At 4:50 a.m., I was on a Greyhound to Montreal on the way to the annual meeting of shareholders for Valener, an investment firm that owns 29 percent of Gaz Metro, which in turn owns Vermont Gas.
Energy leaders meeting in Boston last week said the New England states need to make it easier to build infrastructure to bring in more natural gas and get more renewable power from Canada if they want to control prices and meet green energy goals.
Steve Wark’s recent purported “simple but powerful formula,” “Phase I + Phase II = Rutland,” is not a formula at all.
With the PSB deciding this week whether to reconsider the costs and benefits of the project, time is running out for Vermonters to digest the disastrous details of escalating costs and imaginary benefits of moving forward with the project.
Two members of the group Rising Tide Vermont were arrested Tuesday after locking their necks together in an attempt to stop work on a natural gas pipeline project in Williston.
Whose interests should predominate? Those of private landowners unwilling to sell easements that would enable the pipeline to cross their properties? Or is there a “public use” for which there is a “necessity,” and the sale of easements should be forced upon these landowners?
A Canadian company and a Tennessee company desire to increase their profits, but at what cost, to whom?
After a history of environmental stewardship, Canada has gone increasingly mad for oil and gas exploitation.
Gobbling up the lion’s share of the state’s electric market did not come without a fair share of clamor.
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.
According to its statement, with the Vermont utilities, Gaz Metro’s assets are now valued at close to $5 billion.
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.
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VELCO uses a 50/50 debt-to-equity ratio to fund projects. The $120 million bond will allow for $240 million in upgrades.