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Public Service Board Approves Hydro Quebec Power Deal
Tuesday, 04/19/11
Governor Shumlin and Vermont's two largest utilities are cheering the Public Service Board's approval of a 26-year electricity contract with Hydro Quebec.
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New Hydro-Quebec Price To Be Lower Than Current Contract
Thursday, 01/13/11
Vermont utilities say that when a new contract begins with Hydro-Quebec next year, they'll be paying less for power than they are under the existing contract.
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New Hampshire Groups Want Power Line Shifted To Vermont
Thursday, 12/16/10
By John Dillon
Opposition is growing to a New Hampshire power line that would carry electricity from Quebec to southern New England. Opponents have suggested an alternative: They say Hydro-Quebec should use an existing transmission corridor in Vermont.
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Big Hydro: What's Next For Hydro-Quebec
Friday, 08/20/10
By John Dillon
Hydro-Quebec continues to build new dams in the north so it can feed the U.S. market for renewable energy. But it may be a risky strategy.
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Big Hydro: Changes To Cree Culture
Thursday, 08/19/10
By John Dillon
For centuries, the native Cree people of northern Quebec subsisted largely on hunting, fishing and trapping. But the coming of huge hydroelectric projects in James Bay 40 years ago changed that way of life.
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Big Hydro: Environmental Impacts
Wednesday, 08/18/10
By John Dillon
Large hydroelectric dams are seen as one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources, but damming rivers and redirecting their flow isn't benign. Fish habitat is harmed. Mercury is released into the environment. And the projects themselves can even release greenhouse gases.
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Big Hydro: Changing Environmental Opposition
Tuesday, 08/17/10
By John Dillon
Just two decades ago, a power purchase from Hydro-Quebec would raise significant opposition over social and environmental issues. But today - with climate change in the picture - the deal has faced almost no opposition.
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Utilities Formally Sign Contract With Hydro-Quebec For Power
Thursday, 08/12/10
By John Dillon
A power contract between Hydro-Quebec and Vermont utilities was signed on Thursday, securing a quarter of the state's electric supply for the next 26 years.
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Hydro-Quebec Doesn't Want Power Deal Details Released
Thursday, 08/05/10
By John Dillon
A Canadian power deal that will shape Vermont's energy future for the next 25 years has been delayed in part because of Hydro-Quebec's concern about releasing price details to the public.
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BED Steps Closer To Hydro-Quebec Deal
Wednesday, 06/30/10
By John Dillon
The publicly-owned utility in Vermont's largest city is one step closer to buying electricity from Hydro-Quebec.
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Questioning The "Green" Label
Friday, 06/11/10
By John Dillon
Hydro-Quebec is completing construction of a five billion dollar river diversion project. The work is part of the provincial utility's effort to position itself as supplier of clean, renewable energy to the U.S. market. But native Cree in the region question the "green label.
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Canadian Perspectives On Hydro-Quebec
Friday, 06/11/10
By Jane Lindholm
As Vermonters raise concerns about designating power from the huge Hydro-Quebec project as 'renewable', we travel to Montreal to speak with a representative of Hydro-Quebec and a Canadian environmentalist about the impact of large-scale hydropower.  We also hear from VPR's John Dillon who visited Hydro-Quebec's Rupert River project.
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VPR's John Dillon On Canadian Hydro Development
Friday, 06/04/10
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with reporter John Dillon about hydro-electric projects that have been built by Hydro-Quebec and the construction of new dams.
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Debate Over Hydro-Quebec's Renewability Status
Friday, 05/07/10
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel hosts a Vermont Edition discussion on whether the Legislature should allow large-scale hydroelectric generation like Hydro-Quebec to fit the state definition of renewable energy. The decision could impact eletric bills and the development of new small-scale hydro projects.
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Lawmakers Pass Bill Making Hydro-Quebec 'Renewable'
Friday, 05/07/10
By Bob Kinzel
Legislation that would designate Hydro Quebec as a source of renewable energy could soon be on its way to the governor's desk. The bill generated debate, but it was overwhelmingly approved by the House and Senate.
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Is Hydro-Quebec 'Renewable' Energy?
Friday, 05/07/10
By Bob Kinzel
Lawmakers are in the midst of a debate over whether power produced by Hydro-Quebec should be considered "renewable." We'll hear from both sides of the debate. Also, an update from the Statehouse as the Legislature works toward adjournment.
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Burlington May Reverse Ban On Hydro-Quebec Power
Tuesday, 04/13/10
By John Dillon
The publicly owned utility in Vermont's largest city may reverse its longstanding ban on buying electricity from Hydro-Quebec. The decision may hinge on the definition of "renewable energy."
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Groups Launch Study Of Hydro-Quebec
Thursday, 04/08/10
By John Dillon
A coalition of conservation groups has launched studies to examine the environmental consequences of Hydro-Quebec's large energy projects.
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Utilities Want Renewable Label For Hydro-Quebec
Monday, 04/05/10
By John Dillon
To help Hydro-Quebec export more power, utilities want the Legislature to designate large scale hydro power as a "renewable" resource. Some environmentalists are concerned that the change would hurt the emerging renewable market in New England.
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Hydro Quebec Power Deal Will Be Competitive
Wednesday, 03/24/10
By Patti Daniels
The recently announced power deal with Hydro-Quebec will include prices that are comparable to the current contract.
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What The Hydro-Quebec Deal Means
Tuesday, 03/23/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind talks with Green Mountain Power's President and CEO Mary Powell and regulatory expert Dick Saudek about the new 26-year power deal between Vermont's two largest utilities and Hydro-Quebec
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Vermont's Relationship With Hydro-Quebec
Tuesday, 03/23/10
By Steve Zind
The CEO of Green Mountain Power and a regulatory expert explain the role Hydro-Quebec has played in Vermont's energy portfolio, and what the new 26-year deal for hydropower means for the state's energy future. And Lebanon, NH, considers changes to its zoning ordinances.
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News Analysis: Hydro-Quebec Power Deal
Friday, 03/12/10
By John Dillon
VPR's John Dillon explains the power deal being brokered between Hydro-Quebec and Vermont's two largest utilities.
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Utilities Reach Historic Agreement With Hydro-Quebec
Thursday, 03/11/10
By John Dillon
Vermont's two largest electric utilities will buy electricity from Hydro-Quebec for 26 years. The historic agreement caps more than a year of negotiations.
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Commissioner says state should seek long-term power from Hydro-Quebec
Wednesday, 09/15/04
Public Service Department Commissioner David O'Brien says the state should strongly consider renegotiating its power contract with Hydro-Quebec as part of Vermont's large range energy plan. The Hydro-Quebec contract currently accounts for about 28 percent of the state's energy mix and it's scheduled to expire in 2016.
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