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Developer won't appeal Vt. board biomass decision

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) - The lead developer for a wood-fired power plant in Springfield, Vt., says he won't try to appeal a state board's decision to deny a permit.

Last month, the Vermont Public Service Board rejected an application to build the 37-megawatt plant, saying it 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.

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

Adam Winstanley of Winstanley Enterprises tells the Eagle Times he and project partner Weston Solutions reviewed the decision carefully and feel it would be a "high bar" to overturn the ruling.

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