Vermont Public Service Board

Sarah Wolfe: A functional ban on wind power

The Public Service Board rule is unsupported by the clear weight of scientific evidence on acoustic engineering and public health.

UPDATED: New pipeline now in use, says Vermont Gas

“It’s been a big challenge,” said CEO Don Rendall. A legal action by opponents is still pending, and a federal safety agency is investigating the pipeline’s construction.

Pipeline foes press concerns about construction quality

They are asking the governor to set aside the permit from the Public Service Board. Meanwhile, a federal safety agency is looking into construction practices.

State approval clears way for sale of TransCanada dams

The Vermont Public Service Board says Great River Hydro, a subsidiary of a Boston company, can buy 13 hydroelectric stations on the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers.

Questions dominate Vermont Yankee sale discussion

Many who spoke at a meeting in Vernon want the former nuclear plant site cleaned up quickly. But they’re not yet convinced that NorthStar – the proposed buyer – can do it right.

Bennington County planners adopt roadmap for energy siting

The regional plan is one of the first to be written under a state law that aims to give locales more say in where solar, wind and other projects are built.

State approves solar array that will be Vermont’s largest

Coolidge Solar in Ludlow and Cavendish will benefit the state and not have “undue adverse impacts,” the PSB said. It will be four times the size of the biggest solar array currently operating.

State grants tribes role in Vermont Yankee sale review

The Elnu Abenaki and the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi can serve as intervenors in the Public Service Board’s review of the nuclear plant’s proposed sale.

State, Entergy spar on contamination question

Despite a detailed 2014 assessment of the Vermont Yankee site, state officials say they don’t have enough information about nonradiological contamination at the nuclear plant.

In community meetings, NorthStar makes its pitch

The company’s CEO has been talking with Windham County leaders about plans to clean up Vermont Yankee.

Public Service Department backs sale of TransCanada dams

The department says Great River Hydro’s purchase of 13 hydroelectric stations on the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers “will promote the general good of the state.”

Tribe wants say in Vermont Yankee sale

The Elnu Abenaki Tribe, saying the area sits on “culturally significant homelands,” filed to intervene in a state review of the nuclear plant’s proposed purchase.

Climate caucus seeks reconsideration of pipeline’s permit

The request comes after officials at the Public Service Department, which endorsed the project, said they act based on legislative direction.

Vermont Yankee sale review attracts a crowd

The state attorney general and Agency of Natural Resources are two of the eight entities that have requested permission to intervene as the Vermont Public Service Board scrutinizes plans to sell the nuclear plant to a New York company.