Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will sign into law a bill promoting renewable energy development and clean energy jobs in Vermont on May 25 in South Burlington. H.56, The Vermont Energy Act of 2011 continues Vermont’s efforts to promote a green economy and energy independence. It expands and improves Vermont’s successful net metering program which allows Vermont ratepayers to generate their own energy with renewable systems and run their meter backwards when producing excess power. Recognizing the peak power savings of net metered solar, the new bill creates a financial incentive to catalyze more net metered solar by requiring utilities to offer a 20¢ credit to solar net metering customers for the energy they produce.Governor, Peter Shumlin is slated to sign the bill on May 25 at the commissioning of a 150kW solar array at the Farm at South Village in South Burlington developed by Burlington-based Encore Redevelopment and installed by Montpelier’s Alteris Renewables. The array will provide carbon-free electricity for 100% of the Farm at South Village and South Village Community’s energy consumption needs. The array will also provide clean energy to the City of South Burlington for the City’s traffic lights. Martha Staskus, Chair of the Board of Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), the organization that supported and promoted this legislation says the bill helps keep Vermont on the map as a leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency. ‘The bill will spur the development of new local renewable energy, produce economic growth, and continue to grow clean jobs.’The bill also prevents a gap in funding for the successful Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF). This fund makes it more affordable for Vermont homeowners and businesses to install small-scale renewable energy systems. The bill includes expansions Vermont’s existing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) districts, a program that allows towns to offer loans to homeowners looking to make energy efficiency retrofits. Other provisions provide incentives for consumers looking to install high efficiency biomass heating systems. It also establishes low sulfur and biofuel mandates for heating oil sold in Vermont, timed to match implementation by surrounding states. Date: May 25, 2011 Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pmLocation: South Village Communities, 130 Allen Road East, S. Burlington, VT. About Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), www.REVermont.org(link is external) REV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing nearly 300 businesses, individuals, colleges and others committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and expanding the availability of renewable sources of energy in Vermont. REV works as the only advocacy organization dedicated solely to advancing renewable energy and efficiency in the state.
Frank W. Cox, 60, of Osgood passed away at 12:30am Monday, February 8, 2016 at his home. He was born at Milan on January 16, 1956 the son of Monroe and Avis Cornett Cox. He was married to Blanche Palmer on July 19, 1975 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Frank Jr. (Carol) of Sunman and Jason (Sondra) of Osgood; one granddaughter Natalie Cox; his father-in-law Claude Palmer, Jr. of Osgood; one brother Donald (Jane) Cox of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; one sister Shirley Hamilton of Brownstown. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jesse. Mr. Cox was a 1974 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School and also attended the Southeastern Career Center where he studied building trades. He spent his entire working career as a carpenter being employed with Comer Buildings and also F. A. Wilhelm Construction in Indianapolis as well as being self-employed. In his spare time Frank was an avid mushroom hunter, loved tinkering in his garage, watching football, and playing corn hole. Frank was a member of the Osgood Sons of the Legion. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Frank’s brother-in-law Pastor Steve Palmer officiating. Visitation will begin at 5pm. Frank’s wishes were to be cremated which will follow Wednesday’s funeral services. Memorials may be given to Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.
Atletico Madrid face an anxious wait over the fitness of Thomas Partey and Croatian international Sime Vrsaljko, ahead of their Champions League clash with RB Leipzig on August 13. The Ghanaian international came off in the second half of Atletico’s final La Liga game of the 2019-20 season, with Simeone confirming he was struggling with a muscle injury.Advertisement Loading… Read Also: Video: Chelsea legend breaks glass Russian Cup during celebrationsIf he is passed fit to face the Bundesliga side next month, Partey is set to line up in midfield alongside Koke and Saul Niguez.Partey played a key role in Atletico’s last 16 two legged win over defending champions Liverpool.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Reports from Marca claim Partey missed the club’s first training session following a brief end of season break, alongside Vrsaljko, who is battling a knee problem. Partey has been linked with a move to Premier League side Arsenal in recent weeks, with Atletico rumoured to be determined to hold out for his full €50m release clause. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Runner Who Makes Elaborate Artwork With His Feet And A Map8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World