Energy

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Bread and Puppet Theatre put on a protest performance inside the TD Bank branch in Montpelier Wednesday which culminated in a woman closing her account of nearly $500,000 because of the bank’s involvement in fossil fuel pipelines.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR File

A group of Hinesburg residents opposed to the Vermont Gas pipeline to Addison County is bringing their fight to the Vermont Supreme Court. 

With fall already here and winter coming, it's the time of year many people start thinking about using their fireplaces or woodstoves. But what about those individuals who help make sure the chimney is in proper working order?

John Snell

While Vermonters are biking, carpooling and taking public transportation as part of Vermont's Way to Go! commuter challenge this week, Montpelier is gearing up for a week focused on walking.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant closed in December 2014, and now the plant is auctioning off decades worth of accumulated inventory.

Jason R. Henske / AP

The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is reducing its emergency plan around the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.

Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

Should recreational activities be given greater consideration when the state evaluates water quality in the relicensing of hydroelectric dams?

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

The very first commercial wind project on U.S. Forest Service land is underway in southern Vermont.

Saturday, Oct. 1 will be all about energy in Cavendish. The southern Vermont community is holding a free Town Energy Fair that day at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, on Main Street.

John Van Hoesen / VPR File

This week, Vermont Gas Systems got the final land rights needed in order to finish its pipeline to Addison County, though opponents of the project plan to appeal the decision.

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A group opposing a wind project in Windham will delay an informal referendum on a commercial wind project until after the official vote is held on Election Day.

Adela Suliman / AP

The implications of the British vote to leave the European Union are far-reaching in the global economy, but Green Mountain Power customers might be surprised to hear that the vote is affecting them too: It will mean cheaper rates for them next year.

Regulators ruled in favor of Vermont Gas Tuesday in the final eminent domain case related to the company's pipeline to Addison County.

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For an upcoming episode of Brave Little State, we’re trying to answer a question about utility bills in Vermont. (When we say “utility,” we’re talking about electricity and natural gas.)

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

Energy leaders from across the state met in Vernon this week to help the town plan for life after Vermont Yankee.

Melody Bodette / VPR

Swanton Wind has officially filed an application with regulators to build a 7-turbine wind energy project on a ridge line in Swanton. It’s been over a year since the company notified nearby towns that they planned to ask the Public Service Board for a Certificate of Public Good to build the project.

It's unlikely residents of the town of Grafton will vote on a proposed commercial wind project in November. And a spokesman for the wind developer says the company's not sure a vote held outside of Election Day will carry the same weight.

Nina Keck / VPR File

Green Mountain Power is the only electric company in the state using "Alternative Regulation" for its customer rates, and a VPR investigation found that regulators have allowed the company to collect millions of dollars from customers to cover costs that didn't meet the regulators' own standards.

Regulators have decided to take a close look at three of Green Mountain Power's newest programs to see how much value they bring to customers.

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Second home owners in Windham say they will hold their own referendum on a proposed commercial wind project, even though the project developer has refused to consider their votes.

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