Public Service Board

Vermont's largest electric utility wants to increase rates by nearly 5 percent.

wind turbines
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Vermont state officials have issued new energy planning standards that invite regional and town planners to say whether they're willing to welcome large-scale wind energy projects. But 'No' is not an acceptable answer.

The state Public Service Board has cleared Vermont Gas Systems to install pipeline near power lines over concerns that a chemical used to treat utility poles could be disturbed by the construction.

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Vermont's Public Service Board has extended the comment period on a proposed solar array for land along Interstate 91 in Brattleboro.


Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed the vice chairwoman of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee to the Vermont Public Service Board.

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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.