Renewable Energy

Decision on turbine noise rules delayed as PSB bends

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.

Norwich Solar Technologies and Upper Valley Aquatic Center take on project

News Release — Norwich Solar Technologies June 21, 2017 Contact: Steve Snyder (802) 359-7406 NorwichSolar.com Norwich Solar Technologies and Upper Valley Aquatic Center Solar Project Powers Up White River Junction— The Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC) and Norwich Solar Technologies (NST) have completed the commissioning of a 500-kilowatt solar project just down the road in […]

Rock Art Brewery toasts Vermont’s first solar-powered beer

News Release — SunCommon June 22, 2017 Contact: Emily McManamy 802.882.8653 [email protected] SunCommon helps brewery fully offset electricity with solar WHAT: Rock Art Brewery unveils Vermont’s first solar-powered beer, Sun Rocked IPA, as a toast to the 20-year-old brewery reaching a new milestone: going solar. SunCommon of Waterbury helped Rock Art Brewery of Morrisville become […]

Vermont leaders ask Congress to support environmental progress

News Release — Nature Conservancy in Vermont June 21, 2017 Contact: Eve Frankel 802.595.5000 Vermont Leaders Visit Capitol Hill to Ask Congress to Support Conservation, Science and Clean Energy Nature Conservancy Volunteer Leaders Serve as “Voices for Nature” June 21, 2017 — The Nature Conservancy in Vermont and volunteer leaders from Vermont’s business, policy and […]

Vermont leaders vow to step into breach on climate goals

With the U.S. out of the Paris accord, a coalition of businesses, nonprofits and government leaders is pledging to act.

Power import plan runs into grid capacity limits

A plan to bring electricity through Vermont to southern New England is hitting a snag: There isn’t enough room on the grid. That could require in-state renewable generators like Lowell to cut output.

DPS criticizes noise monitoring plan for wind project

Among other things, the Department of Public Service wants the state, not the developer, to choose the contractor that will measure compliance with noise limits.

Vermont Clean Energy Report Signals Opportunities for Job Growth

News Release — Renewable Energy Vermont June 19, 2017 Contact: Austin Davis 802-229-0099 [email protected] @re_vermont The 4th annual Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report (VCEIR) released today by the Department of Public Service underscores the importance of Vermont’s climate economy as a “promising source of economic growth and employment opportunity.” Overall, the clean energy sector saw […]

PSB rejects call for Deerfield Wind project halt

The developer says it will now comply with DMV registration for construction vehicles traveling on the road. But the board said registration doesn’t qualify as a “necessary permit.”

Dennis Hendy: Information on industrial wind turbines

The trend has been larger turbines in closer proximity to people. This is why setbacks are so important.

Dick McCormack & Mary Sullivan: Climate accord withdrawal a bad deal for state

The president’s retreat threatens our economy, endangers our health and could permanently alter the landscape that nourishes our bodies and souls.

Renewables, efficiency will gain steam, say energy execs

Efforts to boost conservation and renewable energy will succeed despite opposition from President Trump and Congress, said Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell and others at a conference.

Sandy Wilbur: PSB wind turbine rules are sensible

Our most precious Vermont resources are not intermittent wind, but the mountains of Vermont.

Weinberger Affirms Burlington’s Commitment to Paris Agreement

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger June 5, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Mayor Weinberger Joins Open Letter to International Community and Parties to the Paris Agreement Stating “We Are Still In;” Affirms City of Burlington’s Commitment to Paris Agreement Goals Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement announcing he has joined […]