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Vermont Gas sees growing demand and potential for renewable natural gas

Jonathan Mingle, Energy News Network Summary Vermont’s only gas utility wants to offer more RNG to customers in response to demand for decarbonization. In early 2018, Vermont Gas became the first local gas distribution company in the country to give customers the option to purchase...


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VGS plans to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Vermont Business Magazine Summary VGS announced today an ambitious and comprehensive strategy to transform the company and eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The company outlined three key strategies to achieve the near-term goal of a 30% greenhouse gas reduction in customers’...


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Vanguard breaks ground on food waste to energy project

Kelly Maile, Waste Today Summary Vanguard Renewables , Wellesley, Massachusetts, began construction of a new project, which represents a unique partnership between a Vermont college, a local dairy farm and a renewable energy company. Vanguard owns and operates an anaerobic digestion facility...


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Weinberger, BED release Net Zero energy Roadmap

Vermont Biz Summary Vermont Business Magazine Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, joined by Burlington Electric Department (BED) General Manager Darren Springer, City Director of Sustainability Jennifer Green, and other stakeholders, on Sunday publicly released the City’s Net Zero Energy...


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Middlebury wastewater-to-energy proposal gains momentum

John Flowers, Addison Count Independent Summary MIDDLEBURY — Developers of a proposed resource recovery center that would transform industrial wastewater into energy are now seeking the necessary state and local permits to build the facility off Middlebury’s Exchange Street. A multi-million...


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Goddard College institutes carbon neutral plan with woodchip boiler

Vermont Business Magazine Summary At a gathering to celebrate Goddard College’s new woodchip district heating plant, the Biomass Energy Research Center (BERC) and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) released a report Wednesday called Expanded Use of Wood Heating in Vermont . With Vermont’s...


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Weinberger appoints Darren Springer as GM of Burlington Electric

Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Summary Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the appointment of Darren Springer as General Manager of the Burlington Electric Department at a press conference Tuesday morning at BED. Springer brings extensive experience in the energy field to the...


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PUC Ruling: Burlington District Heating System Would Not Need State Permit

Howard Weiss-Tisman, Vermont Public Radio The Public Utility Commission says Burlington would not need a state permit to operate a district heating system that uses steam and heat from the McNeil Plant. Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory / Associated Press Summary If Burlington...


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Burlington's 34-Year-Old District Energy Plan Is Gathering Steam

Katie Jickling, Seven Days Vermont Joseph C. McNeil Generating Station JAMES BUCK Summary David MacDonnell has been working at Burlington's Joseph C. McNeil Generating Station since it first opened in 1984. For 34 years, the biomass plant's dull roar has continued almost unabated,...


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University of Vermont Central Utility Plant: A Half-Century of Growth, Innovation, and Efficiency

Summary The University of Vermont recently celebrated the expansion of its central chilled water plant. The plant building itself was constructed in 1901 as a theater and became a gymnasium in 1915. It has served as the central heating and cooling plant for 50 years and now houses five steam...

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