Homeowners, businesses, and renewable energy manufacturers, installers and developers will discuss the role of Vermont’s net-metering law in creating jobs and deploying home-grown renewable energy to Vermonters at a State House press conference Friday.Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), the state’s leading trade association for the renewable energy industry, will be holding a press conference on Friday with House Natural Resources and Energy Committee leadership to address expanding Vermont’s successful net-metering program.Afterward, the group will testify before the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee at 1:00 p.m.The testimony will address how expanding Vermont’s successful net metering program will create jobs and support renewable energy generation statewide at no cost to state government.WHAT: Press conference with legislators, homeowners, businesses and Vermont renewable energy leaders on expanding net metering lawsWHEN: Friday, January 28th, 2011, 12:00 p.m.WHERE: Cedar Creek Room, 2nd Floor, Vermont State House, Montpelier, VTNet metering allows Vermont rate-payers to generate their own power using enewable energy systems. Excess power they generate can be fed back to their utilities, running their electric meters backwards.Partial List of ParticipantsChairman Tony Klein, House Natural Resources and Energy CommitteeVice Chair Margaret Cheney, House Natural Resources and Energy CommitteeOther members of the House Natural Resources and Energy CommitteeAndy Kehler, Jasper Hill Farm, HardwickMartha Staskus, VERA & REV Board ChairChad Farrell, Encore RedevelopmentDavid Blittersdorf, AllEarth RenewablesLeigh Seddon, Alteris RenewablesAbout Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), www.revermont.org(link is external)REV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing nearly 300 businesses, individuals, colleges and others committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and expanding the availability of renewable sources of energy in Vermont.
BAR HARBOR — The Kebo Valley Golf Club opens for the season today, Thursday, April 9.Kebo Valley Golf Club was founded in 1888. It is the eighth oldest golf club in the United States and has challenged the skills of many of the country’s finest players, influential politicians and leaders of industry. Nestled between Cadillac and Dorr Mountain in Bar Harbor, Kebo is a spectacular 6,131-yard, classic link and parkland golf course.The board of directors put a payment plan in effect late last fall which allowed membership dues to be paid over a ten-month cycle. This option is still available to all members. You may sign up by printing off the application at kebovalleyclub.com.A new bridge on hole 17 has been built and the stream banks have been cleaned up and improved. There are changes to holes 6 and 14 and some bunker reconstruction on hole 12 will be finished this spring. Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text read more
New Delhi: Even though dowry is illegal in India since 1961, it is still prevalent, and actor Parineeti Chopra is shocked at how Indian families consider it a “gift”. “Everyone knows that dowry is illegal and immoral but they practice it. What makes me angry is that people have renamed it ‘gift’ so that it sounds good. Dowry simply means that you are putting a price on the girl and buying her.” “We call ourselves modern but then what are we doing? To look superior, we are asking the girls’ families for money and luxurious things. It is the unfortunate scenario of our country,” Parineeti said. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaA direct outcome of the dowry menace is another crime – the practice of abducting eligible bachelors and forcing them to marry girls, mostly at gunpoint. This crime, known as “pakadwa vivah” (forced marriage), is rampant in Bihar for years. Often, such forced marriage happens because the family of the groom in question demands a hefty dowry. Jabariya Jodi is a lighthearted drama centred on the concept of “pakadwa vivah”. “Although ‘pakadwa vivah’ is an anti-dowry practice, it is wrong. You cannot just kidnap someone and force them to get married. However, if there is no demand of dowry, there will be no ‘pakdwa vivah’. I request people to stop putting a price on girl’s life,” Parineeti said, while promoting her film. read more