Archive for Biomass

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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Rutland Herald: Opinion: Biomass not a climate answer

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald. An open letter to the officers and directors of the power distribution companies of Vermont and neighboring states:

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VTDigger.org: Ewing: S.30 is a wise approach

Mar 25, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted here from VTDigger.org. Editor’s note: This op-ed is by John T. Ewing, a former chair of the Vermont Environmental Board. For many years developers have complained about Act 250 and its review of major projects – saying that it places an unreasonable burden, unnecessarily inviting citizen participation, and making it difficult to move their […]

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VTDigger.org: Smith: Respecting our communities and environment

Mar 25, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted here from VTDigger.org. Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Annette Smith, the executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, based in Derby. The hue and cry over efforts to better regulate and evaluate renewable energy development in Vermont is revealing to many Vermonters a bully mentality previously seen only by those who live in […]

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VPR: Energy Bill Splits Environmentalists Over Role Of Act 250

Mar 20, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted here from VPR. A bill that would subject renewable energy projects to more regulation has bitterly divided environmentalists.

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Rutland Herald: Bill would give towns more say on wind

Mar 18, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Rutland Herald. The Vermont Senate will debate a bill next week that would significantly change the way renewable-energy projects are reviewed by the state.

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Rutland Herald: Opinion: Wood biomass power is just too expensive

Mar 14, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald. It should come as no surprise that the North Springfield Energy Project, a project to build an industrial biomass plant in Springfield, still lacks a power contract.

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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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