Inaccurate data could cause Vermont to miss out on millions of dollars in funding, state officials say.
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Peter Sterling: Vermont’s dirty secret: State government is anti-renewable energy
Vermonters need a state government that truly leads the fight to stop climate change by removing barriers to electricity from clean, safe, reliable and affordable in-state renewables like solar and wind power.
Planned FirstNet towers stumble this year, but officials confident in AT&T
Of the eight new towers AT&T has proposed to the state Public Utility Commission since January as part of its FirstNet contract, only one has been approved and four have been nixed for now.
Help for overdue utility bills expanded to include water and sewer charges
The message to Vermonters: “Take advantage now and take advantage quickly. We don’t know if and when this money may run out. We don’t know if it will be extended, if there will be another relief bill. This is your chance.”
House approves $95 million broadband and housing aid package
The latest round of aid comes as lawmakers are racing to spend the majority of the $1.25 billion the state has received in federal Covid-19 assistance.
State stepping up broadband efforts as feds mull the same
Legislators on Tuesday probed details of a new state plan to expand internet access amid the Covid-19 crisis.
Verizon’s Halloween outage in Burlington remains unexplained 10 days later
An optical fiber was cut when a bridge washed out between South Burlington and Williston. But that doesn’t explain why 26 of Verizon’s cell towers were knocked offline.
Renewable energy trade scheme comes under scrutiny
Vermont utilities buy and sell the credits to meet renewable energy requirements and to manage rates. But some argue that it's not right for the premium credits from in-state generation to be sold out of state.
Regulators maintain Efficiency Vermont structure, tweak budget review process
The changes come as regulators and policymakers are seeking to adjust the scope of the state’s efficiency utilities.
Scott proposes new fee on renewable energy projects to fund utility regulators
The administration has proposed an application fee ranging from $100 on smaller renewable projects to thousands of dollars for larger projects, which the renewable energy industry says could further cool growth.
Vermont Yankee sale to NorthStar generates new questions
State officials and a citizens advisory panel are discussing how to best review and report on the decommissioning of the former Vernon nuclear power plant.
Court ruling shields telecoms, utilities from scrutiny
Annual reports filed to the Department of Public Service by utilities and telecommunications companies are exempt from release under the state’s public records law because they are essentially tax returns, Judge Mary Miles Teachout ruled.
Department of Public Service to hold public hearings on final draft of 2018 telecommunications plan
News Release -- Department of Public Service December 7, 2018 Contact: Clay Purvis, Telecommunications Director (802) 371-9655 Clay.Purvis@vermont.gov Montpelier - The Department of Public Service will hold public hearings to gather public input on the final draft of the 2018 Vermont Telecommunications Plan. The Plan addresses the major ongoing developments in the telecommunications industry, including broadband […]
Public Service Department seeks public comment for Consolidated Communications service quality investigation
News Release --Vermont Department of Public Service November 19, 2018 Contact: James Porter, Public Advocate (802) 828-4003 James.Porter@vermont.gov Montpelier—The Vermont Department of Public Service seeks public comments regarding the Vermont Public Utility Commission’s investigation into Consolidated Communications, Inc.’s compliance with service quality standards for retail customers of telecommunications services. The Public Utility Commission has scheduled […]