This Week: RPS Bill, Wind Wise Radio, Biomass Debate, and More…

Feb 24, 2012 No Comments by

On Sunday night at 7PM I’ll be appearing along with Steve Wright and Geoff Goll on a new radio show called Wind Wise Radio. The show is produced live online and encourages people to call-in.

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This Week: VELCO Debate, Derby Hearing, Fair Haven Permit and More…

Feb 17, 2012 1 Comment by

This week saw continued State House debate about the future Vermont’s transmission infrastructure company VELCO as a group of Senators continued to push for the State to study whether it might make sense to acquire the operation. 

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This Week: Biomass Heats Up, Derby & Lowell Wind News, and More

Dec 30, 2011 No Comments by

This week two biomass projects were reported as “still in the works.” In Fair Haven, theRutland Herald reported that Beaver Wood Energy is working their way through the permitting process, and is expecting to continue the Section 248 process in January. In North Springfield, Winstanley Enterprises announced in a press release that they had just filed to […]

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This Week: Fall Events, CEP Comments, Fair Haven and More – 10/7/11

Oct 07, 2011 No Comments by

Energize Vermont is hosting or participating in three events this coming week. I’ll be at all of them and would love to see you there. Tuesday & Wednesday: Renewable Energy Vermont Conference – Burlington, VT Wednesday Night: Speaker Series: Wind in VT: What You Need to Know – 6PM – Burlington, VT Thursday Night: Steven Strong Presentation at Green […]

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Seven Days: Renewable or Retrograde? A Biomass Plant Proposed for Fair Haven Sparks Controversy

Oct 06, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted from Seven Days.   BY ANDY BROMAGE [10.05.11]   Is biomass energy “carbon neutral,” as some proponents claim? That’s a key question confronting environment-concerned Vermonters as a proposed wood-burning power plant moves closer to final approval in Fair Haven. On September 15, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources granted Massachusetts-based Beaver Wood Energy a […]

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Rutland Herald: Fair Haven pellet plant project back on track

Sep 26, 2011 No Comments

Reposted here from the Rutland Herald. By Lucia Suarez STAFF WRITER – Published: September 24, 2011   FAIR HAVEN — Contractors for a proposed biomass plant and wood pellet manufacturing facility in Fair Haven said permitting applications for the project are back on track after Beaver Wood Energy closed financial deals to cover additional permit […]

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VTDigger: Biomass: A sustainable, but “never carbon neutral” resource

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

Reposted here from VTDigger. As farmers have abandoned fields over the last 150 years, Vermont’s landscape has dramatically shifted from a largely agricultural terrain to forests that now blanket three-quarters of the state.

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Rutland Herald Editorial: An energy future

Jun 22, 2011 No Comments

Reposted here from the Rutland Herald. Published: June 22, 2011   The idea of a self-sufficiently, locally based economy has wide appeal among Vermonters, some of whom came to a forum on energy in Rutland last week to urge greater reliance on locally produced energy.

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