House OKs energy bill, kills hold on wind power
MONTPELIER — The House gave final approval Friday to an energy bill that clears the way for an expanded home-generated power program.
February 25, 2006
by Louis Porter, Vermont Press Bureau
in The Times-Argus
There was little dissent over the bill, which passed on a voice vote. A proposed amendment which would have implemented a moratorium on new commercial wind power projects was defeated in a 37-86 vote Friday.
Officials from the state's utilities raised concerns about the expansion of "net-metering" projects, in which a homeowner can connect their power generation system to the power grid. But ultimately they did not object to the bill, which gives the Public Service Board discretion in implementing the changes.
Environmental advocates who support wind power and other types of renewable energy said the measure is a good... [continue via Web link]