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.


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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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.

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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.

A deal is being finalized that would resolve financial issues related to the cleanup of the closed Vermont Yankee  nuclear plant.
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The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is reducing its emergency plan around the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.