Energy

VTDigger covers electric utilities, renewable energy, nuclear and natural gas industries in Vermont. Mike Polhamus is our energy reporter. He can be reached at [email protected]

Key player in Vermont Yankee closure leaving Entergy

Bill Mohl, president of Entergy Wholesale Commodities, is retiring at the end of February.

Federal regulators review state inspections of Vermont Gas pipeline construction

Pipeline opponents have alleged that electrical safety standards were not met.

Brattleboro settles solar suit, joins net-metering project at closed landfill

Editor’s note: This article by Chris Mays was first published in the Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 12, 2017. BRATTLEBORO — Ending its legal battle with NextSun Energy, the town is now entering into a net-metering agreement with a different solar company. Brattleboro will join other local municipalities and school districts in purchasing net-metering credits from […]

Feds start review of Vermont Yankee sale

A public meeting will be held at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The agency has no plans to hold a meeting in Vermont.

Scott hails solar firm as part of job-creating energy effort

The governor reiterated his support for the state’s renewable energy goals during an event promoting a new type of solar installation.

State pushes to reduce pipeline’s effect on gas rates

Hearings on Vermont Gas Systems’ rates for the current year have concluded, but a ruling isn’t expected until March on whether to include certain contested costs.

Scott urged to support ‘green’ energy initiatives

Sixteen organizations signed a letter urging the governor to support renewable energy projects.

UPDATED: Tierney to be next Public Service Department commissioner

Michael Levine will be the next Health Department commissioner. Rob Ide continues on at DMV. Melissa Bailey will take over the Department of Mental Health.

Russian link to malware on Burlington Electric Department computer now in question

The Washington Post said it received bad information from anonymous authorities who leaked to them “without having all the facts.”

Former state regulator now an Entergy ally

Some activists are concerned that a former state commissioner could exert undue influence as an attorney supporting the sale of Vermont Yankee.

Russians penetrated Burlington Electric Department computer

The malware was found on a laptop computer not connected to the electric grid.

Middlebury College achieves carbon neutral status

The college has significantly reduced the use of heating oil on campus.

Shumlin: Vermont better off without nuclear plant

As he leaves office, Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state is successfully moving on from the Vermont Yankee era both in terms of economic development and energy policy. But some don’t see it that way.

Swanton wind project developers to go before public

Developers of a proposed seven-turbine wind project in Swanton will respond in person to questions from the public at a workshop Jan. 3, according to a Public Service Board order. The workshop is not meant to give the developers — Travis and Ashley Belisle, of St. Albans — an opportunity to advocate for the project, […]