Vermont's Energy Future
Ethan Allen Institute commentaries on energy issues
- Electricity Costs Rise in New England, Which Relies on Natural Gas - NYTimes.com
- Yes Vermont Yankee: Buy Local and Help Your Community: Guest Post by Kenyon Webber
- In Federal Appeals Court, Vermont Presents Backwards Economic Arguments | ANS Nuclear Cafe
- Financial Firm Predicts Closure of Vermont Yankee | WAMC
- Column: Lawyers Can’t Rescue a Weak Case | Valley News
- NRC Public Meeting in Brattleboro: The Politics of Intimidation | ANS Nuclear Cafe
- Vermont Tiger: Vermont's Energy Plan
- Radiation Information Network
- Meredith Angwin and Howard Shaffer Receive American Nuclear Society Presidential Citations | ANS Nuclear Cafe
- Save Vermont Yankee
- ANS / Publications / Magazines / Nuclear News
American Nuclear Society Cover Story on Energy Education Project
Vermont Yankee nuclear plant
Citizens of Vermont must make very important choices about energy. To ensure a prosperous and environmentally sound future for Vermont, we must make choices that are informed and realistic.
The Energy Education Project is part of the Ethan Allen Institute. The Project provides reliable and unbiased information about energy in Vermont.
Two energy issues are currently before the people of Vermont.
The future of Vermont Yankee
The Comprehensive Energy Plan and its implementation
Vermont Yankee is currently tied up in several court cases. We have many of the important documents linked to pages on this website: Dockets for Public Service Board and Courts.
The land use implications of the Comprehensive Energy Plan may be unacceptable to Vermont, but have not been studied. We are preparing a white paper on the subject. Meanwhile, we recommend a recent article by Guy Page, now posted at The Energy Collective. Transitioning to Renewable Power: An Expert Describes What It Might Look Like.
On our video page, we have a new video of the Vermont Joint House and Senate Natural Resources Committee hearing on Climate Change. Thanks to Rob Roper for this great new video.
Save Vermont Yankee Facebook Page
Meredith Angwin and Howard Shaffer were administrators of a Facebook Group called Save Vermont Yankee. However, Facebook is phasing out certain Groups, and recommending that Pages be made instead. The new Save Vermont Yankee Facebook Page is up and very active! We hope you Like it! (small pun)
FAQ's about Vermont Yankee
Now that the NRC has renewed Vermont Yankee's license for twenty more years, the focus for the future is on the decisions of the people in Vermont.
We are pleased to present an important new document about Vermont Yankee, written by Richard Schmidt, a nuclear engineer, and edited by George Angwin. FAQs about Vermont Yankee includes information about
-nuclear power advantages and disadvantages
- what types of power are most likely to replace Vermont Yankee if it closes
Information on Vermont Yankee
The Joint Fiscal Committee of the Vermont Legislature keeps this somewhat incomplete list of official Vermont Yankee documents. The base document does not appear on that website at this time, but you can download it here: the Memorandum of Understanding that was agreed upon when Entergy purchased the power plant in 2002. The Public Service Board website on their dockets is out of date. Jeffrey Tranen's testimony in favor of Vermont Yankee was filed in June 2012 but is not yet on the public website. (Warning: Tranen's testimony is a long pdf and may be slow to download.)
History of recent legislative votes concerning Vermont Yankee (relicensing, decommissioning, etc.)