the end of cheap energy, the death of the middle class, the degradation of our natural environment – and predicts that we, in our time, will need to make critical decisions that will change the course of history.
Despite a delay in the implementation of a biomethane digester, Middlebury College’s sustainability director said the school is well on its way to reaching its goal of becoming completely carbon-neutral by 2016.
I can only conclude that our state’s leaders, and many other Vermonters too, are pleased that we get most of our electricity from out of state, fossil-fuel burning power plants. Because more and more, that is where it’s coming from.
Either we take climate change seriously or we don’t. The earth could care less as it will cure itself, but you might want to wake up and start caring.
Developments in Vermont’s energy landscape during 2014 will pose numerous challenges for electricity consumers and policy makers.
Because politicians have already decided to do whatever it takes to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase renewable energy consumption, the DPS report cannot even hint that the whole exercise is likely to be a costly, intrusive and unattainable pipe dream.
On the one hand we have the Department of Public Service doing their darndest to chart a course to a clean energy future, and on the other hand, the Public Service Board approving a colossal investment in dirty energy.
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 […]