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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Rutland Herald: Two more solar projects planned for city

Nov 08, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the Rutland Herald. By Gordon Dritschilo. November 7, 2013. Two undeveloped land parcels will add more than 3 megawatts to Rutland’s solar capacity under projects proposed by a Boston-based developer.

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VPR: Lawmakers Weigh Local Control Vs. State Energy Needs

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from VPR. By John Dillon. October 30, 2013. Vermont lawmakers are struggling with how best to give local communities a voice when big energy projects are planned for their towns.

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Seven Days: Too Much of a Good Thing? Inside Vermont’s Solar Standoff

Oct 10, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Seven Days. By Kathryn Flagg. October 9, 2013. Vermonters have embraced renewable power faster and with more gusto than anyone in the state ever anticipated. That’s brought increased energy independence to some but ironically has put others in “a bit of a purgatory,” as one solar installer describes it.

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Rutland Herald: Rutland Town to take stand against solar

Oct 10, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the Rutland Hearld. By Courtney Parker. October 10, 2013. In response to a sudden influx of solar project proposals, Rutland Town has decided to amend the town plan with a new regulation for large solar panels. 

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Vermont Biz: Vermont Electric Co-op seeks approval to resume net metering

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from Vermont Biz. October 2, 2013. Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) filed a tariff request with the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) Tuesday seeking approval to resume net metering installations. But Renewable Energy Vermont opposes the new VEC plan. Net metering enables consumers to generate renewable electricity and receive credits to offset electric utility bills. 

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Burlington Free Press: Vermont lawmakers voice concerns on energy siting

Sep 26, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from the Burlington Free Press. By Dave Gram. September 25, 2013. MONTPELIER

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Rutland Herald: Vt. turning to solar power for state buildings

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from the Rutland Herald. By Wilson Ring. September 12, 2013. MONTPELIER — Vermont is going to use solar power to run 10 state office buildings, including all seven of its prisons, officials said Wednesday.

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