Reposted here from the Burlington Free Press. The nuclear crisis in Japan reminds us of the urgent need to develop renewable energy sources. In Vermont, though, controversy rages over which types of renewable energy development are appropriate.
Vermont Law School has published their top ten environmental watch items for 2011. Number 7 is “Wind and Solar Projects Make Breakthroughts.” Their write up is below. Both Annette Smith and Ben Luce have posted comments steering the discussion towards more community scale projects.
Below is Ben Luce’s comments at the November 17th Vermonters for a Clean Environment press conference. You may also download his comments in PDF here. Click on images below to enlarge. Remarks by Ben Luce, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics and Sustainability Studies, Vermonters for a Clean Environment Press Conference, November 17, 2010 Email: Ben.Luce@Lyndonstate.edu, […]
Below is the video of Ben Luce’s presentation at the Friends of Northfield Ridge event that took place in Northfield, VT on October 27th, 2010. The slides are slightly hard to see in the video, so you can also download them here. Wind in Vermont, Benjamin Luce, Ph.D. from Energize Vermont on Vimeo.
The Friends of Northfield Ridge hosted a great event on Wednesday October 27th. The complete event was captured in audio format and you can play below or download. There is about two hours of presentation and about an hour of question and answer.
Below is a commentary by Ben Luce published in the Rutland Herald on October 28th, 2010. BEN LUCE – Published: October 28, 2010 The Herald’s recent editorial “Harvesting the Wind” gave some fair acknowledgments of problems with utility-scale wind in Vermont, but concluded that “wind projects will not overrun Vermont” and “if a few more sites […]
The Northfield chapter of FNR will offer a repeat of the presentation By Dr. Luce and Annette Smith on Wednesday, October 27, from 5:30-9 pm, in the Northfield High School auditorium. For more information, contact Mel Adams at 802 485-8387. The Northfield High School Auditorium is located at 21 Vine Street, Northfield, VT.