The Public Service Board will get a new name July 1, when it will become Vermont’s Public Utility Commission. The board is a three-person quasi-judicial body that regulates the state’s utility providers, including electric, gas, telecommunications and private water companies. The board also oversees regulations on new and existing energy plants, such as hydroelectric dams, […]
The Public Service Board has offered to ditch a requirement that turbines be a certain distance from homes. The board suggested it would defer to concerns raised by lawmakers and others.
Legislators must see that unreasonable sound levels and arbitrary setback restrictions in the proposed rule will prevent the use of wind technology in our state.
The long-running debate over sound from wind turbines got a hearing Thursday before a legislative committee reviewing changes to sound limits sought by the Public Service Board.
Our most precious Vermont resources are not intermittent wind, but the mountains of Vermont.
Wind energy has been politicized, with erroneous claims and fear mongering taking the place of fact based science.
We can’t get to broad use of green energy unless wind is part of the mix.
A decision affecting the future of wind power in Vermont needs to compare the impacts of wind with those of other forms of energy production.
Setting the lowest wind power sound limit in the nation and an arbitrary setback distance is going to make it nearly impossible to site a wind project in Vermont.
(This story by Ed Damon was published in the Bennington Banner on May 16, 2017.) ENNINGTON — The developer behind a proposed solar facility that had a state permit and a series of motions denied by state utility regulators is appealing those decisions to the Vermont Supreme Court. The 2.0 megawatt Chelsea Solar project is […]
Some say tougher standards are necessary to protect health and even lives, while wind supporters say the concerns are unfounded and the proposed limits would kill the industry.
If Vermont is to continue to lead the nation in forward thinking, and if we truly want to be energy independent, we need the mixture of energy technology that wind and solar provide.
The proposed limits are unreasonably restrictive, and if enacted, would serve as a virtual ban on the future development of wind power in our state.
The New England Coalition claims the proposed buyer of the Vernon nuclear plant is trying to renege on previous orders issued by the state Public Service Board.