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Degrading Our Defenses Against Climate Change

Nov 25, 2015 No Comments by

In the past few weeks, two of the architects of Governor Shumlin’s energy policies acknowledged that the policies will have no impact on climate change. They disclosed, in separate interviews, that the purpose of the policies is economic development and not climate change mitigation. They neglected to disclose that these economic development policies will actually […]

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Shove It Down Their Throats

Oct 09, 2015 No Comments by

Vermont has adopted some ambitious energy goals. The state could have engaged its communities in achieving these goals, but it did not. Instead, it has turned things over to energy developers, many of whom are running roughshod over our communities. They are poisoning the well of public opinion, turning community after community against renewable energy […]

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Update from the State House #2015-2: RESET Costs Unknown, Siting Problems Persist

Mar 06, 2015 No Comments by

H.40 Will Repeal SPEED and Enact RESET In our previous update, we described the questions of legitimacy that surround Vermont’s SPEED program. These questions resulted in the creation of H.40, a House bill that would repeal SPEED and establish a new energy program, called RESET. We noted that we support the repeal of SPEED, but […]

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Update from the State House #2015-1: H. 40/S. 51 to RESET Renewable Targets

Feb 19, 2015 No Comments by

Bill calls for renewable portfolio standard, but fails to address Vermont’s destructive energy siting practices. A bill has been introduced in both the Vermont House (H.40) and Senate (the identical bill is S.51) to repeal the much-maligned SPEED program and replace it with a new energy program called RESET.

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Commentary: The Wrong Prescription for Net Metering

Aug 17, 2014 No Comments by

The Washington Electric Cooperative recently requested permission to impose fees on its net metering members in order to assure that the net metering program would be fair to all Co-op members.

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Commentary: Vermont’s Rumsfeld Strategy

Jul 01, 2014 No Comments

In his 2004 book “Against All Enemies,” President George W. Bush’s counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke described a meeting with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that took place shortly after the 9/11 attacks. Rumsfeld complained that there were no decent targets for bombing in Afghanistan, so the United States should consider bombing Iraq, which, he said, […]

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VT Digger: Hardwick Electric Department Raises Net Metering Cap

Nov 19, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from the VT Digger. By Anne Galloway. November 19, 2013. The Hardwick Electric Department board voted on Nov. 13 to accept an additional 125 kilowatts of renewable power from small scale net metering projects or 2 percent more than the previous net metering cap, according to a press release from the utility.

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Rutland Herald: Two more solar projects planned for city

Nov 08, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from the Rutland Herald. By Gordon Dritschilo. November 7, 2013. Two undeveloped land parcels will add more than 3 megawatts to Rutland’s solar capacity under projects proposed by a Boston-based developer.

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