$1.7 million awarded to clean energy projects in Vermont

first_imgName of AwardeeTownDescription of ProjectGrant $ Amount VT Law SchoolS. RoyaltonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of building (new home to Poverty Law & Environment Law Ctrs)250,000Burlington CollegeBurlingtonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of two old RC Diocese bldgs for the new home of Burlington College233,000VCFA (Fine Arts)MontpelierThermal energy efficiency retrofit of ten buildings and install one new insulated roof233,000North Country HospitalNewportExtend existing biomass district heating to new campus bldg149,478Castleton State CollegeCastletonThermal energy efficiency retrofit of Woodruff Hall137,964 Middlebury CollegeMiddleburyThermal energy efficiency retrofits of three old bldgs137,000College of St JosephRutlandInstall Sto Exterior Insulation systems on two dorm buildings122,749Goddard CollegePlainfieldInstallation of a wood chip district heating system for 22 buildings.100,000Marlboro CollegeMarlboroThermal energy efficiency retrofit in Dalrymple classroom building83,258NOTCH (Northern Tier Ctr for Health)RichfordThermal energy efficiency retrofit & upgrades (pumps, controls, meters, heat recovery) in Mill bldg72,500Brattleboro RetreatBrattleboroPurchase & install new highly efficient oil boiler (allow switch from #6 to #2 fuel oil)50,000VT Tech. CollegeRandolph CtrInstallation of a geothermal heat pump system to provide heating/cooling to the Allen House which is the home of VTC’s Ctr For Sustainable Practices50,000Visiting Nurses AssocColchesterThermal energy efficiency retrofit measures, including the replacement of 15 aged heat pumps50,000East Dorset & Dorset Fire DistrictsDorset, E. DorsetThermal energy efficiency retrofit at two fire station buildings37,052 The Vermont Clean Energy Development Board has awarded over $1.7 million worth of grants supporting 14 clean energy projects at public serving institutions across the state. The Clean Energy Development Board is excited to support these public serving institutions with clean energy grants. These funds will help these institutions save energy and money which will, in turn, benefit Vermonters throughout the State. said CED Board co-Chair Robert Dostis.The grants allocate funds received by Vermont from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In 2009 the state legislature allocated $2 million of the ARRA funds to be used to support clean energy projects at public serving institutions which was defined as hospitals, colleges, universities and government buildings. We are pleased to put these funds to work helping to stimulate the economy, create jobs and increase the state s investment in clean energy, while at the same time supporting these important public serving institutions said Sam Swanson, CED Board co-chair.The CEDF was created by the Legislature in 2005 to increase the development of renewable energy and combined heat and power technologies. The CEDF is funded by two MOU s with Entergy VT Yankee steaming from the plant s dry cask storage and power up-rate. In 2009, the fund received $31.5 million from the federal government under ARRA. Total Grants:$ 1,706,001 Source: Vermont Clean Energy Development Board. 6.16.2010last_img read more

Win eases pressure on Allardyce

first_imgSam Allardyce emerged triumphant from what has been called the P45 derby, with West Ham securing an unprecedented third win over Tottenham in a single season to ensure survival and heap further pressure on counterpart Tim Sherwood. Their form heading into the match could not have been any different – the hosts failed to win in April, while Spurs were unbeaten – yet the clubs share similar stories when it comes to managerial uncertainty. Sherwood’s impressive win ratio has not been enough to stop speculation on his future that will no doubt intensify after West Ham ended a four-match losing streak with a 2-0 win in their final home match of what Allardyce acknowledged has been a “testing campaign”. The fans made their frustration known during last weekend’s defeat at West Brom with anti-Allardyce chants and banners, although those same supporters will have no doubt left the Boleyn Ground in a better mood after beating Spurs for a third time this campaign. An even, entertaining opening was blown apart midway through the first half by Younes Kaboul’s red card, which was followed minutes later by Harry Kane accidentally nodding Andy Carroll’s header past his own goalkeeper. The east Londoners doubled that lead just before the break after Paulinho and Emmanuel Adebayor left an embarrassingly large gap in the wall, which Stewart Downing’s free-kick duly exploited to ripple the back of the net. Only the inspired form of France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris prevented West Ham from adding more in the second half, with the poor displays of those ahead of him meaning there would be no respite at the end of a difficult week for Sherwood. His side began well enough at the Boleyn Ground, with Kane close to an opening goal after 52 seconds when West Ham goalkeeper Adrian’s rushed clearance ricocheted off him and spun wide. Adebayor was unable to cap a wonderful, flowing team move by striking tamely at Adrian soon after, before Carroll saw appeals for handball against Kane fall on deaf ears. Michael Dawson appeared to then handle from the resulting corner, from which the ball broke to Guy Demel and his looping strike came off the crossbar. Adrian saved a Paulinho header on goal and Downing blazed over as play swung from end-to-end, until the dimensions changed in West Ham’s favour in the 25th minute. A wicked deflection saw the ball looped over Spurs backline into the path of Downing, who, having left Danny Rose in his wake, continued on goal until being bundled over by a brainless challenge by Kaboul. Referee Phil Dowd deemed him to be the last man and showed a straight red card, with Lloris having to be at his best to stop Carroll venomously firing home the free-kick that followed. The ball went out for a corner and when Mark Noble swung it across, West Ham ended their 257-minute wait for a goal, with Carroll’s header going in via an unfortunate deflection off Kane. It was a horrible moment for the 20-year-old forward, who was replaced moments later by defender Vlad Chiriches in a bid to stem West Ham’s increasing momentum. George McCartney came close to netting at the backpost before Rose almost put into his own goal, with Lloris then doing exceptionally to turn Matt Taylor’s goalbound strike around the post. The France goalkeeper could only do so much, though, and his team-mates let him down as West Ham doubled their advantage a minute before the break. Downing hit a reasonable free-kick that would have hit the wall had Adebayor and Paulinho not parted, allowing the ball to sneak through past the Spurs goalkeeper. It was a shocking goal which was almost added to by a Carroll volley in first-half stoppage time. West Ham continued strongly after the restart as Mo Diame’s overhead kick produced an exquisite save from Lloris, who did well to stop Kevin Nolan scoring the follow-up before Taylor curled just wide. The Spurs goalkeeper’s one-man stand continued as Carroll flicked the ball on to Nolan, with the onrushing goalkeeper spreading himself to block behind. Adrian fumbled a Christian Eriksen cross in a rare threatening moment for Lloris’ counterpart, with Sherwood bringing on Sandro and Roberto Soldado in a bid to change the dynamics of the match. The latter quickly had an impact, receiving a booking after kicking Diame and manhandling Nolan before striking across the face of goal. Sandro was also at the heart of things in the closing stages, blocking a shot, picking up a booking and then seeing appeals for a handball against Taylor ignored. Adrian did wonderfully to tip over a late Rose strike, which saw West Ham end a 10-match wait for a clean sheet. Press Associationlast_img read more