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VT Digger: Opinion: The devastation of ridgeline turbine installations in New England

May 13, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from VT Digger. By Walter Cudnohufsky. May 12, 2013. Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Walter Cudnohufsky, a landscape architect and land planner, and landscape artist. He has served on the Ashfield (Mass.) Planning Board and Wind Advisory Committee.

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Burlington Free Press: Opinion: My Turn: It’s really about money

May 13, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Burlington Free Press. “It’s not easy being green.” Those immortal words spoken by Kermit the Frog keep running through my brain. Over the last few years the environmental concept of being green has been turned upside down here in Vermont.

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Rutland Herald: Board: Wind project meets noise levels

May 07, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald. SHEFFIELD — The Vermont Public Service Board has ruled that the 16-turbine industrial wind project in Sheffield is meeting its noise standards and is in compliance with its state permit, known as a Certificate of Public Good.

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Rutland Herald: Town considers solar power

May 07, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald. DUMMERSTON — Officials in Dummerston say they’re considering working with a private company to install solar power panels to produce electricity, but they want to make sure there’s support in the community.

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WAMC: Energy Siting Report Released

May 05, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from WAMC. The Vermont Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission issued its final report to the governor and legislature earlier this week. Reaction to the report’s recommendations runs the gamut from enthusiastic to lukewarm.

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VT Digger: Vt. Legislature’s push to address concerns about wind power projects sputters, splinters

May 05, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from VT Digger. By Andrew Stein. May 4, 2013. Follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewcstein On Friday, the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee agreed to the House’s pared-down version of what was originally a bill regulating large wind turbine projects, including a three-year moratorium.

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Rutland Herald: Opinion: From wind developer: disrespect, condescension

May 05, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from Rutland Herald. An open letter to Jamey French of Meadowsend Timberlands: In early April, you and other members of the owner/directorship of Meadowsend Timberlands met with leaders and residents of the town of Windham because you insisted that you had something to say that would be of benefit to our community.

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Rutland Herald: Report: Changes Vermont energy project reviews

May 04, 2013 No Comments

Reposted from Rutland Herald. MONTPELIER — The public should have a greater voice in picking the locations of Vermont electricity-generation projects — like windmills — and the state should speed up the approval of smaller projects, a panel recommended Tuesday.

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