As the state pushes toward its solar goals, what environmental questions must be examined?
Huge underground power transmission line proposed for Northeast Kingdom
A transmission line carrying twice the output of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant would run underground from the Canaan to Lunenburg.
Rob Roper reports on energy reliability and climate realism from ISO meeting
One panelist, a self-described climate realist, listed doomsday predictions gone wrong from the likes of Al Gore and Greta Thunberg.
“A private little club” making big decisions in S.5, analyst Annette Smith says
“That is the problem, we have this elite group who nobody knows how they were formed, who chose who to be in it, ” Annette Smith says.
Eight Democrat/Progressives break ranks, vote No on S.5
Eight Democrat/Progressives broke ranks last week with House leadership’s support for S.5, the carbon-taxing ‘Affordable Heating Act.’
Canadian hydro power transmission projects get second wind
As the Vermont Legislature seeks to build more instate renewable power, two huge transmission projects are seeking approval to deliver more carbon-free hydro power to New England.
Biomass controversy boils over in Climate Council
In Chittenden County, home to lawmakers including Speaker of the House, Jill Krowinski and Senate President Philip Baruth, the McNeil plant is not just a powerful constituent, but also a critical component in supplying electricity to residents and businesses.
Beware blackouts on the road to electrification, environmentalist warns Senate chair
James Ehlers asks, “Why are Vermonters asking about grid reliability, Chair Bray?” – and then answers his own question in a letter to the Senate Natural Resources and Energy chair.
Clean Heat Standard will have Vermonters paying 70¢/gal. more to heat their homes – at least
S.5, the Clean Heat Standard, represents for the average family a $500 per year carbon tax to stay warm in winter.
Vermont, other NE states chasing fed $$ for electricity transmission projects
An underwater powerline from Quebec to southern Vermont is among the New England power transmission projects seeking federal infrastructure funding.