• Vermont utility seeks renewable energy moratorium
     | December 29,2012

    JOHNSON — One of Vermont’s largest utilities is calling on the state to impose a moratorium on renewable energy mandates.

    The board of Vermont Electric Cooperative approved a resolution Thursday seeking a two-year moratorium and formation of a statewide panel that includes customers to develop a renewable energy transition plan.

    About a dozen opponents of wind energy attended the meeting at the co-op’s headquarters in Johnson, where the resolution was passed.

    Co-op CEO Dave Hallquist said the resolution reflects the sentiment of its members who are concerned about finding a balance between rising electric rates and the adoption of greener energy.

    Senators voted against a moratorium in the last legislative session. They say they will continue to press for another vote.

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