Leahy Comment on Senate Passage of the Energy Policy Modernization Act

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 […]

Gerry Silverstein: Is net metering discriminatory?

Why does the state/Green Mountain Power not reward low electricity users as it does those who generate and use their own electricity?

Energy firms warned to watch what they say in marketing wind

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, […]

Copeland-Hanzas’ Statement on Vermont House Vote to Move Forward on Clean Power Plan

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 […]

Caleb Elder: Clinging to a dated utility model

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.

House member aims to expand requirements in energy siting bill

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.

Valley News: TransCanada to sell dams on Connecticut River

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.

Teller-Elsberg & Sovacool: Understanding fuel poverty in Vermont

When families cannot afford to properly heat their homes, the consequences are more serious than discomfort.

Christopher Bray: Giving Vermonters greater voice in our energy future

Senate Bill 230 integrates, for the first time, land use planning with energy generation planning.

Law students call for changes to renewable energy market

In a report they presented to lawmakers, Vermont Law School students are recommending a ban on the out-of-state sale of renewable energy credits — a move they acknowledge would raise the cost of electricity.

Bennington kicks off six-month push to drive downtown energy savings

News Release — Efficiency Vermont Feb. 19, 2016 Media Contacts: Efficiency Vermont Jeff Buell 802-540-7662 [email protected] Better Bennington Corp. John Shannahan 802-442-5758 [email protected] Businesses, property owners and community leaders meet to learn more about pilot program offered by Efficiency Vermont and the Department of Housing and Community Development February 19, 2016 – Bennington, VT – […]

Mark Whitworth: 100 rebellion towns — now what?

State law allows developers to bully towns and Vermont’s state government thinks that is just fine.

GMP: Customers See Greater Reliability in 2015

News Release — Green Mountain Power Feb. 10, 2016 Contact: Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power, 802-655-8418 [email protected] Strategic Focus by GMP Crews Means Shorter Outages Colchester, VT…. Green Mountain Power filed a new report with the Vermont Public Service Board outlining the positive impact of the Company’s laser focus on reliability. The report shows decreased […]

VEC Is Seeking Director Candidates for the 2016 Election

News Release — Vermont Electric Cooperative Feb. 10, 2016 Contact: Lisa Morris 802-730-4399 [email protected] Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is seeking director candidates for three positions on the Board of Directors that will open in May of 2016. VEC’s twelve-member board is responsible for setting policy for the member-owned electric distribution utility, which serves […]