Vermont Department of Public Service http://wamc.org en VT Lawmakers, AARP Urge Consumer Advocacy In Rate Cases http://wamc.org/post/vt-lawmakers-aarp-urge-consumer-advocacy-rate-cases <p></p><p></p><p>Leaders from the Vermont Legislature and an organization that represents the interests of older Vermonters are at the state House of Representatives to urge passage of a bill that would give consumers and small businesses more influence in utility regulation cases heard by the Public Service Board. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 03:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81307 at http://wamc.org VT Lawmakers, AARP Urge Consumer Advocacy In Rate Cases VT Narrowing Ideas To Reach Long-Term Energy Goal http://wamc.org/post/vt-narrowing-ideas-reach-long-term-energy-goal <p></p><p></p><p>The state of Vermont is narrowing its suggestions about how to meet its long-term goal of getting 90 percent of the state's energy from renewable sources by mid-century. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 80078 at http://wamc.org VT Narrowing Ideas To Reach Long-Term Energy Goal Study Finds No Problems With Vermont Wind Project http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-no-problems-vermont-wind-project <p></p><p></p><p>An independent study of noise generated by a Sheffield wind project commissioned by the Vermont Department of Public Service found that noise levels from the turbines were below state limits. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 03:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 67523 at http://wamc.org Study Finds No Problems With Vermont Wind Project Vermont Report Finds No Smart Meter Radiation Danger http://wamc.org/post/vermont-report-finds-no-smart-meter-radiation-danger <p></p><p></p><p>A report on the dangers of smart meters prepared for the Vermont Department of Public Service says the radio frequency fields associated with the devices emit only a small fraction of the limits set by the Federal Communications Commission.<br><br><a href="http://publicservice.vermont.gov/node/224">The report</a> is based upon laboratory testing and field measurements of some wireless smart meters being used by Green Mountain Power and the Burlington Electric Department. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56362 at http://wamc.org Vermont Report Finds No Smart Meter Radiation Danger Public Service Board Asks Court to Deny New England Coalition Petition http://wamc.org/post/public-service-board-asks-court-deny-new-england-coalition-petition <p>Last week, the New England Coalition filed a complaint with the Vermont Supreme Court asking for an injunction to force the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to cease operations until the Public Service Board rules on a Certificate of Public Good - the state’s operating license.&nbsp; On Monday, the Vermont Department of Public Service asked the Court to deny that petition.<br> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53690 at http://wamc.org Public Service Board Asks Court to Deny New England Coalition Petition Public Service Department Investigating Excessive Turbine Noise http://wamc.org/post/public-service-department-investigating-excessive-turbine-noise <p>Northeast Kingdom residents near a newly constructed wind-power project on Lowell Mountain have complained to the state about an extremely loud and continuous noise that occurred throughout the weekend.<br><br>The noise started early Saturday morning and continued through the weekend until late Sunday afternoon.&nbsp; Some residents of the Albany, Vermont area say turbines from the Lowell Mountain project sounded like&nbsp; jet engines or a tornado that would not stop. Don Nelson says he heard it as soon as he got up at 5:30 Saturday morning.<br> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 51618 at http://wamc.org Public Service Department Investigating Excessive Turbine Noise