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Funding announced for clean energy projects

Alternative energy projects ranging from home solar systems to dairy farm methane projects are collectively $1.3 million richer thanks to state-required funding from Entergy Nuclear, the owner of the state's nuclear power plant. Of the $1.3 million, $500,000 is slated for the 3-year-old Vermont Solar and Small Wind Incentive Program, which provides grants for solar electric, small wind and solar hot water systems for residences and businesses.

Nearly the same amount will help three Franklin County dairy farms access power lines to implement cow manure-generated electricity.

Some $100,000 will help Vermont schools install wood boilers. The remainder of the money will pay for a public engagement process, administrative costs, other alternative technologies, and be added to an agricultural economic development special account.

The Department of Public Service will award the Clean Energy Development Fund monies over the coming months.

The Clean Energy Fund was established in 2005 as part of an agreement between the state and Entergy. The purpose of the fund is to "promote the development and deployment of cost-effective and environmentally sustainable electric power resources -- primarily with respect to renewable energy resources and the use of combined heat and power technologies -- for the long-term benefit of Vermont electric customers," according to a release from the Department of Public Service.

Entergy will pay $6 million to $7.2 million to the Clean Energy Development Fund each year through 2012, according to the Department of Public Service . On the Web For application information... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Nearly the same amount will help three Franklin County dairy farms access power lines to implement cow manure-generated electricity.

Some $100,000 will help Vermont schools install wood boilers. The remainder of the money will pay for a public engagement process, administrative costs, other alternative technologies, and be added to an agricultural economic development special account.

The Department of Public Service will award the Clean Energy Development Fund monies over the coming months.

The Clean Energy Fund was established in 2005 as part of an agreement between the state and Entergy. The purpose of the fund is to "promote the development and deployment of cost-effective and environmentally sustainable electric power resources -- primarily with respect to renewable energy resources and the use of combined heat and power technologies -- for the long-term benefit of Vermont electric customers," according to a release from the Department of Public Service.

Entergy will pay $6 million to $7.2 million to the Clean Energy Development Fund each year through 2012, according to the Department of Public Service . On the Web For application information about the Vermont Solar and Small Wind Incentive Program: www.rerc-vt.org/incentives/forms.htm.
Vermont Department of Public Service: publicservice.vermont.gov.


Source: http://www.burlingtonfreepr...

JUL 20 2006
https://www.windaction.org/posts/3606-funding-announced-for-clean-energy-projects
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