With tag: public_service_board
Lawmaker Pushes For Increased PSB Accountability
By John Dillon
leading lawmaker wants to overhaul how utilities are regulated in Vermont by making the Public Service Board more politically accountable. Essex
Orleans Republican Senator Vince Illuzzi says the current structure leaves the
board in charge of state utility policy without enough input from the governor
or the Legislature.
Patriotism and the American Flag
By Jane Lindholm
We talk with Vermont author Woden Teachout about her new book, Capture the Flag: A Political History of American Patriotism. Also, Sen. Illuzzi proposes electing Public Service Board members, and we visit Burlington's Ethan Allen Tower.
Legislator proposes elected PSB
An influential legislator
says he'll introduce a bill in the next legislative session calling for
the Vermont Public Service Board to be elected rather than appointed,
as the utility regulation panel is now.
Municipal utilities eye wind project on East Mountain
By Ross Sneyd
group of municipal electric utilities wants to revive a wind project on an
abandoned military post in the Northeast Kingdom. The
Vermont Public Power Supply Authority says its 13 municipal utilities need to
replace some long-term contracts set to expire.
CVPS gets small rate increase
The Vermont Public Service Board has approved a rate increase of
one-third of 1 percent for Central Vermont Public Service Corp., effective Jan.
Morning Newscast: September 22, 2008
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:
and nine other northeastern states this week will conduct the nation's first carbon auction, taking the same
approach that curbed lake-killing acid rain; The
Vermont Yankee nuclear plant wants permission from the state to operate for
another 20 years. And it wants the Public Service Board to make that decision
by this spring...
Douglas administration raises questions about Entergy's corporate restructuring
By John Dillon
Douglas Administration is raising questions about the financial stability of
the new owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
administration says the new company will be financially weak because it will have
to borrow billions of dollars.
the new questions are prompting critics to ask why the governor vetoed a recent
Vermont Yankee bill. The bill would have required the new owners to guarantee it
has enough money set aside to decommission the plant.
PSB: Former official can't participate in case
A former senior
official with the Public Service Board has been barred from appearing before that
panel on behalf of her new employer, a power transmission company. In its
decision the board cited an ethics policy designed to prevent conflicts of