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This Week: Grafton Meeting, Turbine Construction, Solar, Opinions & More…

Nov 30, 2012 No Comments by

Over 100 Vermonters packed into a small community room Monday night in Grafton to discuss the proposed Iberdrola wind project slated for the nearby ridgeline. The meeting included a presentation by Ben Luce and a panel of Vermonters with first hand experience living near the Lowell wind project.

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This Week: Lowell Noise, Banner Protests, Events, Opinions & More…

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments by

This week thirty-two neighbors of the Lowell wind project reported being impacted by “horrendous”  and “unbearable” noise while 15 of the 21 turbines were operating. Some described the noise “like a jet engine that never took off” and others reported being awoken from their beds in the middle of the night.

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This Week: Siting Commission Meeting, Rutland Solar, Opinions & More…

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments by

Governor Shumlin’s recently created Vermont Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission held its first meeting Wednesday afternoon. The meeting featured administration officials talking about various aspects of the existing policy and also some comments from the public about their struggles with the process.

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This Week: DPS Supports Town Plans, Rutland & BTV Solar, Rally Coverage & More…

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments by

***EVENT NOTICES***On Sunday morning the Lowell Mountain Occupiers are inviting Vermonters to come hike the mountain and see the Lowell wind project first hand. Hiking starts at 10AM and is highly suggested for anyone that hasn’t yet made the trip to see the project. Directions and details are available on the Lowell Mountain Occupiers blog. 

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This Week: CPH Rally, Gov’s Siting Panel, Brighton Talk, Springfield Biomass, and More…

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments by

***EVENT NOTICES*** Middlebury College will host a panel discussion on the future of wind energy in Vermont on this Tuesday October 9th, from 7-9 pm.  Panelists will include Paul Burns (Director of VPIRG), Ginny Lyons (Chair of the Senate Energy Committee), and Lukas Snelling (Director of Energize Vermont).  

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This Week: Pawlet Solar, Hubbardton Votes, Scott for Moratorium, Gov. Debates, Rally & More…

Sep 28, 2012 No Comments by

We’re helping to organize the Rally to Protect Vermont’s Mountains on October 12th at 11AM on the State House Lawn. We’ll award a Certificate of Public Harm to the Shumlin Administration, The Public Service Board, and The Department of Public Service for their support of utility-scale wind on our mountains.

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This Week: Newark Vote, CEDF Money, Biomass, Mountain Rally & More…

Sep 21, 2012 No Comments by

During a special meeting on Monday night the residents of Newark voted to amend their town plan to make it clear they opposed the development of utility-scale wind in their town.

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This Week: Charlotte Solar, Putney Community Solar, PSB Letters, Opinions & More…

Sep 14, 2012 No Comments by

A bunch of solar news this week, all types, from corporate to community. The Public Service Board issued a proposed decision in the Charlotte Solar permit process. The PSB recommended reducing the size of the project by 10%, bringing the total space occupied by the project to 13 acres, instead of covering the complete 15 […]

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