This Week: PUP Launches, Statehouse Update, Siting Commission Final Report, and More…

May 10, 2013 No Comments by

Last week I sent you an email alerting you to the launch of our Power Up Program, or PUP for short. Through PUP we are providing homeowners with the option to purchase solar systems at rates similar to their existing monthly utility bill. We’re doing this by combining the power of net-metering, group buying, and low […]

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This Week: S. 30 Passes House, Wind Health Testimony, Seneca MET Towers, Solar Projects, & More…

Apr 26, 2013 No Comments by

The big news this week is that S. 30, the bill introduced as a moratorium on utility-scale wind development,passed the House. The House version differs substantially from the Senate version. It calls for the Natural Resource and Energy Committees from both the Senate and House to meet over the summer to discuss the Siting Commission’s recommendations. Now […]

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VPR: Energy Bill Reduced To Study, Moratorium Gone

Apr 25, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from VPR. Legislation that began with a proposed moratorium on wind development has been whittled down to a legislative review of how all electric generation projects are sited.

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Times Argus: No freeze on wind projects, but greater voice for towns

Apr 25, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the Times Argus. MONTPELIER — Opponents of mountaintop wind power development won’t get the three-year moratorium they sought at the outset of the 2013 legislative session.

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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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Burlington Free Press: Energy bill leaves Senate without another fight

Mar 29, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from the Burlington Free Press. MONTPELIER — The Senate voted Thursday to send the pared-down energy bill to the House without any of the fight that had surrounded the issue two days earlier.

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VTDigger: S.30, energy siting bill, to get limited airing in House Natural Resources

Mar 29, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from A stripped-down version of S.30 sailed smoothly through the Senate on Thursday, and now it’s headed to a skeptical House committee.

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Mar 25, 2013 No Comments

Reposted here from 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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