VTDigger: Final energy bill passes, minus renewable portfolio standard

May 05, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VTDigger.   This year’s energy bill passed Friday afternoon after weeks of uncertainty.

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WCAX: Vt lawmakers weigh GMP-CVPS merger

Apr 27, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from WCAX.   MONTPELIER, Vt. – This was a debate the governor and the legislative leadership would have preferred did not happen, but it did. It centered around $21 million all tied up in a big merger between Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power.

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Rutland Herald: Committee reviews solar plan

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   City aldermen questioned the details of a proposed solar power project Wednesday.

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Rutland Herald: Sides put it all on the line in utility merger arguments

Apr 25, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   MONTPELIER — As state regulators on the Vermont Public Service Board prepare to decide the merits of a politically explosive, $700 million utility merger, two opponents in the case — Green Mountain Power and AARP — squared off in documents submitted to the board Monday that form their most comprehensive […]

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Rutland Herald: Environmental group takes forest service to court over wind turbines

Apr 17, 2012 1 Comment by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   A local environmental group, Vermonters for a Clean Environment, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court asking that the U.S. Forest Service be prohibited from issuing a special permit for the construction of an electricity generation plant using 15 wind turbines in Readsboro and Searsburg.

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Times Argus: Cow Power is in search of more customers

Apr 16, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Times Argus.   With energy costs on the rise, renewable energy has received a fair amount of attention lately — from wind and solar power to electric cars.

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VTDigger: CVPS, Green Mountain Power merger will result in 116 job losses over five years

Apr 11, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VTDigger.   The merger of Green Mountain Power and Central Vermont Public Service will result in the elimination of about 116 positions through attrition and retirements over the next five years, according to a document submitted to the Public Service Board from the utilities.

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VPR: Senators Question Utility Refund Deal

Apr 06, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VPR. [audio:http://tranquil-dolls.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/spot-0405-6d.mp3] (Host) State senators are becoming increasingly skeptical of a utility merger agreement that they say fails to adequately reimburse ratepayers.

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