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Rebecca Foster: A whole lot of mooching

A Canadian company and a Tennessee company desire to increase their profits, but at what cost, to whom?

Rebecca Foster: Taking care or breaking bad

After a history of environmental stewardship, Canada has gone increasingly mad for oil and gas exploitation.

Energy 2012 recap: State approves Gaz Metro merger of Vermont’s two largest utilities

GMP CEO Mary Powell

Gobbling up the lion’s share of the state’s electric market did not come without a fair share of clamor.

Vermont Gas aims to lay gas line under Lake Champlain

Vermont Gas headquarters in South Burlington. VTD/Josh Larkin

The line would end just south of Middlebury and branch off west to serve International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Vermont Energy Partnership report says state faces 31.4 percent “gap” between power demand and guaranteed electricity

Utilities typically leave a percentage of their portfolios open in order to get the best current prices on the market.

Gaz Metro seals the deal: GMP and CVPS merge

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According to its statement, with the Vermont utilities, Gaz Metro’s assets are now valued at close to $5 billion.

McClaughry: More taxation by unaccountable strangers

Time was, not long ago, when the PSB passed expert judgment on utility-structuring and power-purchase agreements solely on the least cost for bringing electricity to Vermont’s consumers.

Digger Tidbits: VELCO bond sale to pay for transmission upgrades; Poll shows Vermonters divided on Yankee, support $21 million cash payback to CVPS ratepayers

Power lines cut across a Vermont hillside. VTD/Josh Larkin

VELCO uses a 50/50 debt-to-equity ratio to fund projects. The $120 million bond will allow for $240 million in upgrades.

Brock launches online petition to refund ratepayers

BROCK LAUNCHES ONLINE PETITION DRIVE URGING GOVERNOR SHUMLIN TO REPAY RATEPAYERS $21 MILLION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2012 CONTACT:  Randy Brock (802) 230-4450   Montpelier, VT – Vermont gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock (R) launched an online petition.randybrock.com/refund petition drive today urging Governor Shumlin and Gaz Metro to directly repay CVPS ratepayers $21 million owed as part […]

Silverstein: Vermont energy policy — A play in three acts (so far)

The disloyal citizen grumbles that the Wizard’s greatest magic is making Vermonters’ hard-earned dollars disappear and then reappear in Canada.

GMP seeks use of compressed process for after-merger rate-setting

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AARP-Vermont is worried that the alternative rate-setting process will limit public scrutiny of Gaz Metro’s plan to recoup $21 million through higher rates.

House, Senate likely to vote on CVPS, Green Mountain Power merger issue

Rep. Tony Klein. VTD/Josh Larkin

It’s down to the wire for the Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board as both zero in on a merger between the state’s two largest utilities.

Silverstein: Is $21 million a lot of money? Not compared to $88 million

On Sept. 28, the Vermont Public Service Board gave conditional approval (PSB Order # 7712) to VGS to withhold a legally mandated annual rate reduction of 5.4 percent in customer natural gas charges for 20 years.

Farnham: It’s time for a secret code

Let’s just rename Vermont Entergy-Monsanto-Metro-Gazland (any other corporate mafias want in?), and go home. The whole world has been colonized by the vilest, greediest scum the human race has to offer.

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