Renewable Energy in Vermont

The news has been full of announcements about new solar, wind and biomass energy projects in Vermont. We’ll find out what’s behind the flurry of projects and whether they represent a new era of increasing reliance on renewable energy.

Midday Newscast: March 2, 2009

State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding says he’s confident that that lawmakers will approve bonding to pay for road and bridge repairs; some of that federal stimulus money has begun to flow into Vermont; more…

Midday Newscast: July 17, 2008

Vermont Yankee has boosted its power output to 50%; solar power has become an attractive option for consumers;  the trial against a man charged with killing two people in a 2006 shooting rampage could wrap up soon; Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras wants to crack down on sex offenders.

Morning Newscast: July 17, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: The state is cracking down on two large-scale composting operations, and the legal actions may force both to shut down. But some critics complain of selective enforcement when it comes to pollution under Act 250 in Vermont; Fuel prices have gotten so high that many homeowners and businesses have begun to look for energy alternatives, such as solar power…