As the legal uncertainty
surrounding the Vermont Yankee plant continues, an anti-nuclear group wants
utility regulators to take a time out in order to let the state Supreme Court
resolve some of the issues.
legal debate over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is heating up at
federal appeals court and at the state Public Service Board. The
state this week laid out a detailed case for why the plant should not get a new
20 year state permit to operate.
State regulators have delivered
strong words of warning to developers of a Georgia Mountain wind project. The company has admitted it
has violated conditions of its state permit. And the Public Service Board is
considering imposing penalties.
regulators are taking a closer look at what kinds of information utilities
should be allowed to keep secret. In
recent years, power companies have opted not to reveal the price they’ve agreed
to pay under certain power contracts. And the Public Service Board is asking
whether this kind of secrecy is always justified.
State officials say Green Mountain Power will not get the environmental permits it needs to
start work August 1st on its Lowell Mountain wind project because their permit review cannot be rushed by the utility company’s construction deadline.