This article shows the following:
- Gross state product growth was 13.08% faster than state budget growth, a desirable condition, during the Douglas years,
- GSP growth was 45.5% slower than state budget growth, an undesirable condition, during the Shumlin years.
- The state government needs to decrease the burden of taxes, fees and surcharges on the anemic private sector.
See attached spreadsheet with sources of…Continue
Added by Willem Post on September 11, 2017 at 11:21pm — No Comments
TransCanada, TC, purchased 13 hydro power plants, total capacity 560 MW, on the Connecticut and Deerfield Rivers from bankrupt USGen New England for $505 million in 2005. Almost all of the plants are located in New Hampshire. All plants and their drainage areas are shown on an enlarged map. See URL.
The current Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, licenses of the Wilder, Bellows Falls and Vernon Plants expire in 2018. The renewal process takes about 5…Continue
Added by Willem Post on September 5, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
The original SPEED program, started in July 2010, was repealed and replaced by Act 56 of 2015, the Renewable Portfolio Standard, RPS, act, which requires 55% of utility retail electricity sales to be from renewable sources by 2017; 75% by 2032. The SPEED program replacement is called Standard Offer, SO, as described in 30 VSA 8005b.
SO projects, 2.2 MW or less:
Those projects have a cap of 127.5 MW by 2022; about 60,850 kW, all energy sources, has been…Continue
Added by Willem Post on September 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments