Update from the State House #2015-2: RESET Costs Unknown, Siting Problems Persist

Mar 06, 2015 No Comments by

H.40 Will Repeal SPEED and Enact RESET In our previous update, we described the questions of legitimacy that surround Vermont’s SPEED program. These questions resulted in the creation of H.40, a House bill that would repeal SPEED and establish a new energy program, called RESET. We noted that we support the repeal of SPEED, but […]

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VTDigger: Shumlin says renewable energy program will be good for business

May 21, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VTDigger.   Gov. Peter Shumlin touted Vermont’s progress in the renewable energy field with the signing of three bills at a small hydroelectric and solar project Friday.

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This Week: RPS, RECs, Derby Wind Fight & More…

May 04, 2012 No Comments by

After tracking the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) bill nearly the whole legislative session, it appears the bill won’t make it through this year.

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This Week: RPS Update, Merger MOU, Wind Strife & More…

Mar 30, 2012 No Comments by

After weeks of debate about how to payback the money ratepayers loaned to CVPS in the ’90s, the big news this week came when the Department of Public Service announced they had reached an agreement (MOU) with GMP and CVPS not to oppose the merger if the companies agreed to a handful of concessions.

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This Week: RPS Concerns, Merger Money, Solar for Business & More…

Mar 23, 2012 No Comments by

The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) bill passed the House this week with a vote of 91-46. The bill sets goals for the amount of renewable energy the utilities will need to purchase over the next four decades, and provides them with several options to achieve those goals.

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This Week: Derby, Deerfield, RPS, and More…

Mar 02, 2012 No Comments

Sort of slow week for renewable energy, although the usual characters made some news. Up in Derby the wind project was supposed to have a public hearing on Thursday night but it was postponed due to all the snow.

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Rutland Herald Opinion: Fixing flawed energy program

Jan 23, 2012 No Comments

Reposted here from the Rutland Herald. Published: January 22, 2012   The Shumlin administration’s recent development of a comprehensive energy plan for Vermont sets a laudable goal of attaining 90 percent of our energy from renewable resources by midcentury. Unfortunately, Vermont’s current state renewable energy policy (the Vermont SPEED program) is badly flawed. Rather than […]

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