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Rutland Herald: Sustainable energy firm files for bankrputcy

May 02, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the Rutland Herald. BRATTLEBORO — A Vermont company that tried to develop a sustainable food, energy and algae system has filed for bankruptcy. Carbon Harvest of Brattleboro filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection last week.

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VPR: Energy Bill Reduced To Study, Moratorium Gone

Apr 25, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from VPR. Legislation that began with a proposed moratorium on wind development has been whittled down to a legislative review of how all electric generation projects are sited.

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WCAX: Vt. lawmakers look into health impacts of wind power

Apr 25, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from WCAX. MONTPELIER, Vt. – Although no meaningful legislation on ridgeline wind development is likely to emerge this legislative session, that’s not stopping Vermont lawmakers from looking into its potential health impacts.

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Times Argus: No freeze on wind projects, but greater voice for towns

Apr 25, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the Times Argus. MONTPELIER — Opponents of mountaintop wind power development won’t get the three-year moratorium they sought at the outset of the 2013 legislative session.

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Times Argus: Wind industry lobbyist apologizes to Senate committee

Apr 25, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the Times Argus. MONTPELIER — A lobbyist for an industry group supporting wind power apologized to a Vermont Senate committee on Wednesday after a witness she brought in called health concerns connected with wind power “hoo-hah,” nonsense and propaganda.

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Rutland Herald: Opinion: Harnessing wind

Apr 25, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from the Rutland Herald. The Legislature’s response to public concern about the proliferation of wind towers on Vermont’s mountaintops is lurching toward what may be a positive outcome.

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WCAX: Montpelier begins a massive biomass project

Apr 18, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from WCAX. MONTPELIER, Vt. – Traffic and parking in Montpelier is about to get more challenging. Workers broke ground Wednesday on the long awaited cooperative effort between the state and the city to provide wood chip-generated heat to a portion of the downtown.

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VTDigger: Boyer: The making of a NIMBY

Apr 04, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from VTDigger. There have been several letters to the editor in which allegations of NIMBYism are leveled at the people of Windham. What does it take to make a NIMBY out of someone who is deeply concerned about greenhouse gases and climate change and is a fervent believer in the idea of community scaled […]

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