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Energize Vermont applauds Governor Phil Scott for joining U.S. Climate Alliance

Jun 03, 2017 No Comments by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2017 East Burke, VT Contact: Mark Whitworth 802.424.0540 Email: Mark@energizevermont.org     Energize Vermont applauds Governor Phil Scott for joining U.S. Climate Alliance Vermont must follow principles for rational climate action Energize Vermont regrets the decision by President Donald J. Trump to abandon the Paris climate accord and applauds Governor […]

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Energize Vermont launches The Vermont Neighbors Project—VTNeighbors.org

May 30, 2017 No Comments by

The project will tell the stories of Vermont’s wind turbine neighbors Energize Vermont is launching The Vermont Neighbors Project to describe life near Vermont’s wind electricity plants. The project’s website, VTNeighbors.org, features videos of Vermonters describing how being placed in the shadow of wind turbines has affected them and their children. New videos will be […]

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What’s it like to live near a wind turbine?

May 15, 2017 No Comments by

Energize Vermont will be posting videos of turbine neighbors describing life near industrial wind projects. Sam Mason lives less than a mile from Green Mountain Power’s Lowell turbines. Here he is telling Vermont’s Public Service Board about the impacts that the turbines have had on his young two sons. Reggie Johnson lives .62 miles from […]

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The Continuing Saga of Turbine Noise

May 09, 2017 No Comments by

The saga of wind turbine noise goes on and on. Vermont’s Public Service Board has proposed new noise rules and Big Wind doesn’t like them. The industry has kicked its disinformation campaign into high gear. I first wrote about this three years ago after a PSB noise “workshop” in Morrisville. Hours before that session, Green […]

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Flashback from 2014: Vermont Blames the Victims

May 06, 2017 No Comments by

This commentary was initially posted in 2014. We are re-posting it in light of the hearings relating to the PSB’s proposed new noise rules. 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 […]

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Maps of Georgia Mountain and Lowell turbine neighbors

May 06, 2017 No Comments

These maps show the locations of the homes of turbine neighbors who spoke at the PSB’s public session on noise in May 2014. The maps provide an interesting perspective on the 2017 hearings on the PSB’s proposed wind turbine noise rules.   Click here to download.

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Energize Vermont Testimony Before the House Committee on Energy and Technology

Feb 19, 2017 No Comments

On January 26th, Mark Whitworth–president of Energize Vermont’s board of directors–testified before the House Committee on Energy on Technology on climate change and Act 174. Vermont does not have rational policies on climate change. In fact, Vermont energy policies are exacerbating the very impacts of climate change that we should be trying to avoid. Download […]

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Press Release–Energize Vermont launches The Vermont Center for Turbine Impact Studies

Aug 16, 2016 No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2016 East Burke, VT Contact: Mark Whitworth 802.424.0540 Email: Mark@energizevermont.org   Energize Vermont launches The Vermont Center for Turbine Impact Studies Therrien family property in Sheffield will serve as a laboratory and classroom Energize Vermont is establishing the Vermont Center for Turbine Impact Studies. The Center will promote scientific research […]

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