Energy

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An industrial wind development was flatly rejected by two southern Vermont towns that voted on the project Tuesday.

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Entergy says it wants to sell the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to Northstar Group Services, a firm that specializes in the dismantling and remediation of energy plants.

Washington Electric Cooperative says it will file a request with the Public Service Board to increase rates by approximately 6 percent.

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It's been nearly two years since the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shut down for the last time. The debate over closing the plant is the subject of a new documentary, Power Struggle, that will be airing on HBO.

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About two dozen University of Vermont students marched from UVM’s campus to the Burlington office of Sen. Patrick Leahy Wednesday to ask Vermont’s senior senator to take a firm stance against two pipelines under construction – the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota and the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline in Addison County.

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The Public Service Department has issued the final planning standards required under the state's new energy siting law.

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A Boston-based investment firm says it will purchase the 13-dam hydroelectric system on the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers.

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The Connecticut River Watershed Council says a new energy bill would limit environmental groups from taking part in the federal relicensing of hydroelectric dams.

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As voters in Grafton and Windham prepare to vote on an industrial wind project, developers have offered annual payments to registered voters if the project moves ahead.

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A new VPR Poll shows conflicting ideas on how the state should move ahead with siting renewable energy projects.

Seventy-five years ago today at 6:56 pm, the modern renewable-energy era began. On a mountain in Vermont called Grandpa’s Knob, the world’s first megawatt-scale wind turbine was connected to the electric grid, generating power for thousands in the Champlain Valley below.

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South Burlington is planning to put a solar array on top of an old landfill to get renewable energy and financial savings out of a piece of land that can’t be used for much else, officials said Tuesday.

Georgia Mountain Wind

The Public Service Board says the Georgia Mountain Community Wind project violated conditions of its state permit when it operated with ice on its turbines.

A new report gives details on the economic, social and land use lessons learned from the shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.

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The debate over siting renewable energy projects has become one of the major policy contrasts between the gubernatorial candidates.

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"What the heck are all those obscure line items and charges on our gas bill and our electric bill?" That's what Dave Reville, Brave Little State's question-asker this month, wondered.

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This month on Brave Little State, VPR's people-powered journalism podcast, a question about utility bills in Vermont — and a small sampling of Vermont ghost stories.

Cows on the Orr family's dairy farm, in Orwell, are pictured in this 2015 file photo. Anson Tebbetts, Vermont's agriculture secretary, spoke to VPR recently about Vermont's dairy industry and about challenges faced by the state's farmers.
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A Burlington-based company working on climate change solutions has won a federal grant to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Vermont farms. 

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A slate of Vermont dignitaries were in Stowe Wednesday to celebrate recent clean energy accomplishments in Lamoille County.

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Developers who want to build Vermont's largest wind project say they're willing to reduce the number of turbines in Windham, and increase annual payments to town residents.

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