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It’s a Wrap – A Solid Session for Conservation and Energy

Cautious. Thoughtful. Smart. That’s how VNRC would describe the legislature’s handling of energy and conservation initiatives this year, the first of the 2011-2012 biennium. “Were lawmakers doing big and bold things this year on energy and the…

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A Comprehensive Approach to ATVs in Vermont: Some Background

Please support the ANR in repealing the original rule and tell the ANR that a proper environmental assessment is needed in addition to addressing ATV policy in a more comprehensive fashion.

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PACE 2.0 – Strategic Fixes Needed to Important Energy Financing Program

Dozens of Vermont communities have expressed an interest in moving the clean energy financing tool known as ‘PACE’ forward locally. That’s because PACE could provide a key mechanism for making up-front capital available to homeowners for investments…

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Stop the Circ Highway!

Remember the “Circ?” Well, that high-cost highway project in Chittenden County (which Bill McKibben calls a “global warming machine”) is back in the limelight at a critical stage of review. The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) needs to…

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The Vermont Yankee Vote

Very soon, Vermont State Senators will consider the future of Vermont’s old and unreliable nuclear power plant and likely vote on whether or not to allow the ailing reactor to operate past its scheduled March 2012 shutdown date. Let your voice be…

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Close Vermont Yankee As Scheduled: There’s a Better Way Forward

The operating license of Vermont’s aging and decrepit nuclear power plant is scheduled to terminate in 2012. Vermont Yankee’s owners, Louisiana-based Entergy, are seeking a 20-year extension to operate the imperiled facility. Vermonters have a huge…

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Vermont Yankee Misleads Vermonters

Yesterday news broke that Entergy Nuclear, the parent company of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, misled Vermont regulators — under oath — when it denied the existence of underground pipes beneath the plant. Within the context of other…

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URGENT: Help Protect Vermont’s Farms and Forests

The Legislature is now considering a policy that would undermine a crucial land conservation program that supports Vermont’s rural economy. Attempting to fill a budget gap, lawmakers are looking to make a significant and sudden shift in Vermont’s…

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Planning for Vermont’s Electric Transmission Future-Join the Conversation

Don’t miss an important opportunity to provide comment on the Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) Long Range Transmission Plan – Public Review Draft. Check it out here: www.velco.com/publicoutreach. The plan, which looks out 20 years and must be…

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Energy, Energy Everywhere! Help Create the Synergy…

There’s a lot happening on the energy and climate change front, and it’s pretty good news for those who believe a clean, green, renewable energy future is not only possible but essential. Find out more about state and federal efforts to foster…

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