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Vermont’s green energy plan to have no impact on global warming

By   /  October 9, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

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.

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Vermont jobs outlook possibly worse than college students think

By   /  September 30, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments


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.

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State Board of Education ruling threatens school choice in Vermont

By   /  September 18, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Rebecca Holcombe

The Vermont Board of Education ruled Tuesday that school choice districts that merge with non-choice districts under the new statewide consolidation law can no longer offer school choice to students.

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Vermont GlobalFoundries employees have weeks to decide to leave

By   /  September 11, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“Employees who wish to participate will be asked to make a decision over the next few weeks,” James Keller, a spokesman at the company, told Vermont Watchdog.

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Rutland OK’s controversial complete streets design as Vermont bike fatalities rise

By   /  September 10, 2015  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

“There wouldn’t be any costs associated with accommodating complete streets uses, but the lanes for vehicles would be limited to nine feet, which is pretty narrow,” Public Works Commissioner Jeff Wennberg said.

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Vermont utilities to meet state renewable standard with cheap hydro RECs

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“We’re buying the cheapest hydro RECs and selling the more expensive solar and wind RECs.”

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