Tag Archives: Mike Polhamus

State News
February 8, 2017

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 intended to curb the use…

PSB finalizes new net metering rules
State News
September 7, 2016

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 lucrative for small-scale producers and may…

State News
August 24, 2016

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 just over $20…

Local News
January 27, 2016

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 Stockbridge.

Opponents of the rule…