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Utility Merger May Not Translate To Ratepayer Savings
Tuesday, 01/31/12
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont Press Bureau Chief Peter Hirschfeld talks about what the potential merger between Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power means for ratepayers.
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State, Advocates At Odds Over Abuse Response
Tuesday, 01/31/12
By Jane Lindholm
When someone suspects that an elderly or disabled person is being abused, the claim is supposed to be investigated quickly by the state. But a backlog of cases prompted a lawsuit this winter by Vermont Legal Aid.
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Nuclear Watchdog Group: 'We Told You So' On Towers
Saturday, 01/14/12
A nuclear watchdog group is reacting to a suit by Vermont utilities over failures of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's cooling towers by saying they warned of just such problems.
VPR News
Analysis: Energy Issues In Vermont
Friday, 01/13/12
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's John Dillon analyzes energy issues facing the state including the CVPS/Green Mountain Power suit against Vermont Yankee and the nuclear power plant's lawsuit against the state.
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VELCO Plays Down Concerns About Control Of Transmission Grid
Tuesday, 01/10/12
By John Dillon
Control of the statewide transmission grid has emerged as a major issue as regulators review a proposed merger between the state's two largest utilities. Critics say the merged company under Canadian ownership is more likely to use Vermont as a corridor to import electricity from Quebec. But the transmission company is playing down those concerns.
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GMP Announces Conservation Of 2,700 Acres
Tuesday, 01/03/12
The Vermont utility building a 21-turbine commercial wind farm on Lowell Mountain says it's going to conserve 2,700 acres as a way to compensate for the land being developed as part of the project.
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Regulators Decline To Appoint Independent Counsel In Utility Deal
Tuesday, 12/06/11
By John Dillon
State regulators have declined for now to appoint an independent counsel to review a planned merger of Vermont's largest electric utilities. But a group of ratepayers is continuing to press the issue. They say an outside investigation is needed to protect the public because Governor Peter Shumlin supports the deal.
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State's Highest Court Won't Rule On Lowell Wind For Now
Wednesday, 11/16/11
By John Dillon
The state Supreme Court has decided not to get involved, for now, in a dispute between Green Mountain Power and neighbors who oppose the utility's Lowell wind project.
VPR News
GMP Exceeds Solar Installation Goals
Thursday, 11/03/11
Green Mountain Power says it exceeded its goal of installing 1,000 solar panels in 1,000 days.
VPR News
Analysis: Lowell Wind Project
Friday, 10/21/11
By Bob Kinzel
Reporter John Dillon provides analysis on the status of the Lowell Mountain wind project.
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Judge Reaffirms Restraining Order In Lowell Mountain Case
Friday, 10/21/11
By John Dillon
Protesters challenging construction of a wind project in the Northeast Kingdom town of Lowell must stay 1,000 feet away from a blasting zone or risk being found in contempt of court.
VPR News
GMP Wins Court Order In Wind Battle
Friday, 10/14/11
By John Dillon
A court order requires opponents of Green Mountain Power's Lowell Mountain wind project to stay away from its construction zone during blasting periods. The legal action is the latest development in a showdown between GMP and a group of protesters.
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Vermont Wind Project Update
Friday, 08/26/11
By Bob Kinzel
VPR Reporter John Dillon has been covering the topic of wind development in Vermont.  He joins Bob Kinzel with an update.
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State OKs Environmental Permits To Lowell Wind Project
Friday, 08/19/11
Environmental officials in Vermont say they've signed off on five environmental permits for the Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell.
VPR News
GMP Seeks 3.2 Percent Rate Increase
Thursday, 08/04/11
Vermont's second-largest power company - which could soon be the state's largest - is seeking a 3.2 percent rate increase.
VPR News
Regulators Won't Approve GMP Permits Before August
Tuesday, 07/26/11
By John Dillon
State officials say Green Mountain Power will not get the environmental permits it needs to start work August 1st on its Lowell Mountain wind project because their permit review cannot be rushed by the utility company's construction deadline.
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Giving Low-Income Vermonters A Break On Their Electric Bills
Monday, 07/25/11
By John Dillon
The Public Service Board says customers of the state's two largest utilities should help subsidize a new program that aims to make electricity more affordable for the poor.
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Vermont Edition
Utility Merger And Transmission Corridors
Monday, 07/25/11
By Jane Lindholm
The proposed sale of Central Vermont Public Service to a Canadian firm has raised a few questions about high power electric transmission corridors through Vermont and neighboring states.
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Board Delays Conservation Easements For Wind Project
Friday, 07/15/11
By John Dillon
Green Mountain Power will be allowed to start construction in August on Lowell Mountain without first having conservation easements in place to protect wildlife habitat.
Vermont Edition
Powering Up: The Gaz Metro Purchase Of CVPS
Thursday, 07/14/11
By Jane Lindholm
Where does the agreed-upon sale of CVPS to Gaz Metro go in the months ahead? We look at the approval process. Plus, VPR's John Dillon recaps our "UVM At A Crossroads" series. And, we visit the Museum of Everyday Life in Glover.
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CVPS: More Utility Mergers Expected
Wednesday, 07/13/11
By Ross Sneyd
Central Vermont Public Service has agreed to a deal to be bought out by Gaz Metro and merged with its Green Mountain Power subsidiary. The president of CVPS says there could be more mergers in the state's electric utility industry.
VPR News
CVPS Board Endorses Gaz Metro Bid For GMP
Tuesday, 07/12/11
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's two largest electric utilities appear destined to become one. The Central Vermont Public Service board has endorsed a bid to be bought by Gaz Metro, which already owns Green Mountain Power.
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GMP And CVPS Say Merger Could Save Ratepayers Millions
Tuesday, 07/12/11
By Ross Sneyd
Leaders of Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power say their merger will save ratepayers $144 million dollars over the next decade.
VPR News
GMP Asks Regulators To Rule On Wind Project
Tuesday, 07/12/11
By John Dillon
Green Mountain Power is in a rush to build its Lowell Mountain wind project so it's asked state utility regulators to hurry up and issue a final ruling. But opponents charge the company is trying to cut corners.
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Analysis: Competing Bids For CVPS
Friday, 07/01/11
By John Dillon
VPR's John Dillon looks at the competing bids from two Canadian power companies for the purchase of Central Vermont Public Service, the state's largest electric utility.
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