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Can Vermont really hit a 90 percent renewable energy goal?

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont just passed legislation mandating 75 percent of its electricity must come from renewable energy in 17 years. And the state wants 90 percent of all energy to come from renewables by 2050.

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Green-energy CEO: Vermonters must abandon the car, embrace renewable energy future

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Now that Vermont has a mandate to get 75 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2032, residents will have to ditch automobiles and embrace a whole new way of life, the state’s top renewable energy CEO is telling Vermonters.

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Tesla got $295M in subsidies for technology it didn’t offer

By   /  July 23, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, investigations, Maine, National, New York, Oregon, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Tesla Motors

“This isn’t a science fair. We should be paying for results,” said a California lawmaker of the Tesla Motors subsidies.

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Committee letter apparent cover for improper no-bid grant to Lake Champlain Chamber

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  investigations, Misuse of funds, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A letter supposedly written to clarify lawmakers’ intent on a no-bid grant awarded to the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce is increasingly looking like part of a backroom plot to deceive the public and skirt the law.

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Vermont taxpayers may be funding baby body parts trade

By   /  July 20, 2015  /  Ethics, investigations, Issues, Misuse of funds, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont taxpayers may be supporting the sale of baby body parts, as Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services admitted the national abortion leader harvests and sells fetal organs taken during procedures.

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Vermont Health Connect status report leaves out key problems with ailing exchange

By   /  July 17, 2015  /  General, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont Health Connect is hanging by a thread, but lawmakers close to the project see it as a lifeline while potentially ignoring unresolved problems.

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