Rutland Herald Opinion: Biomass project skirts democracy

Mar 08, 2013 No Comments by

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 […]

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Rutland Herald: Wood-fired plan still lacking power contract

Mar 01, 2013 No Comments by

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.

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This Week: Siting Commission Meeting, Rutland Solar, Opinions & More…

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments by

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.

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Times Argus Opinion: Is our governor really green?

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments by

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 […]

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This Week: CPH Rally, Gov’s Siting Panel, Brighton Talk, Springfield Biomass, and More…

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments by

***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).  

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This Week: Newark Vote, CEDF Money, Biomass, Mountain Rally & More…

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments

During a special meeting on Monday night the residents of Newark voted to amend their town plan to make it clear they opposed the development of utility-scale wind in their town.

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This Week: Blittersdorf Sues, Rutland Talks Solar, PSB Reform Rally & More…

Aug 24, 2012 No Comments

This was a crazy week for wind in the press. The big news was that wind developer David Blittersdorf, the majority owner of the Georgia Mountain Community Wind project, sued neighbors of the project for being on their own land while workers were blasting.

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This Week: Charlotte Stipulation, VPR Wind Coverage, Opinions & More…

Jun 08, 2012 No Comments

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 […]

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