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Route 7 in Ferrisburgh eyed for big solar array

Posted on December 4, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Green Mountain Power and groSolar are expected early this month to file jointly to the Vermont Public Utility Commission for a Certificate of Public Good that would allow the companies to install a 4.99-megawatt solar array on a 40-acre parcel that lies at the junction of Route 7 and Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh.

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Vermont Green Line short-circuits

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — It could be the end of the road for the Vermont Green Line.

The companies that wanted to run an electric power transmission line through Ferrisburgh, Waltham and New Haven earlier this month withdrew their request for a permit to build the project.

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New venture to turn manure and food waste into energy

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A Salisbury farm will soon be turning on-site cow manure and Addison County food waste into renewable energy that will push Middlebury College’s campus beyond its goal of carbon neutrality.

The Goodrich Farm will host a Farm Powered-brand anaerobic digester that will, on a daily basis, process 100 tons of manure from the 900-cow farm off Shard Villa Road and 165 tons of organic food waste per day from some of the Middlebury area’s biggest organizations, including the Agri-Mark/Cabot cheese making plant in Middlebury.

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Green Mountain Power to install solar array on roof to aid low-income

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Green Mountain Power will be using the roof of its Middlebury service station to practice what it preaches about renewable energy.

Company officials recently announced plans to install a 325-panel solar array on the roof at 121 Cady Road, just east of Route 7.

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Discussion on Vermont's energy future reignites talk of renewable energy and carbon tax debate

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont has made great strides in boosting its renewable energy portfolio during the past decade, and should now consider a carbon tax to encourage consumers to move away from fossil fuels and generate funds to help low-income residents make their homes more weather tight.

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Panton solar battery advances

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Green Mountain Power officials are now working on completing a final, and key, step involved with siting a 5-megawatt solar array on a Panton farm not far from the town’s office building and highway garage.

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Brandon solar array proposal downsized

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A planned 100-acre solar project on farmland in Brandon is now owned by a different company, and, if it is built, will be 25 percent smaller than originally planned.

Davenport Solar filed a notice of intent to file a petition with the Vermont Public Utility Commission, requesting approval to build the project, which has been downsized to 15-megawatts from the original 20-megawatt plan. A copy of the letter was sent to the state Agency of Natural Resources, the town of Brandon and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission on Sept. 29.

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Renewable energy group pledges to help bee and bird populations with pollinator-friendly plantings

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) members pledged on Sept. 19 to help pollinators through bee and bird-friendly plantings at solar projects across the state. In partnership with leading scientists and environmental organizations, solar leaders committed to help landowners re-create habitat to aid imperiled keystone species and valuable crop pollinators.

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Climate opportunity: Initiative seeks creative innovations in new economy

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — How does a community position itself to reap the benefits of the new climate economy? That was the core question about 75-100 Middlebury-area residents grappled with Monday afternoon and evening at the kick-off of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative — a series of community forums and task forces that will work over the next couple of years to make progress toward a handful of community goals.

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), partnering with Green Mountain Power and Efficiency Vermont, sponsored the Middlebury event.

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Supreme Court reverses regulator's decision on New Haven solar array

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — The Vermont Supreme Court has reversed a key permit for a solar array off Route 7 in New Haven and ordered the state utilities regulator to reconsider the matter.

In a unanimous decision issued last Friday, the court ordered the Public Utilities Commission to consider town comments it had deemed to be filed too late and to hold a technical hearing on an interconnection issue in its reconsideration of the solar power project.

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