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Green Mountain College Graduates First MBA Class

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

POULTNEY, VT On Saturday, May 17, Green Mountain College celebrated its first class of graduates from the masters degree program in sustainable business.

GMC President John F. Brennan awarded the MBA degrees to ten students during a 10 a.m. ceremony on the lawn outside the Griswold Library. Vermont Governor James Douglas was the commencement speaker for the event, at which the schools undergraduate students also received degrees.

Douglas, Welch decry White House interference in tailpipe emission waiver

Mon, 05/19/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Douglas, Welch decry White House interference in tailpipe emission waiver
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Governor Jim Douglas said May 20, 2008, that the Bush administration must stop standing in the way of state efforts to limit tailpipe emissions.
Douglas was reacting to reports that after meeting with White House officials Stephen Johnson, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reversed his initial support for a waiver - which Vermont and 13 of other states including California has signed on to - allowing states to establish higher tailpipe emissions standards.

groSolar Brings Solar Hot Water to Fenway Park

Sun, 05/18/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

groSolar Brings Solar Hot Water to Fenway Park
May 19, 2008 - White River Junction, VT --- Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park now has more green than just their field and their 37 foot, two inch left field wall, nicknamed the Green Monster. The major league baseball stadium has been undergoing an environmentally friendly makeover that includes the installation of a solar hot water system by groSolar, North America's premier distributor, installer and integrator of solar power solutions for homes and businesses.

Brookfield Floating Bridge Restricted to Pedestrian Use

Wed, 05/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Brookfield Floating Bridge Restricted to Pedestrian Use

MONTPELIER - The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced May 15, 2008, that the Brookfield Floating Bridge along Route 65 over Sunset Lake will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic for the foreseeable future.

VTrans closes the bridge to vehicular traffic each winter. When the Agency went to reopen the wooden bridge this spring, it showed a loss of buoyancy and settling into the water. The Agency determined it to be unsafe for vehicular traffic, but can remain open to pedestrian use.

National Life Group Announces Major Solar Project

Wed, 05/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

National Life Group Announces Major Solar Project

Montpelier, Vermont - National Life Group has announced that it will install 240 solar panels on the roof of its Montpelier headquarters in what will be one of the largest, if not the largest, solar electric installations in the state of Vermont.

The $500,000 project calls for the installation of 240 300-watt solar panels on the roof of the financial services company. The 77 kW photovoltaic (PV) system will generate enough electricity to power 13 average Vermont homes.

State Awards over $2 Million for Clean Energy Projects

Wed, 05/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

State Awards over $2 Million for Clean Energy Projects

Montpelier, Vermont - The State of Vermont announced today that the Department of Public Service (DPS) will award $2.28 million from the Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) for projects throughout the state. The goal of the CEDF is to increase the development and deployment of combined heat and power (CHP) technologies and renewable energy generation.

Temporary Delays Planned for Interstate 91 in Hartford starting May 19

Wed, 05/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Temporary Delays Planned for Interstate 91
MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) beginning May 19 will conduct a series of temporary delays along Interstate 91 just south of the I-89/I-91 interchange so that work crews can set beams for a new bridge that will cross over the roadway.
The bridge is being constructed by the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste District, who is erecting the structure so trucks can access a new landfill from Route 5 in Hartford.

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