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This Week: VEC Worried About Wind, PACE in Cavendish, S. 30 in HNRE, Opinions & More…

Apr 12, 2013 No Comments by

Utility-scale wind continues to make news in the NEK as utility operators grapple with its implications. Last week, Vermont Electric Cooperative head David Hallquist said his utility would oppose further wind projects in the NEK because grid constraints are forcing operators to curtail operations at the Lowell and Sheffield wind projects. He said his position was because, “The more […]

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This Week: S. 30 Passes Senate, Solar Growth, Opinions & More…

Mar 29, 2013 No Comments by

Great news! S. 30 passed the Senate yesterday with a voice vote. The bill will now move on to the House.

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This Week: Urgency of S. 30, Energy Events, Solar, Opinions & More…

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments by

The energy development bill S. 30 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee today and looks to be headed to a vote in the full Senate next week. The bill is worthy of your support because it:          

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This Week: Town Meeting Results, Wind and Biomass Opinions, S. 30 Action & More…

Mar 08, 2013 No Comments by

Several Vermont towns addressed renewable energy projects this week during Town Meeting Day. The Burlington Free Press reported that Newark, Lowell, and Grafton all had wind related issues on the agenda. 

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This Week: S. 30 Moves On, Biomass Makes News, Solar Projects Galore & More…

Mar 01, 2013 No Comments by

S. 30, the bill that makes important changes to the way utility-scale wind projects would be permitted in Vermont, moved out of the Senate Finance Committee today and on to Senate Appropriations. Over the next couple of weeks it will make its way to a vote in the Senate. This bill does not include a […]

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This Week: Wind Moratorium Introduced, Windham MET Towers, Action Opportunities & More…

Jan 05, 2013 No Comments by

On Thursday Senators Benning and Hartwell introduced legislation at a press conference that would place a moratorium on further utility-scale wind development in Vermont.

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This Week: Thank You, Wind Moratorium, Grandpa’s Knob, VEC Vote & More…

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments by

A big thank you to everyone that donated to our “Hire a Lobbyist” fundraising campaign. We saw a great response to our email last week and we are almost there! It is super important that we raise money to hire a lobbyist to represent our members this session.

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This Week: Georgia Fines, Brandon Heating, Braithwaite Case Dropped & More…

Dec 07, 2012 No Comments by

Last December Chris Braithwaite, a reporter and publisher at the Barton Chronicle was arrested at the Lowell wind power site. His arrest came at the same time six Vermonters protesting the project were arrested.

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