The Vermont Legislature’s Government Accountability Committee recently heard a report on the state’s economic status based on its Genuine Progress Indicator. The G-P-I is an emerging measure of economic activity that some economists say more accurately reflects economic activity than the Gross State or Gross Domestic Product. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with Jon Erickson, Professor of Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont Gund Institute, a leading expert on the Genuine Progress Indicator.
Entergy Corporation plans to cut about 30 jobs at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant by the end of the year. While it’s not good news for the plant nor surrounding community, Vermont Yankee supporters say the real concern is the state’s continuing effort to shutter the plant.