GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER RENEWABLE ENERGY RATE REVISEDTO SUPPORT VERMONT PROJECTs COLCHESTER, VT… (November 30, 2007) The Vermont Public Service Board today approved revisions to Green Mountain Power’s renewable energy rate, called GreenerGMP. The revisions allow Green Mountain Power to use all the proceeds from the customers purchasing energy under GreenerGMP to purchase Vermont renewable energy projects as they become available, rather than renewable resources elsewhere in New England. “We already have more than 500 customers participating in GreenerGMP, and we believe these changes will make our renewable energy program more attractive to more of our customers,” said Mary Powell, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “We believe Vermonters prefer to support local projects and we are working on several fronts to be able to offer local renewable energy projects to our GreenerGMP customers.” In addition to targeting Vermont projects, revisions to the program include simplifying the way the rate is calculated, which will make the program easier to communicate, easier to understand and less costly to administer. Green Mountain Power worked closely with Renewable Energy Vermont in redesigning the program. Sam Swanson, Chair of the Board of Directors of Renewable Energy Vermont said, “We appreciate that Green Mountain Power’s revised program will help support the development of new renewable power in Vermont, an important industry in this state. In addition, we believe that the new program design may stabilize the renewable rate it charges customers over the long run by encouraging long term renewable energy purchase commitments.” “We are grateful to all the help we received from Renewable Energy Vermont in thinking through ways to improve our program,” said Ms. Powell. “The expertise of our local renewable energy community is a wonderful resource and invaluable to us as we move forward.” Green Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.biz(link is external)) is an electric utility owned by Northern New England Energy Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaz Métro, a leading Québec energy company with a long history of investment in Vermont. Green Mountain Power transmits, distributes and sells electricity and utility construction services in the State of Vermont in a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont’s population. It serves approximately 92,000 customers.-30-
Jose Mourinho has urged Chelsea to confirm his dramatic return to StamfordBridge or risk missing out.The Real Madrid boss is expected to take over from Rafa Benitez in the summer for a second stint in the Premier League.But ManchesterCity, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan are also reportedly waiting in the wings to pounce.‘Jose wants to go back to Chelsea. It’s where he wants to be,’ a source told The Sun.‘Every time Chelsea fans sing his name it makes him want to go back even more.‘He’ll sign for the same money he’s on at Real, even though he’s sure he could earn more elsewhere — like City or PSG. ‘Jose could even remain at Madrid but he is clear about where he’d like to go — it’s now down to if Roman Abramovich wants the same.’Mourinho won six trophies in three seasons with Chelsea but was unable to lift the Champions League.He hopes to do that at Wembley on May 25 with his Real Madrid side who are all but guaranteed a place in the last four after a 3-0 win over Galatasaray.
Asante Kotoko will play away from home in the semi-final stage of the MTN FA Cup following Friday’s draw to determine the match venues.The Porcupine Warriors will use the Accra Sports Stadium when they battle Amidaus Professionals on June 2 for a place in the final.As Kotoko travel to Accra, their rivals, Hearts of Oak will head in the opposite direction to Kumasi, the home grounds of their dreaded rivals – Kotoko – for the other last four game on the same day.The Phobians play Medeama at the Baba Yara Stadium.According to the FA Cup Committee, the all premiership semi-final matches which will be played on the same day will now start simultaneously.The fixture in Accra and Kumasi will kick off at 3:00pm. Semi-final fixtures on June 2Asante Kotoko v Amidaus – AccraMedeama v Heart of Oak – Kumasi