Bennington Banner: Board to allow out-of-state participation in biomass process

Jan 20, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Bennington Banner. KEITH WHITCOMB JR., Staff Writer Posted: 01/20/2011 02:11:15 PM EST POWNAL – The Vermont Public Service Board issued an order Wednesday granting a number of entities, including some in Massachusetts, participation in permit hearings on a proposed 29.5-megawatt biomass facility at the former Green Mountain Race Track.

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Rutland Herald: Beaver Wood makes case to state

Jan 16, 2011 No Comments by

This article is reposted here from the January 15th edition of the Rutland Herald. By Patrick McArdle STAFF WRITER – Published: January 15, 2011 POWNAL — Beaver Wood Energy made its case to the state this week on why the company believes each of its requests, to build wood-fueled electricity-generation plants and related wood pellet […]

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Berkshire Eagle: Beaver Woods’ worrisome Bechtel connection

Jan 12, 2011 No Comments by

This letter to the editor is reposted here from the Berkshire Eagle. Despite being denied its petition to break ground at the end of December, Beaver Wood Energy, the company proposing to build a wood-burning biomass plant on the former racetrack site in Pownal, has by no means given up on its plans.

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iBerkshires.com: Williams College To Host Second Biomass Panel

Jan 07, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from iBerkshires.com. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The biomass issue is not going away and Williams College will host a second forum in an attempt to answer residents’ questions.

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Rutland Herald: Biomass proposals delayed by jurisdiction issues

Dec 29, 2010 No Comments by

Article reposted here from the original at the Rutland Herald. By Patrick McArdle STAFF WRITER POWNAL — The permit process for two wood-fueled electricity-generation plants and related wood pellet factories in Pownal and Fair Haven will be put on hold while the state decides whether the applications should be split in half, according to an […]

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Bennington Banner: Citizens voice water concerns

Dec 24, 2010 No Comments by

The following is reposted here from the Bennington Banner. KEITH WHITCOMB JR. Bennington Banner Posted:12/15/2010 11:13:46 PM EST Wednesday December 15, 2010 POWNAL — About 70 people gathered for two hours Wednesday at the Pownal Elementary School to voice their concerns over a groundwater withdrawal permit filed by Beaver Wood Energy.

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Seven Days: Biomass Busted? Why Wood-Fired Power Is Catching Heat in Vermont

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments by

This article is reposted here from the original at Seven Days. By Andy Bromage [12.22.10] Is biomass the solution to Vermont’s energy problems or the next big threat to our health and environment? Virtually every candidate in the recent governor’s race — including Republican Brian Dubie — championed the idea of burning wood for heat […]

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Rutland Herald: Biomass project receives good and bad news

Dec 12, 2010 No Comments by

The following is reposted here from the Rutland Herald. By Lucia Suarez STAFF REPORT – Published: December 11, 2010 The Vermont Public Service Board ordered the cancellation of the technical hearing for developers of two proposed 29.5 megawatt wood-fueled biomass plants and wood pellet manufacturing facilities.

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