Reposted here from the Rutland Herald. “Making a charade of democracy” is the headline in the Feb.17 Rutland Herald in the commentary by Jon Mach, chairman of the Newfane Select Board. While this is in reference to the telecommunications corporations, it is also true of other energy corporations such as the biomass plants like the […]
Reposted from Rutland Herald. SPRINGFIELD — The North Springfield Sustainable Energy Project does not help meet the state’s energy needs or contribute to the state’s renewable energy goals, according to the director of energy policy and planning for the Department of Public Service.
Governor Shumlin’s recently created Vermont Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission held its first meeting Wednesday afternoon. The meeting featured administration officials talking about various aspects of the existing policy and also some comments from the public about their struggles with the process.
Reposted from The Times Argus. By RANDALL SUSMAN Gov. Shumlin and Sen. Brock took opposite sides in the recent debate on Vermont’s energy future in Burlington. Gov. Shumlin is, and has been, an outspoken advocate for curbing greenhouse gases. On July 7, the governor and leaders in the Northeast and Canada pledged to work to […]
***EVENT NOTICES*** Middlebury College will host a panel discussion on the future of wind energy in Vermont on this Tuesday October 9th, from 7-9 pm. Panelists will include Paul Burns (Director of VPIRG), Ginny Lyons (Chair of the Senate Energy Committee), and Lukas Snelling (Director of Energize Vermont).
There was a lot of news this week covering the unrest surrounding utility-scale wind projects in the state. VPR featured the issue throughout the week, including a Vermont Edition episode where I appeared as a guest, a piece by Jon Dillon examining the money and division involved in these projects, and coverage of the opposition to the Grandpa’s Knob […]