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MONTPELIER ó Gov. Peter Shumlin is defending his administrationís goal of having Vermont use 90 percent renewable energy by 2050.
The state energy plan has come under increasing questioning recently from some quarters. Thereís concern, for instance, that it would require a big expansion of mountaintop wind power projects like those generating both power and controversy in Sheffield and Lowell.
Shumlin says that any big social change such as the one thatís needed to respond to climate change makes some people upset.
Shumlin made the remarks in Moretown, where he went Monday to announce a $700,000 grant to replace a municipal office building severely damaged during Tropical Storm Irene of 2011.
Shumlin says Irene is ďjust a little warning for what lies aheadĒ with climate change.MORE IN Vermont News
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