Vermont utility seeks renewable energy moratorium
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.MORE IN This Just InThe U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the U.S. Full Story
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