renewable portfolio standards

Administration prepared to scrap SPEED program

The Department of Public Service says a system such as a renewable portfolio standard would better meet the state’s energy goals than the current voluntary system.

Vermont utilities could lose millions of dollars in energy credits

The Vermont Legislature looks to set a renewable portfolio standard that would establish by law how much electricity generated from wind, solar and other renewable resources utilities must sell to customers.

Hallquist: Legislators need deeper understanding of renewable energy credits

To meet the current legislative proposal given current market conditions, utilities will simply buy power from gas-fired sources and RECs from other states like Connecticut or Massachusetts instead of more expensive in-state renewable energy.

McDonald: One step closer to climate leadership

As climate advocates, it’s important for us to understand the weak points in this legislation, to suggest ways that it can be strengthened, and to get involved in making visionary climate policy a reality.