Public Service Board

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After hearing testimony on the Public Service Board's proposed new sound standards for commercial wind turbines Thursday, the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules voted to put off making a decision on the controversial new standards.

Last week, Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of attorney Anthony Roisman as chairman of the Public Service Board. 

Anthony Roisman, a private attorney from Weathersfield with a background in environmental law, will serve as the next chairman of the Vermont Public Service Board.

The Public Service Board is siding with the owners of the Georgia Mountain Community Wind project over continued testing of the sound levels near the wind turbines.

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The Public Service Board held a series of meetings this week on its proposed sound standards for wind turbines.

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The Public Service Board has approved the sale of 13 hydroelectric stations along the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers to a Boston-based investment firm. The board issued its decision Thursday.

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The Public Service Board says the Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe can take part in the regulatory hearings for the proposed sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

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The Public Service Board has issued its draft rules on wind turbine sound that, if adopted, would put much stronger restrictions on wind development in the state.

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The state has scheduled its first public hearing on the proposed sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

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A New York firm says it can decommission the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant for far less money, and in much less time, than previously projected. But nuclear watchdogs say the “seductive” proposal needs intense scrutiny before regulators allow the deal to proceed.

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The Public Service Board has released its interim sound standards for commercial wind projects.
After setting standards on a case-by-case basis, the board, for the first time, established uniform limits on how loud wind turbines can be.

Vermont regulators have denied a request from Vermont Gas to kick a group of Hinesburg residents out of legal proceedings related to the company’s plans to build its pipeline through a park in Hinesburg.

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A Huntington woman filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Vermont Public Service Board Friday in an effort to force the board to allow the public into an upcoming hearing related to the Vermont Gas pipeline to Addison County.

When Vermont’s utility regulators ruled this week that an August hearing related to the Vermont Gas pipeline will take place behind closed doors, the first question some people asked was, “What about Vermont’s open meeting law?”

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Vermont's utility regulators are holding a hearing next month in one of the final legal challenges to the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline project, and the public isn’t allowed to attend.

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A state regulatory body is about to recalibrate electricity prices for many renewable energy projects in Vermont, and advocates for solar power say the proposed changes could dismantle a critical industry.

The state is allowing Vermont’s largest utility to continue accepting community-scale solar projects. Last fall Green Mountain Power hit the cap, maxing out how many of these types of solar projects can be hooked up to the grid.

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The Public Service Board has approved Entergy Vermont Yankee's request to build a second dry fuel storage pad in Vernon.

The Vermont Public Service Board has approved the construction of a renewable natural gas facility on a dairy farm in Salisbury.

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Vermont’s Public Service Board is considering closing the public out of some hearings related to the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline to Addison County, according to a board order.

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