Letter to the editor: Data centers drain electricity

We were lately in Millinocket, Maine, where one of the largest paper mills in the world closed in 2008, and wondered, after we got home, what was going to happen to the old mill site. According to ourkatahdin.com and other sources, the site has been bought by a company called Nautilus, which plans to convert it to a “data center campus that will feature 84,000 square feet of data space with plans to expand to 60 megawatts of critical IT load.” This site has water power — apparently 60 megawatts worth. This … (read more)

Opinion: Vermont not so green when it comes to ‘green’ energy

What, isn’t Vermont “Green”? Of course it is, right? Wrong. Green Mountain Power, which is owned by a Canadian natural gas distributor and supplies 70% of Vermont with electricity, claims that their energy supply is 94% carbon free and more than 63% renew … (read more)

Forward-looking groups partner to create new climate & energy guide

ADDISON COUNTY — Now that many local residents recognize the threat of climate change, what can they do about it? How do they navigate constantly emerging technologies or figure out the best way to “go green” on a limited budget? Two Addison County enviro … (read more)

Wastewater-to-energy plant gets state’s OK

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Public Utility Commission has OK’d a New Hampshire company’s proposal to build a facility in Middlebury’s industrial park that will convert wastewater from area businesses into electric power. With a Certificate of Public Good (CP … (read more)

Gov. stresses child care, energy strategy

Editor’s note: Addison Independent reporter John Flowers contributed to this report. MONTPELIER — After climate change protesters were cleared from the Vermont House chamber at the start of Gov. Phil Scott’s annual State of the State address this past Thu … (read more)

Waste-to-energy plant faces state review

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Public Utilities Commission (PUC) during the coming months will review plans for a proposed resource recovery center at 183 Industrial Ave. that would transform industrial wastewater into energy and potentially provide a low-cost … (read more)

Letter to the editor: College energy goals laudable; array site is not

As a geology professor at Middlebury College I am proud to be involved with the “Energy2028” initiative that seeks to switch entirely to renewable energy and reduce overall energy consumption at the college by 25 percent. A major part of reaching 100 perc … (read more)

Middlebury wastewater-to-energy proposal gains momentum

MIDDLEBURY — Developers of a proposed resource recovery center that would transform industrial wastewater into energy are now seeking the necessary state and local permits to build the facility off Middlebury’s Exchange Street. A multi-million-dollar Purp … (read more)