Shumlin awards solar deal to campaign supporter

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Sep 12, 2013
 
Shumlin awards solar deal to firm of campaign supporter

http://vtdigger.org/2013/09/11/shumlin-awards...
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Sep 12, 2013
 
Gov. Peter Shumlin announced what could be the largest solar project in Vermont history Wednesday, teaming up with AllEarth Renewables to build up to 5 megawatts worth of solar trackers in connection with state buildings. David Blittersdorf Shumlin’s longtime political ally and contributor, David Blittersdorf, is the founder and CEO of AllEarth Renewables, but the Shumlin administration says politics had nothing to do with this decision.
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Nothing that Scumlin does surprises me anymore. I just wish that dopes would stop voting him into office.
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Sep 13, 2013
 
Meanwhile back on the farm, GMP has a new toy for our school aged children to aid with their indoctrination (science curriculum). They are having a contest to name their new mechanical cow....ant ideas?
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Scott

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The very obvious response we should make is to vote republican.
Mike Mulligan

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Hey, why don't we have no state government...
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Everybody seems to be fed up with Vermont these days. And everybody says they are broke and can't move. What is going to happen to a state that so many don't like any more? Should Vermont invest in seeking out the type of people who would love to live here? Could they make an exchange with the ones who want to flee?
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Que Pasa wrote:
Everybody seems to be fed up with Vermont these days. And everybody says they are broke and can't move. What is going to happen to a state that so many don't like any more? Should Vermont invest in seeking out the type of people who would love to live here? Could they make an exchange with the ones who want to flee?
No. We should start to promote republican candidates and then vote for them. Every single state with similar issues are controlled by a large democratic majority. The democrats are the problem.
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A nation of traders and image makers...
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No. We should start to promote republican candidates and then vote for them. Every single state with similar issues are controlled by a large democratic majority. The democrats are the problem.
Good luck with that!
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Yea, because the republicans push issues of the 1%ers. Their issues can’t carry the majority.
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Scott wrote:
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No. We should start to promote republican candidates and then vote for them. Every single state with similar issues are controlled by a large democratic majority. The democrats are the problem.
How do you get people to be willing to vote Republican?
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Mike Mulligan wrote:
Hey, why don't we have no state government...
I am mocking you!

God willing, then I will reform the NH prison system from within.
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I went against the government today, and got thrown in jail. But the jail couldn't stand me and threw me out!
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Sep 16, 2013
 
Six hundredconcetend citizens went to the meeting on the Canidian gas pipeline to cross Addison County VT.
http://vtdigger.org/2013/09/11/opponents-of-n...

I like this comment:

"just a few wild guesses:

there is more to life than money.

the average home/business can save 25-40% of its energy costs without switching to a new fuel.

natural gas is the methadone to our oil addiction.

the fracked natural gas bubble is going to make the dot-com and housing bubbles seem benign."
- See more at: http://vtdigger.org/2013/09/11/opponents-of-n...
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Sep 16, 2013
 
Wondering how Shumlin is going to scam them this time?
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Sep 16, 2013
 
Oh, and yes I meant to write conceded.

When we protested Vermont Yankee to promote Shumlin's energy plan, we were agreeing to Canidian Gas. Now that Vermont Yankee's days are ending the protest aims towards gas. Six hundred conceded Vermonters now turn their attention to the Shumlin plan. We are seeing it all over the state: wind, fracking, tar sands, gas....That's why they kept Seabrook nuclear in their pocket.
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Sep 16, 2013
 
Not So Fast With Renewables

To the Editor:

Green Mountain Power, in its efforts to make Rutland the renewable energy capital of Vermont, is to be commended. Indeed, its public relations campaign has succeeded so well that its virtues are daily extolled in editorials and publicly praised by politicians and even the police chief.

Is it any wonder that under the capable hands of GMP CEO Mary Powell and her enabling partner, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, that all the hills of Vermont will soon be humming turbine tunes and its valleys abloom with photovoltaic cells?

But not so fast, please, lest we laud too much; it is not all altruistic.

GMP stands to benefit mightily from its efforts. Each installation of a renewable energy device by GMP is highly subsidized by taxpayers and commands prices from ratepayers that are more than three times the cost of base-load power.

The Shumlin administration and its minions on the Public Service Board are working to make wind and solar power, which now account for less than 2 percent of the state’s power, to contribute 90 percent by 2020. That is an insane proposition; it is a physical improbability.

But it is politically attractive, so let’s cap all those hills with wind towers and fill all the valley slopes with solar panels.

But again, not so fast. According to a Wall Street Journal commentary by David Garman and Samuel Thernstrom (“Europe’s Renewables Romance Fades,” July 30), Denmark hopes to get 50 percent of its electricity from wind by 2020 (it now accounts for 30 percent), and Germany aims to receive 35 percent of its electricity from wind and solar (now 12 percent) by 2020.

“(T)he honeymoon with renewable is ending as the practical challenges become clear: The first challenge is cost,” Garman and Thernstrom write.“Germany has invested more than $350 billion in renewable energy deployment and its households pay the highest power costs in Europe, except for the Danish. On average Germans and Danes pay roughly 300 percent more for residential electricity than Americans do.”

Reliability is also an issue. Dependence on renewable energy equals potential blackouts.

William Kevan

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