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Five Hydroelectric Dams On Conn. River Up For Relicensing
Monday, 10/01/12
By Charlotte Albright
It's not often that members of the public are invited inside a large hydroelectric facility. But that's what's happening this fall at five big dams on the Connecticut River. It's all part of a process of environmental reviews and meetings to help federal regulators decide whether to renew licenses for the dams.
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Hydro Advocates Tout Bill That Expedites Permitting
Thursday, 05/10/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Some advocates would like to see Vermont towns go back to the renewable energy future by relying more heavily on hydroelectricity. They say a bill to simplify the permit process that's pending on Governor Peter Shumlin's desk would make that more likely, but skeptics say hydro is still too inefficient and expensive.
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US Report Okays New Hydro Plants On West River
Thursday, 01/05/12
By Susan Keese
A plan to generate hydroelectric power from two southern Vermont flood control dams has moved closer to fruition. The Plainfield-based developer says the finding clears the way for final permitting from the federal agency.
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Otter Creek Diverted In Vergennes For Dam Work
Monday, 08/30/10
By Melody Bodette
The falls of Otter Creek in Vergennes has been diverted from one of the river's three spillways so that the headworks of the hydroelectric plant can be replaced.
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