John Dillon http://kgou.org en Vt. Nuclear Plant Shutdown A Sign Of Changing Energy Market http://kgou.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 12419 at http://kgou.org Proposal To Reverse Flow Of Oil Pipeline Stirs Controversy In New England http://kgou.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 22:37:00 +0000 John Dillon 1244 at http://kgou.org