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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 by

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 by

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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Regional planning commission assigns municipal solar and wind targets

Aug 06, 2016 No Comments

The Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission has issued an “Energy Implementation Plan” replete with assignments for solar and wind electricity generation for each of its 30 municipalities. You can download the energy assignment document here. Read about the Vermont Legislature’s false promise to cities and towns here.

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The False Promise to Vermont’s Towns

Aug 04, 2016 No Comments

Some members of the Vermont Legislature are bragging that the energy bill that they passed this past session increases the authority of Vermont’s municipalities in energy siting decisions. The legislation, known at various times as S.230, S.260, and Act 174, includes a process by which regions and municipalities can elevate the importance of their plans […]

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