Mark Whitworth: Eolian–A History of Failure

Aug 25, 2014 No Comments by

Eolian Renewable Energy of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, recently announced that it was abandoning its Seneca Mountain Wind project in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Seneca joins unsuccessful Eolian wind projects in Antrim, New Hampshire, and Frankfort, Maine. Eolian has a history of failure and a history of rewriting history.

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Mark Whitworth: The Wrong Prescription for Net Metering

Aug 17, 2014 No Comments by

The Washington Electric Cooperative recently requested permission to impose fees on its net metering members in order to assure that the net metering program would be fair to all Co-op members.

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Mark Whitworth: Vermont’s Rumsfeld Strategy

Jul 01, 2014 No Comments by

In his 2004 book “Against All Enemies,” President George W. Bush’s counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke described a meeting with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that took place shortly after the 9/11 attacks. Rumsfeld complained that there were no decent targets for bombing in Afghanistan, so the United States should consider bombing Iraq, which, he said, […]

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Mark Whitworth: Vermont Blames the Victims

Jun 25, 2014 No Comments by

I attended the Public Service Board’s noise workshop in Morrisville a few weeks ago. The Board is trying to determine if the noise standards for energy projects are adequate. The purpose of the workshop was to hear from people who have been affected by energy projects. The Board heard from 44 people. Each talked about […]

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Press Release: Energize Vermont Responds to Vermont Supreme Court Decision on GMP’s Lowell Stormwater Permits

May 28, 2014 No Comments by

Decision Has Significant Impacts On Future of All Development in Vermont

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Press Release: Energize Vermont Names Mark Whitworth Executive Director

Apr 03, 2014 No Comments

Snelling Steps Down, Whitworth to Continue Organization’s Growth RUTLAND, VT – Energize Vermont is pleased to announce Mark Whitworth has been named its new Executive Director. Whitworth succeeds Lukas B. Snelling who helped establish Energize Vermont as an organization to further the interests of Vermonters who wish to support the development of renewable energy, but […]

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VPR: Vote Against Wind Project Raises Questions About Future Development

Jan 15, 2014 No Comments

Reposted from VPR. By Charlotte Albright. January 15, 2014. A vote against a wind energy project proposed for Seneca Mountain, near Island Pond, is raising questions about the developer’s next steps.

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Burlington Free Press: Groups make new case in opposing Lowell wind turbines

Dec 05, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from the Burlington Free Press. By Terri Hallenbeck. December 5, 2013. MONTPELIER — Nearly a year after the Lowell wind turbines began producing electricity, opponents were still fighting the project — this time taking their case to the state Supreme Court on Thursday.

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