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Vt. Public Service Board rejects biomass plant

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Public Service Board has rejected an application to build a 37-megawatt wood-fired power plant in the town of Springfield.

In its order issued Tuesday, the board ruled the proposal by the North Springfield Sustainable Energy Project would unduly interfere with the orderly development of the region and the power benefits of the plant could be provided in a more cost-effective manner through energy conservation programs and energy-efficiency.

Last fall, a hearing officer for the utility-regulating board recommended that the application for a state permit be rejected because of the excess truck traffic the plant would have generated.

The project would have used wood chips trucked to site and produced low-cost steam heat for the businesses in the industrial park and some neighbors.

Click here to read the decision.

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