Friday, November 5, 2010

Vermont Environmental News, November 15, 2010

APNewsBreak: Entergy to put Vt. Yankee on market | Boston.com
Entergy Corp. will announce this week that it plans to sell the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, confirming months of speculation and perhaps beginning a new chapter in the contentious relationship between the plant and the state, according to a top Vermont utility regulator.

David O'Brien, commissioner of the Department of Public Service, said Entergy Corp. officials told him they planned to announce that they were seeking a buyer for the 650-megawatt reactor.
Charlotte voters OK land-use amendments | The Burlington Free Press
Charlotte voters approved two amendments to town land-use regulations Tuesday by hefty margins.

One of the ballot items paves the way for a cafe at the Charlotte Berry Farm, and other agriculture-related businesses. It was approved 1,727 to 257.

The other amendment updates the provisions for review of flood hazard areas, when applications for development are considered in those areas.
Vt.'s Green Mountain Power finishes 3 solar projects | Boston.com
Green Mountain Power is getting electricity from three new solar power projects that are now online in Vermont.

The projects include a solar array on the top of GMP's offices in Montpelier, a solar orchard at Shelburne Farms and an array next to a fossil fuel generating plant in Berlin.

Vermont's second largest electric utility says the new projects brings its solar installations to five and it is exceeding its goal of installing and helping its customers install 10,000 solar panels in 1,000 days.