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PLATTSBURGH | Localities across the North Country are grappling with how to accommodate the influx of cryptocurrency miners flocking to their communities allured by cheap electricity rates. more

The Sun

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CHESTERTOWN | The Chester Town Board will be considering a proposal from Hill Electric for a roughly $30,000 project to install LED lighting in Chester Town Hall. more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | Construction began two weeks ago with the excavation of a limited access road that will lead to a new solar-power array site... more

The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER | Vermont’s landmark energy policies are not solving the problems they were designed to solve, according to a March 12 report from Vermonters for a Clean Environment. more

The Vermont Eagle

RUTLAND TOWN | One of Rutland County’s largest solar array facilities is planned for agricultural land owned by Thomas Dairy property in 2018. more

The Vermont Eagle

ALBANY | Local National Grid customers will see an 11 percent increase in their electricity and gas rates over the next three years. more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh Common Council last Thursday passed a moratorium that will temporarily halt new commercial cryptocurrency operations from moving into the city for the next 18 months. more

The Sun

PLATTSBURGH | Mayor Colin Read is optimistic that rather than subsidizing cryptocurrency mining operations, city ratepayers could see some benefit. more

The Sun

As Vermont prepares for the July 1 legalization of “personal possession” of marijuana and next year’s looming legislative battle over full commercial cultivation and sale, there’s more bad news about the impact of marijuana use on suicide and traffic more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | After a divisive start in Pownal last July, the Vermont Council on Rural Development has targeted Randolph for its next community to participate in the Climate Economy Model Communities program. more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermonters have stayed warm during winter since the days native Abenaki people hunted the woods and streams of  the future Green Mountain State. more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Billing itself as 350.org’s climate-resistance campaign, Fossil Free Fast kicked off an anti-Trump campaign 2020 lobbying effort Wednesday via the internet. more

The Vermont Eagle

RUTLAND | In a filing with the Vermont Public Utility Commission, Green Mountain Power is seeking to lower bills for customers by $6 million. more

The Vermont Eagle

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NEW HAVEN | As of March of last year, the New Haven Town Plan cites Green Mountain Power as indicating that only a small portion of New Haven’s east side has available capacity left on its distribution lines. more

The Vermont Eagle

Low energy prices have helped lead the United States to its 101st consecutive month of economic recovery, the third longest in history, Vermont State Economist Tom Kavet on Nov. 30 told a one-day gathering of the Vermont Legislature. more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Devin Thurber, an engineering technician at SEC-Structural Energy Corp. in Middlebury, stands alongside a Smartflower solar-power array at the SEC’s office on Exchange Street. more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) has co-signed a letter expressing concern over drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). more

The Sun

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Vermont utilities have to import “offset” nuclear power via New Hampshire’s Seabrook Nuclear Power Station, a zero-carbon, high energy workhorse. more

Editorials

Here’s an interesting insight into the arcane world of global renewable energy politics, based on the Oct. 30 column in Forbes by widely-read energy blogger Rod Adams. more

The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER | In Colorado, commercial marijuana cultivation comprises about half of all demand for new electricity. more

The Vermont Eagle

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  • The world's first nuclear power plant to produce electricity from the atom: Experimental Breeder Reactor 1, in the Great Basin Desert of Idaho. Photo taken July 2014.

  • Pictured: View of a SunCommon solar array at a residence from Dog Team Road in New Haven, Vt. The commercial array was built in 2014 in a residential zone. A similar commercial array is being proposed for a residential site Howland Road in Hubbardton, Vt.

  • Vermont's anti-nuclear activists helped shut down Vermont Yankee, now another nuclear power plant, Seabrook Station in New Hampshire—a power plant that Clamshell Alliance activists tried to stop in the 1970s—is now helping to keep the lights on in Vermont. (Jim Richmond photo)

  • Life-long Vermonters fleeing state for opportunities elsewhere (Photo: Wordpress)

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    Emily Masonville performs with the senior band during the annual spring concert on May 19 at Schroon Lake Central School.

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