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Swanton voters deliver fresh blow to Vermont’s green-energy plan

By   /  November 17, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Voters in the town of Swanton on Tuesday voted 731-160 to reject a wind-energy project that, residents say, poses a threat to health, home values and local aesthetics.

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Public service commissioner: Vermont’s green energy plan not about global warming

By   /  October 23, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As Vermont races to become the nation’s first green-energy economy, the head of the Public Service Department says the state’s renewable energy plan is about economic matters, not global warming.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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