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