Vermont Public Utility Commission

23-2220-RULE Proceeding to design the potential Clean Heat Standard Open Case Age: 379
Rulemaking / Rule: Open Date filed: 06/30/23
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    05/17/2024 Various, Individuals [PUBCOM]
See attached 3 comments Filed
    05/17/2024 Ebersol, Lauren [PUBCOM]
See attached file Filed
    05/16/2024 Various, Individuals [PUBCOM]
See attached 4 comments Filed
    05/15/2024 Various, Individuals [PUBCOM]
See attached 11 comments Filed
    05/02/2024 McCormick, John [PUBCOM]
See attached file Filed
    04/17/2024 Albrecht, Raymond [PUBCOM]
Annual CO2e emissions for multiple residential heating technology options. See attachment. Filed
    04/16/2024 Albrecht, Raymond [PUBCOM]
See attached file Filed
    02/26/2024 Myers, Jen [PUBCOM]
See comments in "all other documents" section -Jen Meyers is participant in case Filed
    02/20/2024 Downey, Kevin [PUBCOM]
See attached file Filed
    02/05/2024 McCormick, John [PUBCOM]
See attached file Filed
    12/14/2023 Roper, Robert [PUBCOM]
See attached file Acknowledged
    12/05/2023 Leban, Donna J [PUBCOM]
See attached comments regarding funding streams Filed
    12/04/2023 Vermont Fuel Dealers Association [PUBCOM]
      Diamond, Joshua [PUBCOMREP]
VT Fuel Dealers is a participant in this matter-the filing has been moved to the "all other documents" section as well Filed
    12/04/2023 Louise Diamond Committee to Protect Next Generations [PUBCOM]
      McCormick, John L. [PUBCOMREP]
See attached file Filed
    11/30/2023 Forrest, Brian Frank [PUBCOM]
I ask the group deciding on the Clean Heat Standard (CHS) to look at a model that actually reduces our GHG emissions. A model that acknowledges the fact that ALL energy sources coming from plants in any form are the same; that burning ancient plant forms like coal, oil and gas or recent forms like wood, grasses, oil in any form are the same. That our energy must come from clean, non-carbon forms of energy: our wind, solar and geo-thermal - from the sun our air, and the earth that we live on. Filed
    11/14/2023 sprague energy [PUBCOM]
      grant, kevin [PUBCOMREP]
See attached file Filed
    11/06/2023 Johnson, Justin [PUBCOM]
Global Partners LP is a participant in this matter-the filing has been moved to the "all other documents" section as well Filed
    10/05/2023 Vermont Fuel Dealers Association [PUBCOM]
      Diamond, Joshua [PUBCOMREP]
VT Fuel Dealers is a participant in this matter-the filing has been moved to the "all other documents" section as well Filed
    10/05/2023 Crowley, Stephen C [PUBCOM]
see attached Filed
    09/25/2023 porter, pike [PUBCOM]
The IPCC emissions factors are here: https://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/EFDB/main.php Filed
    09/25/2023 Bock, Catherine [PUBCOM]
See attached file Filed
    09/19/2023 Horn, Karen [PUBCOM]
Geothermal heating is the way to go in the future. Burning wood kills trees that sequester carbon and instead creates more carbon emissions. This needs to stop. Looking at the summer of 2023, the time for baby steps is over. Filed
    09/19/2023 Merrick, Phil [PUBCOM]
Burning biomass is NOT carbon neutral. Not counting pyrogenic emissions of biomass is irresponsible. "IPCC AR5 WG III, 11.13.4" "The combustion of biomass generates gross GHG emissions roughly equivalent to the combustion of fossil fuels. If bioenergy production is to generate a net reduction in emissions, it must do so by offsetting those emissions through increased net carbon uptake of biota and soils." There is no increase in net carbon uptake by biomass harvest. Filed
    09/19/2023 Greenberg, Lena [PUBCOM]
Burning wood is not carbon neutral. Failing to count emissions from burning wood does not mean that those emissions do not occur. It is simply a lie that distracts from the real, urgent work of reforming our energy system to stop pumping out carbon. We must close this loophole or the Clean Heat Standard will not be so much a standard as a bit of deceptive accounting. Filed
    09/18/2023 Porter, Pike [PUBCOM]
The DPS RFP seeks proposals that continue the false assumption that burning wood is carbon-neutral. Advanced wood heating systems and district energy systems burning wood need to meet the same carbon thresholds as all other eligible measures. Filed
    09/18/2023 Leas, James Marc [PUBCOM]
Burning wood is not carbon neutral. It adds CO2 to the atmosphere. It burns trees that would otherwise take CO2 out of the atmosphere. Hula and Beta both successfully implemented geothermal for heating and cooling their very large buildings. Geothermal has thus been established right here in Vermont as a practical, cost efficient, and environmentally positive way to heat and cool without burning a single tree or emitting a single molecule of CO2. Stop considering wood burning as carbon neutral. Filed
    08/10/2023 Bristol Chapter of the Louise Diamond Committee to Protect Next Generations [PUBCOM]
      McCormick, John L. [PUBCOMREP]
See attached file Acknowledged
    08/07/2023 Living Buildings LLC [PUBCOM]
      Jones, Marcus [PUBCOMREP]
Living buildings would like to be added as a participant to this case. The request was made via email 7/17/23 however it may have been caught in the spam folder. Comments are being filed as a Public Comment in the meantime. Filed
    08/01/2023 Sachs, Amanda [PUBCOM]
I recommend Raya Salter and Robert Howarth to be appointed to the Clean Heat Standard Equity Advisory Group (EAG) and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) respectively. Ms. Salter and Mr. Howarth both served on New York State's Climate Action Council and have decades of experience in their fields. See attached file for their resumes (Ms. Salter's resume begins on page 23 of the file). Filed
    07/25/2023 Shenker Russo & Clark LLP [PUBCOM]
      Trunzo, Michael C. [PUBCOMREP]
comment moved to "all other documents section" Filed
    07/10/2023 Despathy, Alison [PUBCOM]
see attached file Filed
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