VTDigger: Snelling: Time to reset renewable energy tensions

May 17, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VTDigger.   Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Lukas B. Snelling, the executive director of Energize Vermont, a statewide responsible renewable energy organization based in Rutland County.   Whether we want to admit it or not, renewable energy in Vermont has a predicament.

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VPR: Derby Debates Wind Project

May 17, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from VPR. [audio:http://tranquil-dolls.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Spot-0517apa.mp3] A proposal to erect two large wind turbines in Derby Line, on two different farms, is running into harsh resistance-especially from Canadians who say the turbines are too close to their properties.

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Burlington Free Press: Plan for Vermont windmills causes international furor

May 17, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Burlington Free Press.   STANSTEAD, Quebec — The winds blowing through Canada’s broad St. Lawrence Valley and across Vermont’s hilltops are stirring up an international tempest over which country’s laws should govern how those breezes are harnessed for electricity.

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Newport Daily Express:Derby Board Votes “No” to Wind, Finally, Almost

May 16, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Newport Daily Express.   DERBY- Derby Town’s attorney Richard Saudek attended the select board meeting Monday evening to discuss where the town stands on the Derby Line Wind project.

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This Week: Derby Goes International, Solar News, Hydro Bill & More…

May 11, 2012 2 Comments by

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Orleans County Record: Quebec Renewable Energy Group Opposes Derby Line Wind

May 10, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Orleans County Record.   DERBY — The leader of a Quebec association of renewable energy producers says the Derby Line Wind Project should be changed or abandoned because of its proximity to homes in Quebec.

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Newport Daily Express: In the Game

May 09, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Newport Daily Express.   DERBY/ HOLLAND – The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) granted intervener status on a permissive basis to two parties who want to participate in the process and hearings for the proposed controversial Derby Line Wind Project.

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Seven Days: On the Canadian Border, a Wind Project Sparks International Intrigue

May 09, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Seven Days.   At a boisterous rally on Sunday in Derby Line, residents expressed concerns about noise, aesthetics, possible damage to local wildlife and property values in opposition to a two-turbine wind development.

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