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Post  News Buzzard on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:34 am

They get 100% of their electricity from wind, water and biomass:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/15/3567307/vermont-renewable-power/

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Post  News Hawk on Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:20 am

News Buzzard wrote:They get 100% of their electricity from wind, water and biomass:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/15/3567307/vermont-renewable-power/
Their backup is fossil fuels.

As long as the wood chips come from Vermont—and not New Hampshire, I approve.

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Post  News Hawk on Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:45 pm

"...But some states are beginning to revolt against the federal nutrition standards. In Massachusetts, an uprising over lost bake sale revenue led the state to repeal the standards for fundraisers. Two New York school districts abandoned the national school lunch program altogether after participation dropped precipitously. Other states are struggling with a “plate waste” epidemic estimated to cost more than $1 billion.

U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics indicate student school lunch participation is down nationwide in conjunction with the nutrition standards of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. More than 1 million students have chosen to opt out of eating school lunches. In Vermont, the number of students participating in school lunches over the past year has dropped from 54,209 to 51,537....
http://www.boston.com/health/2014/09/12/bye-bye-brownies/rcMtjKnVJCnFe75mQgqvtK/story.html

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Post  red_hill on Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:57 am

Burlington VT is a great little city.

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Post  WHL on Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:19 am

And lucky to be able to use Canada's hydropower.
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Post  red_hill on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:14 am


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Post  News Buzzard on Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:49 pm

That's true!

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