John Dillon http://nhpr.org en NE States Split Over Power Line Costs Sharing http://nhpr.org/post/ne-states-split-over-power-line-costs-sharing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal regulators are being asked to resolve a regional rift over who should pay for new power lines needed to carry renewable electricity to southern New England.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vermont has joined New Hampshire and Rhode Island to oppose the cost-sharing formula being promoted by Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:08:30 +0000 John Dillon 40467 at http://nhpr.org NE States Split Over Power Line Costs Sharing Vt. Nuclear Plant Shutdown A Sign Of Changing Energy Market http://nhpr.org/post/vt-nuclear-plant-shutdown-sign-changing-energy-market Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>After years of litigation and political jousting, Vermont is set to close its only nuclear power plant by the end of next year. As John Dillon of Vermont Public Radio reports, the plant's closure is a sign of how much the country's energy market is changing.<p>JOHN DILLON, BYLINE: Vermont Yankee is located on the banks of the Connecticut River, close to the Massachusetts border. The reactor went on line in 1972, and its end comes as the state and the Entergy Corp. were locked in a lengthy legal battle over its continued operation. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:29:00 +0000 John Dillon 33926 at http://nhpr.org Proposal To Reverse Flow Of Oil Pipeline Stirs Controversy In New England http://nhpr.org/post/proposal-reverse-flow-oil-pipeline-stirs-controversy-new-england As environmentalists protest a western pipeline, northern New England towns also worry that a pipeline that crosses the region will soon carry tar sands oil from western Canada. Their concerns were heightened recently when the CEO of a local pipeline company told Vermont lawmakers he's looking for new business — including shipping the controversial heavy crude. Two dozen Vermont towns will consider the issue at their annual meetings this month. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:43:00 +0000 John Dillon 23044 at http://nhpr.org