Tag Archives: “Energy

Op - Ed
May 3, 2017

Wind energy: Bad for you, bad for the environment

By Annette Smith

Prospective neighbors of wind turbines heard all the promises: “Quiet as a library.” “Like a baby’s breath.” “The same decibel level as a refrigerator.” The more brazen wind developers claimed, “You will not hear them.”

Then the 450-foot wind towers with their…

News Briefs
May 3, 2017

GMP ranked high for energy storage

RUTLAND—Green Mountain Power earned top spots on Smart Electric Power Alliance’s annual energy storage rankings for 2016.

GMP ranked No.10 for the most storage installed in the country, with two megawatts in 2016. GMP also scored the No. 9 spot for most watts per customer…

State News
April 26, 2017

Vt. ranked second in nation for clean energy momentum, progress

A new report entitled “Clean Energy Momentum: Ranking State Progress” and published by the Union of Concerned Scientists highlighted Vermont for its success in developing a clean energy economy. Vermont ranked second nationally, bested onlyby California.

The report scored states on 12 metrics in the…

Local News
March 22, 2017

Sanders sees “revolution” in energy

The U.S. senator toured Rutland’s Stafford Hill solar farm Friday By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders stood outside a field filled with solar panels in Rutland and told 17-year-old Cameron Wilk that he was looking out at a revolution. “When you’re my…

Welch applauds energy savings at GE plant
Local News
February 1, 2017

Welch applauds energy savings at GE plant

By Evan Johnson

NORTH CLARENDON—During a visit to Rutland County last week, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch visited General Electric Aviation’s Rutland plant, where he applauded the plant’s collaboration with Efficiency Vermont to reduce energy consumption. “I just came from Washington and we could use a…

Local News
January 4, 2017

Four foods that can boost energy levels

Diet can go a long way toward increasing or lowering energy levels. No one wants to consume foods that will make it harder for them to get through the day, so the following are a handful of foods that pack an energetic punch. 1. Cashews:…

Shifts in consciousness

Shifts in consciousness

By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye

This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Sagittarius Moon, in the aftermath of our annual date with the Easter Bunny. If we have managed to transcend the…