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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Rutland Herald: Windham residents wary of wind

Jul 13, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   WINDHAM — Residents did not roll out the welcome mat to wind developer Iberdrola Renewables, which wants to put up three wind-measuring towers on a ridgeline that stretches from Windham to Grafton and Townshend.

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The Commons: Commercial wind energy project proposed

Jul 12, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from The Commons. An American subsidiary of a global energy firm and a New Hampshire-based timber company are teaming up on a proposal to install a commercial wind energy project on 5,000 acres of woodland that straddle Grafton, Townshend, and Windham near Route 121.

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Addison County Independent: Editorial: Storm brews over wind power

Jun 04, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Addison County Independent.   A ruckus is blowing in Vermont over wind energy.

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VTDigger: A dozen industrial wind farms under way in Vermont despite intense local opposition

May 25, 2012 1 Comment by

Reposted from VTDigger.   Peering through the trees in Steve Therrien’s driveway, the white flash of a wind turbine blade whisks through the air. From this vantage the nearby towers are barely visible through the forest.

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WCAX: Tracking bear behavior near proposed wind project

May 21, 2012 No Comments

Reposted from WCAX.   SEARSBURG, Vt. – A proposed wind farm in southern Vermont has Fish and Wildlife officials concerned about possible negative impacts on bear populations. So they have begun to track the bears’ movements before construction even begins.

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Courthouse News Service: Vermonters Fight Mountaintop Wind Farm

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

Reposted from Courthouse News Service.   BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (CN) – Environmentalists sued the U.S. Forest Service to try to stop a wind farm that would put 15 turbines 389 feet tall atop “pristine mountain ridgelines” in the Green Mountain National Forest.

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Rutland Herald: Environmental group takes forest service to court over wind turbines

Apr 17, 2012 1 Comment

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   A local environmental group, Vermonters for a Clean Environment, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court asking that the U.S. Forest Service be prohibited from issuing a special permit for the construction of an electricity generation plant using 15 wind turbines in Readsboro and Searsburg.

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