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At the first public hearing for Vermont’s updated energy plan, audience members criticized the siting of wind and solar projects, and the plan’s policy expert told Vermont Watchdog going completely green will have no impact on global warming.Read More →
In the first of this two-part interview with Vermont Watchdog, state Rep. David Sharpe, D-Bristol, chair of the House Committee on Education, explains why he supports a ruling that will likely eliminate school choice for many towns.Read More →
The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday released its September jobs report to near universal groans. The gloomy reception from economists was in stark contrast to upbeat comments about jobs made by Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.Read More →
In a stinging rebuke of Vermont’s most prominent wind developer, Irasburg residents packed town hall Thursday night and voted 274-9 against hosting giant wind turbines on a nearby ridgeline in sight of local neighborhoods.Read More →
The ongoing clash between Vermonters and Big Wind is set for a slugfest Thursday night as Irasburg residents will attempt a protest vote against two 500-foot wind turbines to be sited atop the ridgeline of nearby Kidder Hill.Read More →
A recent survey shows college graduates are leaving Vermont because they think the state has a bad jobs outlook. Depending on which employment data they look at, the situation may be even worse than they think.Read More →