VTDigger: Flory: Shumlin’s energy proposal puts planning before the facts

Oct 06, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted from vtdigger.org. This op-ed is by state Sen. Peg Flory, R-Rutland, a resident of Pittsford.   If the Shumlin Administration gets its way, Vermonters will soon be paying more for energy and sending energy jobs and money to other states and Canada. And the power will be dirtier, particularly in the near term.

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Rutland Herald: AP: Vt. nuke plant had past radioactive releases

Aug 05, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted from the Rutland Herald.  By DAVE GRAM The Associated Press – Published: August 5, 2011   MONTPELIER — The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant reported releases of a radioactive substance into the environment several times in the years immediately after the plant’s current owner bought it in 2002, an Associated Press review of Nuclear Regulatory […]

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Rutland Herald: Entergy orders fuel for Yankee

Jul 26, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Rutland Herald. By SUSAN SMALLHEER Staff Writer – Published: July 26, 2011   Entergy Corp. has placed a $65 million bet on the future of its Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.   The company announced Monday that its board of directors approved the purchase of the fuel, setting the stage for Yankee’s […]

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Rutland Herald: Entergy lawsuit vs. state goes to court

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments by

By SUSAN SMALLHEER Staff Writer – Published: June 24, 2011   BRATTLEBORO — Vermont legislators have a not-so-secret wish to control safety issues at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, and the laws they passed are unconstitutional, an attorney for Entergy Corp. said Thursday.

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Video: Green Mountain Power to buy electricity from Seabrook nuclear power plant

May 24, 2011 No Comments by

Tuesday morning May 24th Green Mountain Power announced they finalized an agreement to purchase 60MW of power from the NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear plant. Below is the video from the press conference.

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AP: Vt. utility to buy power from NH’s Seabrook

May 24, 2011 No Comments

Reposted here from Boston.com. SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.—Vermont’s second-largest electric utility has reached a tentative deal to buy power from the Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire for 23 years, officials from Green Mountain Power announced Tuesday.

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Burlington Free Press: Vermont Electric Cooperative board rejects deal with Vermont Yankee

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

Reposted here from the Burlington Free Press.   JOHNSON — Eleven board members sat at a table and heard each side make its case Tuesday afternoon. Then, like a jury, the Vermont Electric Cooperative Inc. board voted.   The verdict: No contract with Vermont Yankee.

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Rutland Herald: Better idea for renewable energy

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

Reposted from the Rutland Herald. JOHN MCCLAUGHRY – Published: April 20, 2011 The long-running saga of Vermont’s “clean energy” subsidies took another interesting turn last week, featuring the duo who gave us last summer’s distasteful rent seeking exhibition, Peter Shumlin and David Blittersdorf.

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