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PSB Approves Green Mountain Power-CVPS Merger
Friday, 06/15/12
By John Dillon
The Vermont Public Service Board has signed off on the merger of the state's two largest utilities.
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Shumlin Wants To Reappoint Volz To PSB
Tuesday, 03/22/11
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin says Vermont's top utility regulator should be appointed to another six-year term. James Volz has been chairman of the Public Service Board since 2005.
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State Utility Regulators To Review Power Projects
Tuesday, 01/11/11
By John Dillon
Over the next few weeks, state utility regulators will review several large projects that will shape the state's energy future. The projects include Vermont Yankee, a large wind energy development, and a new power deal from Hydro-Quebec.
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Lawmaker Pushes For Increased PSB Accountability
Wednesday, 11/10/10
By John Dillon
A 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.
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VT Edition: Sen. Vince Illuzzi on Electing the Public Service Board
Thursday, 08/06/09
By Jane Lindholm
Senator Vince Illuzzi plans to introduce a bill to require Public Service Board members to be elected, rather than appointed.
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Patriotism and the American Flag
Thursday, 08/06/09
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.
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Legislator proposes elected PSB
Tuesday, 08/04/09
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.
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Burlington residents could pay more for power
Tuesday, 05/12/09
Electric customers in Burlington could be paying more for power later this year.
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Municipal utilities eye wind project on East Mountain
Tuesday, 04/21/09
By Ross Sneyd
A 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.
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Regulators approve wind project in national forest
Friday, 04/17/09
Vermont utility regulators have approved a wind project that could become the first in the country on national forest land.
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Douglas: Vermont Yankee gets good grades in consultant's report
Wednesday, 12/24/08
Gov. Jim Douglas a new report by a state consultant points to the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant being able to operate reliably after its current license expires in 2012.
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CVPS gets small rate increase
Tuesday, 12/02/08
The Vermont Public Service Board has approved a rate increase of one-third of 1 percent for Central Vermont Public Service Corp., effective Jan. 1.
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Anti-nuclear protest at state board gets rowdy
Tuesday, 11/04/08
Officials with the state board that regulates utilities say they'll lock their office doors from now on after an anti-nuclear protest grew rowdy.
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Morning Newscast: September 22, 2008
Monday, 09/22/08
By Mitch Wertlieb
Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Vermont 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...
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Officials want Vermont Yankee decision by April 2009
Monday, 09/22/08
By John Dillon
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. Several groups involved in the case are asking for more time.  
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PSB begins investigation of Vermont Yankee future
Friday, 07/11/08
The Public Service Board is beginning the process that will decide whether to authorize the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to operate until 2032.
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Douglas administration raises questions about Entergy's corporate restructuring
Friday, 05/30/08
By John Dillon
The Douglas Administration is raising questions about the financial stability of the new owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The administration says the new company will be financially weak because it will have to borrow billions of dollars. But 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.
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PSB: Former official can't participate in case
Tuesday, 04/22/08
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 interest.
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