Energy

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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.

Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR

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.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

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.

Courtesy Green Mountain Power / Illustration: Alex Keefe

"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.

Angela Evancie / VPR

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.
Kathleen Masterson / VPR file

A Burlington-based company working on climate change solutions has won a federal grant to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Vermont farms. 

Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR

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.

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Times Argus

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.

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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.

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