Hydro Advocates Tout Bill That Expedites Permitting

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.

Oil prices and winter heating costs

We check in with Matt Cota, head of the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association about trends in oil prices and how customers are approaching this winter. Also, Jane Lindholm talks with mayor Thomas Lauzon about how he envisions the city’s future.And Glover schoolkids help get veggies into their lunchroom.

Midday Newscast: December 3 2008

One of Vermont’s most popular summer events, the History Expo, won’t be held next year; Secretary of State Deb Markowitz says an audit of optical scan voting machines shows the machines accurately counted votes on Election Day; more…