United States: Vermont Senate backs Hydro-Quebec renewable-energy status

Burlington Free Press: The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to back a bill that grants Hydro-Quebec status as a renewable-energy source, a move supporters say will give Vermonters a better deal on power but that environmentalists contend will discourage creation of new renewable energy. "This change was requested by the utilities as part of their negotiations with Hydro-Quebec," said Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee Chairwoman Virginia Lyons, D-Chittenden. "We were told without this decision ......

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