With an eye toward traditional renewable projects as well as cutting-edge studies, Central Vermont Public Service has proposed funding a variety of projects to further clean energy development in Vermont. ‘From improvements to existing projects to forward-thinking projects with great potential, we hope to improve and expand Vermont’s renewable energy options,’ CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said. ‘In proposing funding for these projects, we hope to make new strides in energy production.’ The CVPS proposals, filed with the Vermont Public Service Board, include funding for nine renewable and carbon-reduction projects and studies for a total award of about $340,000. In a letter to the PSB, CVPS noted the proposals would be funded from an insurance rebate related to the company’s former ownership in Vermont Yankee. CVPS proposed a $30,000 grant to the University of Vermont to fund a study that could improve energy production of manure-based methane, the energy source for CVPS Cow Powerâ ¢. The study would analyze microbes that produce methane in an effort to improve the cost-effectiveness of farm methane energy systems. ‘The primary goals are to identify the micro-organisms that can produce the highest amount of methane and the optimal conditions for them to grow and produce methane,’ Costello said. ‘This could improve energy production and the economics of manure-based energy production.’ CVPS proposed a $15,000 grant to help fund the Vermont Deep Geothermal Energy Study, a state effort to examine the potential of deep geothermal energy. This grant would fund field data acquisition, including a survey of water well temperature data and rock properties, which are cost-effective methods to begin the search for geothermal resources. A separate $25,000 grant would support Vermont Technical College’s plans to install a ground-source heat pump space heating and cooling system on the Randolph Center campus. Other proposals include:$50,000 for two solar hybrid-electric vehicle charging stations;$30,000 to fund continued research on the use of lake weeds as an energy source in biodigesters;$43,000 to improve the CVPS Renewable Energy Education Center on Route 7 in Rutland Town. The funds would be used to add web-based and on-site monitoring equipment that would allow viewers to see energy production of the solar and hydro facilities in real time, as well as wind speed from a test tower at the site. Drainage and walking path improvements would also be made;$15,000 for a Green Mountain College summer learning project to evaluate energy and environmental innovation as it pertains to customer engagement;$15,000 for the production of a GMC white paper on hyper-efficient electric devices, including plug-in vehicles; andA $15,000 grant to the Vermont Environmental Consortium to study the feasibility of a significant new solar project at the Elizabeth Copper Mine in Strafford. ‘Vermonters already enjoy one of the cleanest power supplies in the nation, with rates that are among the lowest in the Northeast,’ Costello said. ‘Through these studies and projects, we intend to support continued development of new renewable energy while providing seed funds to investigate promising new technologies.’
Stewart to lead young lawyers July 15, 2006 Regular News John Stewart, of Vero Beach, was sworn in as president of The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division.At the General Assembly at the Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton, Stewart announced that the Practicing with Professionalism program, which all new Bar members are required to attend, is adding a new component on bias elimination.Another new program launched this year was on government affairs, where young lawyers come to Tallahassee, learn the legislative process, and participate at the Capitol.In furthering a goal of the YLD to encourage members to participate in Bar activities, YLD leaders visited all Florida law schools twice in the past year.With more than 21,000 members, the YLD is made up of all lawyers younger than 36 and new Bar members for the first five years. Stewart noted the YLD’s board is comprised of 60 percent women or minorities.A shareholder at Stewart and Evans, Stewart’s specialties include litigation involving commercial disputes. He is also a circuit civil mediator and has served on the Bar’s YLD board representing the 19th Judicial Circuit since 1999.He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1992 from the College of William and Mary and his law degree in 1997 from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. He is a member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the Indian River County Bar Association.Scott E. Atwood of Atlanta will serve as YLD president-elect and is a past president of the Out of State Practitioners Division. Stewart to lead young lawyers
Eugene “Budd” Wesley Bostic, age 74 of New Point, IN passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at St. Francis Health in Indianapolis, IN. Born February 4, 1942 in Columbus, IN he was the son of Eugene & Frances (Wilbur) Bostic.Budd served his country proudly in the US Army from 1960 – 1962 as a MP in Korea. He retired from Delta Faucet in Greensburg, IN.Budd is survived by his sons Jeff, Steven & Matt Williamson and sisters Judy Walker and Carol Belter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Vivian Carter.Private graveside services will be held at Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, IN. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com
A late comeback attempt from USC was shut down by No. 5 Oregon Saturday night, as the Ducks topped the Trojans by a score of 81-70 at the Galen Center.With 2:40 remaining in regulation, junior guard Elijah Stewart knocked down a 3-point shot that pulled the Trojans within three points of the Ducks.Oregon responded by closing the game out on a 10-2 run over the final two minutes of regulation to clinch its 14th consecutive victory against USC. The Trojans have dropped their last seven games against the Ducks in Los Angeles, and they haven’t beat Oregon at home since the 2009 season. The Trojans finished the game by missing their last four shot attempts in the contest; USC made no field goals over the final 2:40 of regulation.“That was a tough game. We played hard, but not well enough to win,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “Our guards were off tonight in their decision making and shooting. To beat a top-five team in the country, you have to play better.”Poor shooting from the field was a struggle for USC all night Saturday. The Trojans finished the game shooting 22-for-59 (37.3 percent).USC’s shooting woes may have been most evident from beyond the 3-point line. In the first half, USC shot 2-of-15 (13.3 percent) from beyond the arc. Overall, the Trojans shot 6-for-27 (22.2 percent) from distance.“When you’re 6-for-27 from three and a lot were wide open and you miss three dunks, it’s hard to beat a team like this,” Enfield said.A layup from sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright gave USC its largest lead of the night against Oregon, as the Trojans led 49-46 with just over 13 minutes remaining.“Tonight shows our growth. It shows we can play with anybody,” said freshman guard De’Anthony Melton, who finished with nine points and two steals Saturday. “We need to learn how to close out games.”As was the case for many USC shooters Saturday night, Boatwright had his share of struggles from the field. Boatwright finished the game shooting 3-of-15 (20 percent), but he did hit all eight of his free throws to finish with 15 points against Oregon.Leading the way for the Trojans was sophomore forward Chimezie Metu, who recorded a team-high 16 points Saturday. Metu finished 6-of-8 from the field while reeling in four rebounds and dishing three assists.“We have to protect the ball. We had too many turnovers,” said Stewart, who totaled 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting.USC committed a total of 16 turnovers against the Ducks after averaging 11.1 turnovers per game entering Saturday. Oregon capitalized on Trojan mistakes, as the Ducks outscored USC in points off turnovers, 23-12.Oregon junior forward Dillon Brooks finished with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting. Brooks was 3-of-5 shooting from deep against the Trojans.Brooks finished as the game’s leading scorer despite fouling out with 3:28 remaining in regulation.Oregon sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey scored 19 points (6-of-13 shooting) and recorded five rebounds. Ducks junior forward Jordan Bell finished with a game-high 14 rebounds; he recorded a double-double as he also scored 12 points Saturday.Overall, Oregon edged USC on the glass by a margin of 39-34.With the loss, the Trojans were unable to avenge their 84-61 loss to the Ducks earlier this season on Dec. 30. USC has never upset an opponent ranked in the top five nationally at the Galen Center.Saturday’s loss also put an end to the Trojan’s five-game winning streak in Pac-12 play.USC will look to rebound in conference play as it travels to Pauley Pavilion on Saturday to take on No. 10 UCLA. The Trojans will be looking for a big upset of a top 10-ranked opponent and its fifth consecutive victory over the Bruins.
The Ilya Kovalchuk era in Los Angeles is over.On Monday, it was announced that Kovalchuk had left the team and was being placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. The 36-year-old had not played for the Kings since Nov. 9, and was reportedly being shopped around despite holding a no movement clause. TSN reported that Kovalchuk had received the final signing bonus for his contract on Sunday, but he will still count as a $6.25 million hit against the Kings’ salary cap through the end of next season. The Russian forward signed a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings in 2018. MORE: Which NHL head coaches are now on the hot seat?Once he clears waivers and has his contract terminated as expected, Kovalchuk will become an unrestricted free agent. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported that, along with the remainder of this season’s wages, Kovalchuk will forfeit his 2020-21 salary — $4.25 million with no other bonuses, according to CapFriendly — by leaving the Kings.The first overall pick in the 2001 draft, Kovalchuk has 436 goals and 859 points in 897 NHL games. With the Kings, Kovalchuk tallied nine points (three goals) in 17 games this season.