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Environmental questions have led to a delay in state approval for a state-of-the-art manure processor and power generator proposed for St. Albans by Green Mountain Power.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a new system of warning lights for wind turbines in Lowell, Vermont.

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Green Mountain Power in Vermont says it is the first utility in the country to start installing the Tesla Powerwall home battery, enabling customers to store power for use during outages.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says it could be the weekend before all electric customers have their power back following a two-day storm that dumped heavy, wet snow across the state.

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Utility workers from Western Massachusetts are heading to Vermont to help crews there restore power to more than 22,000 customers after a Nor’easter blanketed the area with heavy, wet snow.

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Vermont's largest electric utility has been formally recognized as one  of the world's socially conscious companies by winning certification as a B Corporation, meaning it has met a high standard of overall social and environmental performance.

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The Vermont Public Service Board has ordered Green Mountain Power to pay to continuously monitor turbine noise at the Lowell wind project as part of a penalty for noise violations last year.

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Visitors to Burlington’s Waterfront Park will soon have a view unobstructed by power lines and utility poles that are being removed after 56 years.

Four Vermonters are asking the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether the state’s largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about the renewable energy it produces and the credits it receives for that production.

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The Federal Trade Commission is being asked to determine if Vermont's largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about the renewable energy it produces.

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Green Mountain Power says several of its customers have received phone calls from people saying they are associated with the utility and threatening immediate disconnection of service if the customer doesn't pay past due accounts.

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The head of Vermont's largest electric utility says her company is small enough to be able to implement new ways of saving energy and money quickly and efficiently.

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A Vermont couple will sell their farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land along the boundary of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project.

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A Vermont couple is selling their Lowell farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land that is part of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project.

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Power companies across northern New England have struggled to restore power to rural locations since last weekend’s ice storm. Nearly a week after an ice storm coated parts of northern Vermont, some remain without power, and some areas that have been restored are experiencing spot outages.

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Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury now has Vermont's largest school solar array.

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Opponents of the Lowell Mountain Wind project took their case to the Vermont Supreme Court on Thursday, where lawyers argued whether the state improperly permitted the project’s stormwater permits.

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The University of Vermont and Green Mountain Power, Vermont’s largest power company, signed an agreement Tuesday to jointly develop renewable and energy efficiency programs and business.

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The lawyer for six people convicted of protesting construction of Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell says she's disappointed the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the convictions.

A Vermont utility is warning customers about a phone scam.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he's going to encourage his five New England counterparts to work with the company that manages the regional power grid to take better advantage of the fast expanding sources of clean electricity across the region.

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Vermont's Green Mountain Power has been honored by the Solar Electric Power Association for its ongoing efforts to get more electricity from the sun to its customers.

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Vermont's largest electric utility wants to turn the city of Rutland into a national example of energy efficiency while helping the community revitalize itself.

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Vermont's largest electric utility wants to increase its rates by 2.46 percent on Oct. 1 and as much as 2.5 percent on Oct. 1 of 2014.

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Vermont's Department of Public Service is recommending that utility regulators find the Lowell Mountain wind project in violation for exceeding noise limits four times last winter.

A planning commission in St. Johnsbury, Vt., has approved a power company's proposal to build a fishing pier.

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Vermont's largest electric utility says work is getting under way on an energy innovation center in an existing building in downtown Rutland.

Vermont's Green Mountain Power wants permission to install equipment that will boost the amount of electricity that its turbines in the Lowell Mountain wind project can put out in the New England grid.

The Caledonian-Record reports that Lowell wind operators noticed Tuesday that three of the 21 turbines were not producing electricity. They said capacity has been curtailed by ISO-New England, which runs the New England grid.

About 300 unionized workers and Green Mountain Power have reached a five-year labor agreement that brings all employees under one contract after the company's expansion following its merger with the Central Vermont Public Service Corp.

GMP said Tuesday the contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300 brings all union employees together under a single contract.

Vermont's largest electric utility says snow stuck to turbine blades caused a roaring sound that drew noise complaints shortly after the Lowell Mountain turbines started operating.

At least 21 neighbors complained about the noise, which began on the morning of Nov. 3 and lasted into Nov. 4.

The neighbors complained to the Vermont Department of Public Service.

Green Mountain Power spokesman Robert Dostis says the excess noise was caused by the weather conditions.

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