VT Digger: Tensions rise as credits for solar cut into utility budgets; VEC is the third utility to hit 4 percent cap

Jul 11, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the VT Digger. By Andrew Stein. July 10, 2013. Follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewcstein A rift is forming between Vermont’s burgeoning solar industry and some of the state’s smaller utilities.

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This Week: Thank You, Wind Moratorium, Grandpa’s Knob, VEC Vote & More…

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments by

A big thank you to everyone that donated to our “Hire a Lobbyist” fundraising campaign. We saw a great response to our email last week and we are almost there! It is super important that we raise money to hire a lobbyist to represent our members this session.

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Newport Daily Express: VEC Considers Big Wind Moratorium

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Newport Daily Express. BY LAURA CARPENTER ORLEANS COUNTY – Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is considering a moratorium on industrial wind projects. Dave Hallquist, the CEO of VEC, said in an interview Thursday that if the board of directors decides on the moratorium, it should include solar as well to prevent driving […]

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CTV: On Your Side: Border towns may split over wind turbine plan

May 04, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from CTV.   Lynda and Terry Hartley are born and bred Townshippers.   Over the past 24 years they’ve raised a family of six in their Stanstead home, in spitting distance of neighbours across the border in Derby Line, VT.

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VTDigger: Hallquist: Legislators need deeper understanding of renewable energy credits

Apr 29, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VTDigger.   Editor’s note: This op-ed is by David Hallquist, CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative.   As CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, I am concerned that the Vermont Legislature is heading down a road to create mandates for renewable power adoption without understanding the physics of the power grid and while ignoring the […]

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VTDigger: Neighbors challenge Goddard College wood chip heating system

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments

Reposted from VTDigger.   A proposed wood chip heating system at Goddard College has a group of Plainfield neighbors feeling burned.

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Newport Daily Express: Developer Fields More Questions on Derby Wind Project

Jan 13, 2012 No Comments

Reposted from Newport Daily Express.   DERBY – The developer of the Derby wind project provided an update Monday at the Derby Select Board’s regular meeting.

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VTDigger: Kreis: The ugliness on Lowell Mountain

Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

Reposted from VTDigger.   Editor’s note: Donald M. Kreis is associate director, and assistant professor of law, at the Institute of Energy and the Environment of Vermont Law School. He also serves on the board of the Vermont Journalism Trust, parent organization of VTDigger.org.

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