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My Vermont Project: Electricity Sources

05/21/08 12:00PM
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As Vermont faces critical decisions on where to get its electricity, how do we balance cost with environmental impact?

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Our Current Electrical Portfolio

Vermont's current mix of electricity sources developed over many decades, with the demand for more electricity consistently growing. We examine where electricity usage is growing geographically, what sectors are creating the demand, and how much of it can be curtailed through conservation and efficiency efforts. (Listen)

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Choices for the Future

Keeping electric rates low is critical to the state's economy and Vermonters' pockets, but the environmental impact and long-term sustainability of our electricity sources is a also a priority. We'll look at where we'll get our electricity in the future and how much we'll need. What role can renewable sources and alternative energy realistically play? How diversified will Vermont's energy portfolio become if it Hydro-Quebec or Vermont Yankee are removed from the mix? We look at what roles reduction in demand and generation of small-scale power will have in keeping local control over the problem. (Listen)

 

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