Vernon’s Planning and Economic Development Commission wants the property to be available for redevelopment. Officials aren’t interested in seeing an “undeveloped nature preserve.”
The Vermont Public Service Department says NorthStar Group Services wants to blast a radiologically contaminated building. But NorthStar denies that, and federal regulators say they have no record of such a plan.
The subsidiary of California-based automobile concern Tesla, Inc. did not get seek permits for installations.
Customers who opt to pay a premium will help underwrite the cost. The company had to come up with the plan as a condition of the permit for its recently completed pipeline extension.
The would-be buyer of Vermont Yankee has agreed to talks in an effort to address the tribe’s worries about excavation, cleanup and restoration of part of its ancestral homeland.
Federal funding is critical to the heating assistance program in Vermont. Currently, Vermont relies entirely on federal dollars for the program — there is no state appropriation.
A Connecticut company is proposing 20-megawatt installations in Bennington, Rutland and Windham counties. Only one array that large has been approved in Vermont, but it hasn’t been built.
The Public Utility Commission says Entergy can downsize the plant’s protected area by nearly 90 percent. The commission overruled concerns raised by the New England Coalition.
Vermont Electric Cooperative’s Christine Hallquist says she supports renewable energy, but doesn’t want her customers to shoulder a disproportionate share of the cost of bringing it onto the grid.
Entergy and NorthStar, which wants to buy the Vernon plant, are seeking to keep detailed financial information confidential. The Public Utility Commission is reviewing the matter.
The consultant Entergy hired to look for nonradiological contaminants such as oil or PCBs didn’t do any testing or soil sampling. State officials say a more thorough assessment is needed.
The Vermont Supreme Court says utility regulators set a tighter deadline than they should have during their review.
Vermont has received almost $15 million from the program since its inception in 2009. Most of that money has gone to Efficiency Vermont.
Solar installers are buying up panels ahead of a possible tariff decision.