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.
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.
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…
Jim Grundy owns Elemental Energy, Inc. and Nick Emlen, who lives with a grid-tied solar system speak with VPR’s Jane
Lindholm about the economics and the practicality of using solar power
in our region and what it’s like to live off the grid.
Green Mountain Power plans to offer a big incentive for people thinking about
installing solar panels to generate electricity. The
company wants to pay a bonus to customers who sell electricity back to the