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Sustainability Of Springfield Biomass Plant In Question
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By Susan Keese
The State Public Service Board is hearing testimony on a proposed wood-chip-fired power plant in North Springfield. The 35 megawatt project would be Vermont's largest biomass plant.  
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Fair Haven Hopes To Ensure Proposed Biomass Facility Is Built
Thursday, 08/02/12
Fair Haven's select board is continuing to push a plan for Massachusetts-based Beaver Wood Energy to build a 34-megawatt generator along Route 4 near the New York border.
VPR News
Montpelier Biomass Project Gets Federal Support
Wednesday, 05/02/12
A project to help heat Vermont state offices and a number of private buildings in downtown Montpelier with a new biomass system is getting a $1.75 million boost with a federal grant and loan.
VPR News
Eden Prefers Solar Over Bio-Mass At Asbestos Mine
Tuesday, 04/17/12
By Kirk Carapezza
After town representatives met with state environmental officials, Eden select board members say solar could make sense at the site of the town's abandoned asbestos mine.
VPR News
Opponents Speak Out Against Proposed North Springfield Biomass Plant
Wednesday, 02/29/12
By Susan Keese
A plan to build a wood-chip-burning power plant dominated a public hearing Tuesday night.
VPR News
Proposed Biomass Energy Plant Gets Air Permit
Friday, 02/17/12
The developer of a proposed wood energy plant in Fair Haven has received the air pollution control permit it needs from the state of Vermont.
Vermont Edition
How Our Trees Are Faring
Wednesday, 06/29/11
By Jane Lindholm
We look at the state of our tree populations and the importance of our forests, get an update on downtown Montpelier's new biomass heating system and head to Summer School to learn how to play bocce.
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VPR News
Pownal Biomass Project May Be On Hold
Thursday, 03/10/11
By Susan Keese
A panel of experts met at Bennington College to consider how a 30 megawatt biomass plant might impact the region's forests, air, water and communities.
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Pownal Biomass Project Stalls
Tuesday, 01/04/11
By Susan Keese
Plans for wood-fueled power plants in Fair Haven and Pownal have been put on hold. That will give officials time to decide whether the projects need both a state development review permit and a license from utility regulators.
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Pownal Biomass Project Stirs Debate
Wednesday, 10/06/10
By Susan Keese
Battle lines are taking shape over a proposal to generate electricity - and manufacture wood pellets - in a biomass plant at the former Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal. At the heart of the brewing controversy is the question: Is biomass power really green?
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VPR News
The Pros & Cons Of Biomass Energy
Wednesday, 06/16/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with the Executive Director of the Biomass Energy Resource Center and a resource economist about the pros & cons of burning wood for energy.
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Vermont Edition
How "Green" Is Biomass?
Wednesday, 06/16/10
By Jane Lindholm
We look into the pros and cons of burning wood for energy, and we discuss a recent study that looked at the long term effects of using biomass. Also we learn why Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center recently canceled an aid trip to Haiti, and we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hitchcock's Psycho.
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Montpelier Biomass Project Sets Example
Wednesday, 03/24/10
By Jane Lindholm
The city of Montpelier hopes to heat and help power downtown buildings with wood chips.  Could it work for other cities?  Also, a talk with the Danish Ambassador and we visit a Vermont flutemaker.
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