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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:40 PM
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Vermont seeking ideas for secure electric future
http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20...

MONTPELIER Vermonters have been enjoying a stable electricity supply compared to their New England neighbors during the last few years. Long-term power contracts with the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant and Hydro-Quebec network of dams have meant predictable and, at least recently, fairly low power prices compared to those paid in Massachusetts, Connecticut and some other Northeastern states.

Vermont, unlike its neighbors, has retained a fully regulated market for electricity, something states that once led the vanguard on deregulation now look at with envy.

Over the next decade those contracts will end and state and legislative officials are asking Vermonters to help them prepare.

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"We have very imperfect choices on our plate. There are trade-offs to every decision," said Speaker of the House Gaye Symington, D-Jericho.

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pooja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:44 PM
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1. I know that before I left, they were putting windmills on the top of hills
I had a class trip to see the project... Very cool... and it was over 10 yrs ago now. Between the river systems they have and the wind possibilty's I think they will manage.
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