State News

Bills seek to limit plastic bags

By Mike Polhamus, VTDiggger Plastic bags are sometimes said to last forever, but they might not last much longer in Vermont after legislators last week introduced a bill to ban single-use carryout bags. The bill, H.105, is one of two […]

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State News

PSB finalizes new net metering rules

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger.org The Public Service Board has finalized new rules that it says are meant in part to slow the pace of solar development under the popular electricity net metering program. The changes could make the program less […]

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State News

GMP to buy 14 more hydroelectric dams

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger.org Vermont’s largest electric utility has committed to purchase 14 hydroelectric dams in New England and to get power from two others—a buy that will net Green Mountain Power an added 17 megawatts of energy production for […]

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Local News

Panel rejects ATVs on state land

By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger.org Lawmakers Thursday, Jan. 14, rejected proposed rules allowing ATVs on state-owned land. The rules would have permitted four-wheelers on a 0.4-mile stretch of former logging road that would be called the Les Newell Connector Trail, near […]

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