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PSB Denies N. Springfield Biomass Electric Plant

The Vermont Public Service board recently denied an application for the construction of a biomass electricity generating plant in North Springfield.  VNRC was actively involved in the case to ensure that the proposed project would safeguard forest health and use limited forest resources efficiently and not unduly contribute to climate change.

“This is a precedent setting decision,” said Jamey Fidel, VNRC’s General Counsel.  “Future applicants for biomass electricity generating plants will need to understand the greenhouse gas impacts of a proposed project and design it with a high enough level of thermal efficiency to offset those impacts.”