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New research funding for Vermont scholars & interview with town meeting expert Frank Bryan.
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How did Vermont raise its gas tax in a time when tax increases are so unpopular?
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Entergy appeals PSB, the court dice keep on rolling..
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One less car, one month.
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Transportation researcher calls for nega-miles not megawatts..
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High stakes legal battle on Vermont Yankee's future well-attended and reported by Vermont's press corps and Vermonters watching the latest twist in Entergy v Vermont. This time in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse in Manhattan.
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Paul Andreas Fischer's profile photo
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Nicolas Rivers's profile photo
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Director, Center for Research on Vermont
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Strategic communications, public policy research related to energy, transportation and public health. Vermont research.
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  • University of Vermont
    Assistant Research Professor, 2009 - 2013
    Teaching and research related to media studies, energy, transportation and public health.
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Introduction
Richard A. Watts, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Research on Vermont -- a collaborative networks of scholars examining and celebrating Vermont research -- particularly as that research connects Vermont with the broader world.

Vermont Matters is a blog highlighting Vermont research, Center activities and occasionally Richard's Vermont research. Richard's research examines the role of strategic communications in the development and implementation of public policy related to energy, transportation and public health building on his experience as a policy and communication professional in public policy and political campaigns, as a journalist and a consultant to government agencies, advocacy organizations and business groups.

To see Richard's publications and CV -- check his CDAE faculty page or see his recent book, Public Meltdown: The Story of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Richard grew up in Putney, Vermont and currently lives in Hinesburg with his wife and dogs.
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