Public Utility Commission

The spent nuclear fuel at Vermont Yankee is being stored in dry casks on the property in Vernon.
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The owner of Vermont Yankee says the Public Utility Commission should not be able to hire a special consultant as it considers the proposed sale of the shuttered nuclear power plant in Vernon.

Avangrid Renewables

The Public Utility Commission has opened an investigation into blasting that was conducted at the Deerfield Wind project.

The Public Utility Commission will investigate the business practices of a national solar energy company that opened its Vermont office in 2015.

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State regulators say that Comcast has to provide more high definition access to Vermont's community TV stations, and build out its high-def network.

On Tuesday the cable giant filed a suit in federal court, challenging those conditions in its new state permit.

Georgia Mountain Wind

The Public Utility Commission is imposing new restrictions on the Georgia Mountain Community Wind project.

A dispute between Comcast and the state's public access TV stations could be headed to court.

Officials at Tesla are “working quickly” to respond after Vermont’s Public Service Board found that Tesla subsidiary SolarCity was installing solar generation projects in the state without proper approval, a company spokesman said Friday.

The Vermont Public Service Board is changing its name to the Public Utility Commission effective July 1, according to an announcement posted to the board's website.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

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.

Toby Talbot / AP file

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.

Toby Talbot / AP file

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.

The Public Service Board has renewed Comcast's certificate of public good.

The cable company is required to have its CPG renewed every 11 years, and the board issued its order late last week after a year of hearings.

Many questions remain about the proposed sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. We're looking at all the latest developments on this "Vermont Edition."
Toby Talbot / Associated Press File

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.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

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.

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