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CVPS: Finances, energy planning, reliability are top priorities

Tue, 05/06/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

May 6, 2008
CVPS: Finances, energy planning, reliability are top priorities
RUTLAND, VT. - Securing new energy sources, returning to investment grade and ensuring continued service quality and reliability will be the top priorities for Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE-CV) in 2008 and beyond, President Bob Young told shareholders at the company's annual meeting May 6, 2008.
"We're at a crossroads in planning Vermont's energy future," Young said. "That is the single greatest issue facing the company in the next five to six years."
Energy planning

Douglas vetoes Yankee decommissioning fund bill

Tue, 05/06/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Douglas vetoes Yankee decommissioning fund bill
Governor Douglas, as expected, today (May 7, 2008) vetoed S373, "An act relating to full funding of decommissioning costs of a nuclear plant." The bill would have required the owners of the Entergy Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon to guarantee the full cost of decommissioning the plant at the time of its decommissioning.

Symington and Shumlin react to governor's veto of Yankee decommissioning bill

Tue, 05/06/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Statement from Speaker Symington and President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin on Governor Douglas' Veto of the Decommissioning Bill
By vetoing the decommissioning bill, S. 373, today, Governor Douglas chose to stand in the way of protecting Vermonters from the potential financial risk if the Entergy Corporation sells Vermont Yankee to a highly leveraged company. With this veto Governor Douglas showed clearly that his allegiance is to a multi-billion dollar out of state
corporation instead of to Vermonters.

Dale Carnegie Training® presents its Highest Achievement Award to Stacey Steinmetz

Sun, 05/04/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

May 5, 2008 - Stacey Steinmetz, Supreme Dreamer and Schemer at Magic Hat Brewing Company, received the Highest Achievement Award upon graduation from the Dale Carnegie Course. The class voted Steinmetz the recipient of this award for demonstrating professional development, outstanding presentation skills and interpersonal competence.

Vermont Named Finalist for MacArthur Foundation Rental Housing Preservation Program

Sun, 05/04/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Montpelier - May 1, 2008 The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has selected a proposal by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and the Vermont Housing Finance Agency to compete for up to $5 million in new funding to support state rental housing preservation efforts. The Vermont agencies would use the funding to restructure financing, increase energy efficiency, and provide support services to frail elders and formerly homeless individuals.

BMA's Prinicipal Kirk Moore Achieves LEED AP

Thu, 05/01/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

BENNINGTON, VT BMA Architects & Planners is pleased to announce that Kirk Moore AIA, Principal Architect, has earned the United States Green Building Councils (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional certification.

Kirk will lead BMA in the design of sustainable, cost effective buildings for both new and adaptive reuse projects as more and more clients look to the firm for long-term solutions to reduce their buildings global impact and overall building costs.

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