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North Country News
10:45 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

VT Lawmakers, AARP Urge Consumer Advocacy In Rate Cases

Vermont Statehouse
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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.

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

VT Narrowing Ideas To Reach Long-Term Energy Goal

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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.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Study Finds No Problems With Vermont Wind Project

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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.

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North Country News
4:15 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Vermont Report Finds No Smart Meter Radiation Danger

Smart Meter Testing
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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.

The report is based upon laboratory testing and field measurements of some wireless smart meters being used by Green Mountain Power and the Burlington Electric Department.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Public Service Board Asks Court to Deny New England Coalition Petition

Vermont Yankee
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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.  On Monday, the Vermont Department of Public Service asked the Court to deny that petition.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Public Service Department Investigating Excessive Turbine Noise

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.

The noise started early Saturday morning and continued through the weekend until late Sunday afternoon.  Some residents of the Albany, Vermont area say turbines from the Lowell Mountain project sounded like  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.

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