Senators consider requiring utilities to buy more local renewables

VTDigger: Senators are considering a bill that would require utilities to buy more of their electricity from newer, local renewables — a proposal supported by environmental advocates and solar developers.

But the state Department of Public Service has cost concerns. They think if utilities have to buy more renewables, including from out-of-state, they should have to reduce the amount of power they have to get from small, in-state projects, which can be more expensive.

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