Burlington Free Press: In Vermont wind debate, the breeze stiffens

Jun 08, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Burlington Free Press.   NEWARK — Word first came to this North­east Kingdom hill town on March 7. The eyes of a New Hampshire wind energy company had alighted on the Hawk Rock ridgeline.

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Burlington Free Press: Path for turbine wind projects not getting any easier in Vermont

Jun 07, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Burlington Free Press.   NEWARK — Word first came to this North­east Kingdom hill town on March 7. The eyes of a New Hampshire wind energy company had alighted on the Hawk Rock ridgeline.

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VTDigger: House Speaker rejects proposal for CVPS windfall payback to ratepayers

Mar 22, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VTDigger.   House Speaker Shap Smith put the kibosh on an amendment on Wednesday that would have prevented the Vermont Public Service Board from approving the merger of Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power unless it required CVPS to pay back ratepayers $21 million.

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Seven Days: Monopoly Board

Feb 15, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Seven Days.   Confirmation hearings don’t normally draw a crowd — not in Vermont, anyway.

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Seven Days Blog: VELCO Question Leads to Showdown in Vermont Senate

Feb 14, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Seven Days Blog.   A routine budget bill led to some drama on the Senate floor yesterday in Montpelier.

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VTDigger: Illuzzi maneuvers power bill through Senate

Feb 10, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VTDigger.   What do transmission lines and the mid-year budget correction bill have in common?

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VTDigger: Testimony shows rifts in Green Mountain Power, CVPS merger proceeding

Jan 27, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VTDigger.   Municipal and cooperative utilities are concerned about who will control the state’s transmission utility — Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) — should the state’s two largest utilities merge.

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Seven Days: Fight the Power

Dec 21, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted from Seven Days.   With 2011 coming to a close, several major policy questions remain unanswered: Will Vermont Yankee close? Can Vermont launch a single-payer health care system? Will Gov. Peter Shumlin ever visit Dominica again?

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