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GMP hosts 3rd open house at Rutland Energy Innovation Center

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:34am -- tim

Green Mountain Power is inviting customers to an open house at its Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in Downtown Rutland on Saturday, May 2, 2015 beginning at 9 am. The public can learn about GMP’s line of comprehensive energy efficient products and services that will empower customers to take control of their energy use and save money. This is the third open house GMP has offered in partnership with Efficiency Vermont and Neighborworks of Western Vermont to feature new products and services.

Joint Commission renews Brattleboro Retreat’s accreditation status

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:04am -- tim

The Joint Commission (TJC), the nation’s leading accreditation and certification organization for hospitals and healthcare organizations, has renewed the Brattleboro Retreat’s Accreditation status for a period lasting up to January 2018. Accreditation from TJC is recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting or exceeding a variety of performance standards.

Vermont organizations, individuals recognized by EPA for environmental achievements

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:19am -- tim

Four winners in Vermont were recognized Wednesday at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s environment in distinct ways.

Dynapower expands energy storage at Vermont micro-grid by adding 375 kW/250 kWh of Microvast batteries

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:52am -- tim

Dynapower Company, the global leader in energy storage inverters based in South Burlington, Vermont, has expanded the capacity and performance of the micro-grid system at its company headquarters by adding 375 kW/250 kWh of lithium-titanate batteries manufactured by Microvast Power Solutions. The Dynapower HQ micro-grid, which also includes 100 kW of photovoltaic (PV) systems, 100 kW of wind power, and 750 kW of additional battery storage capacity, provides local load support and demonstrates how Dynapower energy storage inverters can deliver efficient micro-gr

Vermont celebrates 100 years of town forests April 28

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:37am -- tim

This year marks 100 years since the 1915 legislation enabling the creation of Vermont town forests was enacted. To recognize Vermont’s long and proud tradition of towns owning and managing their own forests for public benefit, statewide partners are planning a year-long celebration of Vermont’s Town Forests. The celebration kicks off on April 28th with the reading of a Vermont Senate and House resolution commemorating the anniversary and a press conference with state leaders and community volunteers.

Date:  April 28, 2015

Roper: Time to take climate change debate to next level

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:05am -- tim

by Rob Roper It is safe to say that all or at least most of us believe that Vermont is a very special place, and we all want to do what’s necessary to preserve and pass on this unique treasure that both draws and keeps us here – majestic mountains, pristine waters, and wild, open spaces. The question is, what is the best policy for doing so.

On April 14, the State Senate passed a resolution declaring:

NG Advantage to provide natural gas to International Paper in Ticonderoga

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:30pm -- tim

In what will be the highest volume customer for compressed natural gas in the nation, NG Advantage LLC – a Clean Energy company (NASDAQ: CLNE) - announced today that it has signed a contract to work with International Paper (NYSE: IP) to deliver compressed natural gas (CNG) to International Paper’s Ticonderoga, NY, mill.

UVM alumnus Eric Lipton earns second Pulitzer Prize

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:02pm -- tim

Eric Lipton, longtime reporter for the New York Times and a graduate of UVM’s Class of 1987, is among this year’s recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, which were announced on April 20. The Times won the prize for investigative reporting for Lipton’s series on aggressive efforts by lobbyists and lawyers to push state attorneys general to drop investigations, change policies, negotiate favorable settlements or pressure federal regulators to benefit their clients.

Rutland approves deal to help expansion at College of St Joseph

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:46pm -- tim

The Rutland City Board of Aldermen has approved a request from College of St Joseph to waive a substantial  initial water allocation fee and to stabilize the college’s water and sewer bill over the first five years of the college’s expanded usage. The Community and Economic Development Committee unanimously voted earlier in the month to recommend that the Aldermen approve the deal.  

“We are grateful Rutland Redevelopment Authority and the Board of Aldermen are supportive of CSJ and our anticipated growth and expansion,” said CSJ President Richard Lloyd.

Vermonters have until May 1, 2015 to apply for Sirius XM refund

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:19pm -- tim

Over 110,000 Vermonters may be eligible for a refund of Sirius XM satellite radio charges from between July 28, 2008, and December 4, 2014, if they file a complaint by May 1, 2015. The average consumer refund is $95. Consumers must file the complaint forms found here, showing a loss that has not already been resolved by Sirius XM. Complaints should be sent to: Sirius XM, PO Box 33059, Detroit MI 48232-5059. Consumers are advised to keep a copy of their completed complaint forms.