VBM: Solar energy projects grow with incentives

Aug 27, 2010 No Comments by

Article reposted here from Vermont Business Magazine. Tue Aug 17 2010 Author: Kevin Kelley Tax credits and other incentives are spurring a solar-energy boom in Vermont, with more than half-a-dozen commercial projects underway or nearing construction in various parts of the state.

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Presentation: Ben Luce & A Scientific Case against Wind Power on Ridgelines

Aug 06, 2010 No Comments by

Title: A Scientific Case against Wind Power on Ridgelines (by Ben Luce, Ph.D.) Location: Skinner Barn, Waitsfield, VT (609 Common Road) Description: The Friends of Northfield Ridge are hosting Ben Luce, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physics and Sustainability Studies and a longtime wind advocate. Dr. Luce presents a scientific case against wind power on mountain […]

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Stanford: New solar energy conversion process could revamp solar power production

Aug 06, 2010 No Comments by

Article republished below from the Stanford Report. August 2, 2010 New solar energy conversion process discovered by Stanford engineers could revamp solar power production

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BFP: Use energy efficiency to salvage economy

Aug 03, 2010 No Comments by

Article re-posted here from the Burlington Free Press. BY JOEL BANNER BAIRD, FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER • FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010 David Goldstein would be forgiven had he toted a refrigerator to his brown-bag talk Tuesday at the Vermont Energy Investment Corp. in Burlington.

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NYT: Nuclear Energy Loses Cost Advantage

Jul 26, 2010 No Comments by

Below is an article re-posted here from the New York Times.  You can also download the referenced report on nuclear energy here. By DIANA S. POWERS PARIS — Solar photovoltaic systems have long been painted as a clean way to generate electricity, but expensive compared with other alternatives to oil, like nuclear power. No longer. […]

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The Finances of Utility Scale Wind: Property Taxation of Wind Generation Document

Jul 23, 2010 No Comments by

This 2007 report generated by Competitive Energy Services, LLC for the Legislative Joint Fiscal Office of the Vermont General Assembly contains the economics of one large wind turbine (as they relate to taxation).

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A Wind Advocate’s Case for Why Industrial Wind Power is the Wrong Choice for Vermont

Jul 13, 2010 1 Comment by

The solar energy resource in Vermont far exceeds Vermont’s relatively tiny wind power potential, and, together with small hydro and other renewable energy sources, can easily and cost effectively provide far more clean energy than is needed with negligible impact.

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What’s Ahead for Wind Energy O&M?

May 30, 2010 No Comments by

Click on this link to listen to a recent podcast about increasing O&M costs for wind. http://social.windenergyupdate.com/industry-insight/turbine-om-cost… Industry Insight Turbine O&M costs to spiral in coming years 5 March 2010 As turbines emerge from their warranty phase, wind farm operators face the stark reality that operation and maintenance costs will embark on a steep, upward trajectory, […]

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