With tag: renewable_energy
Maine Takes Step Toward Developing Tidal Energy Generators
On Thursday, Maine will take a
major step forward as a leader in the field of tidal energy generation, when a
180-kilowatt turbine is lowered into the waters of a Bay, off Eastport. The turbine, built by the Ocean Renewable Power Company, will be the first
in the nation to feed energy to the commercial electricity grid.
Fair Haven Considers Hydro Project
The town's Energy Committee is distributing a study
exploring the feasibility of a low-impact hydro project.
Derby Wind Committee Says No To Proposal
At a select board meeting in Derby, approximately 50 people were present when the town's
ad hoc Wind Committee submitted their unanimous recommendation that the Select Board
oppose the proposed Derby Wind Line project.
Shumlin Energy Plan Criticized For Natural Gas Component
By John Dillon
state's draft comprehensive energy plan says Vermont should develop renewable sources of power as a
way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. But
the plan also highlights a fossil fuel - natural gas - as a possible energy
source if a pipeline were extended down the western side of the state. The plan is now under fire from critics who say
burning more natural gas conflicts with the state's goal to reduce carbon
Feds Say Vt. Spent Stimulus Funds Well
By John Dillon
The Shumlin Administration says the federal government gave the state
high marks for how it used stimulus funds on energy projects. Vermont got about $31 million to reduce energy consumption and develop renewable resources.