This Week: Charlotte Solar, Putney Community Solar, PSB Letters, Opinions & More…

Sep 14, 2012 No Comments by

A bunch of solar news this week, all types, from corporate to community. The Public Service Board issued a proposed decision in the Charlotte Solar permit process. The PSB recommended reducing the size of the project by 10%, bringing the total space occupied by the project to 13 acres, instead of covering the complete 15 […]

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This Week: Solar Grows, Turbines in Transit, Opinions & More…

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments by

Two solar projects made news this week. A large 2.2MW project in Sharon finished installation early in the week. The developer plans to celebrate the project’s completion and commissioning on August 11th. On Wednesday the Public Service Board approved a 139kw project in Rutland off of Woodstock Avenue. Regular readers will recall that this project generated some […]

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This Week: NVDA Vote, Windham Wind, Energy Talk, Encore Contract & More….

Jun 29, 2012 No Comments by

Three big news items this week, each seeing substantial coverage in the press. First, last night the Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) approved a 3-year moratorium on wind energy development in the Northeast Kingdom. The vote was 36-3 three in favor of the measure. Board Chairman of the planning group, Kenn Stransky, was quoted as […]

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This Week: Two More Towns Oppose Grandpa’s Knob, Seneca MET Towers, Rutland Solar, Opinions & More…

Jun 22, 2012 No Comments by

***PRESENTATION ON VERMONT’S ENERGY FUTURE*** I’ll be giving a presentation titled, “A Vermont-Scale Approach to Renewable Energy: How We Return Power to the People” Tuesday night in Springfield at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 21 Fairground Road. I’d love to see you there, and email me if you need directions. 

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This Week: 14 Wind Projects in VT, Smugs Goes Solar & More…

May 25, 2012 No Comments by

This week the folks over at VTDigger.org covered the strife around utility-scale wind in Vermont. They highlighted the many projects in the works and revealed that the state has 14 wind projects in various stages of development. For more information about the projects, check out the map at the right or click here.

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This Week: Derby Debate, Rutland Solar, Goddard Biomass & More…

May 18, 2012 No Comments by

The proposed wind turbines in Derby are still causing substantial debate. On Tuesday night the town’s select board officially voted against supporting the project, and VPR and others reported on the squabble around the project.

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This Week: Derby Goes International, Solar News, Hydro Bill & More…

May 11, 2012 2 Comments by

****We Need Your Support!**** We’re working hard to advocate for appropriate renewable energy solutions in Vermont but we can’t do it without your support. We maintain a super low overhead, but produce and distribute a lot of educational materials (like our documentary Vermonts Energy Options.) We want to do more, will you make a donation to support […]

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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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