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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Rutland Herald Editorial: Environmental Balance

Mar 18, 2013 No Comments by

Editorial from the Rutland Herald. March 17, 2013 Supporters of renewable energy, and in particular Vermont renewable energy projects, are sounding the alarm about S.30, a bill they say would make it more difficult for renewable energy projects to make it through the regulatory process.

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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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WAMC: Energy Bill Draws Critics

Mar 18, 2013 No Comments by

Click here to listen to the full story on WAMC. Legislation that began as a proposed three-year moratorium on wind development in Vermont is drawing the ire of environmental and renewable energy advocates.

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Sen. Benning Opinion: Industrial Wind, Take Three

Mar 04, 2013 No Comments by

Below is an opinion authored by State Senator Joe Benning. The only thing one can say for sure about the Vermont legislature is: nothing is for sure.  The continuing saga over industrial strength wind electric generation is the perfect example.

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This Week: S. 30 Moves On, Biomass Makes News, Solar Projects Galore & More…

Mar 01, 2013 No Comments by

S. 30, the bill that makes important changes to the way utility-scale wind projects would be permitted in Vermont, moved out of the Senate Finance Committee today and on to Senate Appropriations. Over the next couple of weeks it will make its way to a vote in the Senate. This bill does not include a […]

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Votes Approaching — Support Hartwell/Benning Bill Today

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments by

The legislation introduced by Senators Hartwell, Benning and others earlier this year is working its way through the committee process, and may be coming up for a vote by the full Senate as early as next week. The bill, S. 30, has undergone some changes, but continues to focus on making changes to the permitting […]

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Response to VPIRG: An Open Letter to Paul Burns, VPIRG Executive Director

Feb 06, 2013 No Comments by

Below is an open letter to VPIRG Executive Director Paul Burns in response to his comments on our Clean Energy Plan. You may also download this letter as a PDF.  Dear Paul, Last Thursday, Energize Vermont presented our Clean Energy Plan at the State House. Our Plan moves Vermont towards in-state renewable energy sources and […]

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