Vermont’s Energy Scofflaws

Aug 18, 2015 No Comments by

Scofflaw (noun) A violator who mocks or ridicules the law. Anybody who has ever objected to a “renewable” energy project in Vermont knows that the deck is stacked in favor of energy developers—that just about any project that’s proposed, no matter how objectionable, will be approved by our Public Service Board. Yet, having the playing […]

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Update from the State House #2015-2: RESET Costs Unknown, Siting Problems Persist

Mar 06, 2015 No Comments by

H.40 Will Repeal SPEED and Enact RESET In our previous update, we described the questions of legitimacy that surround Vermont’s SPEED program. These questions resulted in the creation of H.40, a House bill that would repeal SPEED and establish a new energy program, called RESET. We noted that we support the repeal of SPEED, but […]

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Press Release: Energize Vermont Commends Call to Investigate Green Mountain Power’s Deceptive Practices

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments by

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2014 Contact: Mark Whitworth 802.424.0540 Email: Mark@energizevermont.org   Energize Vermont Commends Call to Investigate Green Mountain Power’s Deceptive Practices East Burke, Vermont—Energize Vermont commends Bruce Post, Curt McCormack, Charles Johnson and Kevin Jones for their filing of a formal petition requesting “that the Federal Trade Commission initiate an investigation […]

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Commentary: A Moral Response to Climate Change

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments by

Most Vermonters accept the scientific consensus that climate change is happening and that human activity is major contributor. Many Vermonters believe that climate change is a moral issue. Some Vermonters believe that we can reverse climate change by reducing our carbon emissions. We can’t—even if we were able to eliminate emissions completely, it would take […]

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VPR: Vote Against Wind Project Raises Questions About Future Development

Jan 15, 2014 No Comments by

Reposted from VPR. By Charlotte Albright. January 15, 2014. A vote against a wind energy project proposed for Seneca Mountain, near Island Pond, is raising questions about the developer’s next steps.

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Burlington Free Press: Groups make new case in opposing Lowell wind turbines

Dec 05, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from the Burlington Free Press. By Terri Hallenbeck. December 5, 2013. MONTPELIER — Nearly a year after the Lowell wind turbines began producing electricity, opponents were still fighting the project — this time taking their case to the state Supreme Court on Thursday.

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VPR: Eden Residents Mixed On Wind Towers

Dec 05, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from VPR. By Amy Kolb Noyes. December 5, 2013. The results of a survey taken by the Town of Eden are in and if one conclusion can be drawn, it’s that residents have mixed feelings about a proposed wind project in town.

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The Manchester Journal: Wind Forum Explores Concerns

Nov 25, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from The Manchester Journal. By Brandon Canevari. November 25, 2013. TOWNSHEND – Tears welled up in Larry Lorusso’s eyes and his voice began to crack as he spoke about the environmental impacts the Hoosac wind project has had since it first went online last year.

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