VTDigger: Critic says utilities sell renewable energy credits out of state, double count value of “green” electricity

Jan 13, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VTDigger.   In legislative committees on natural resources and energy this session all the buzz is about two bills that would require mandatory renewable portfolio standards.

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Brattleboro Reformer: Hydro projects clear final hurdle before licensing

Jan 08, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Brattleboro Reformer. TOWNSHEND — The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a draft environmental assessment last month on two proposed hydroelectric facilities along the West River, providing a straightforward construction path for the renewable energy projects.

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Bennington Banner: Stamford site eyed for large solar project

Nov 16, 2011 No Comments by

KEITH WHITCOMB JR.   Staff Writer   STAMFORD — A plot of land off Sumner Road could play host to a 2.2-megawatt solar array.

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Burlington Free Press: Renewable energy policy is an expensive illusion

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted from Burlington Free Press. Opinion By Kevin Jones from Vermont Law School. The development of wind power along Vermont’s ridgelines has divided Vermonters in a way development issues do not normally split environmentalists. Is Green Mountain Power’s Kingdom Community Wind Project planned for Lowell Mountain really a needed investment in our local quest to […]

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Rutland Herald Opinion: State’s misguided energy policy

Jul 21, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Rutland Herald.   The recent Vermont Electric Cooperative public discussions on their need for a transmission upgrade have revealed a startling fact. Green Mountain Power (GMP) considered an option that only costs 1 cent more per kwh to generate renewable electricity and did not damage four miles of a 450-million-year old […]

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Rutland Herald Opinion: Energy policy is flawed

Jun 22, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Rutland Herald. Published: June 22, 2011   I am glad that the Vermont Department of Public Service came to Rutland for input on a new state energy plan (Rutland Herald, June 18), but our legislators and state government leaders should first acknowledge that our state renewable energy policy (the Vermont SPEED […]

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VPR: State Approves West River Hydro Projects

May 31, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted here from VPR. Monday, 05/30/11 6:34am Susan Keese – Manchester, VT (Host) Proposals to make hydro-electric power at the West River dams in Townshend and Jamaica have been approved by the state.

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Brattleboro Reformer: Committee takes up energy bill

Feb 07, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted from the Brattleboro Reformer. By CHRIS GAROFOLO / Reformer Staff BRATTLEBORO — The House Natural Resources and Energy Committee is reviewing the annual energy bill, the language of which has potentially serious consequences for Vermont ratepayers.

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