Seven Days: Chittenden County’s First Wind Project Is Small, Local and, of Course, Generating Opposition

Sep 07, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Seven Days.   Unlike projects in Sheffield and Deerfield, the Georgia Mountain owners are Green Mountain entrepreneurs: David Blittersdorf, a Vermont native who started successful alternative energy companies in Hinesburg and Williston, has teamed up with the Harrison family of Georgia, who own a concrete business and 25,000-tap maple sugaring operation.

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Rutland Herald: Proposed wind vote postponed

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   CASTLETON — A recently suggested townwide referendum on the proposed wind project has been postponed until at least Town Meeting Day.

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Rutland Herald Opinion: Listen to people on wind

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   In June of 2012, the select boards in the towns of Hubbardton, Castleton, Pittsford and West Rutland voted to oppose the Grandpa’s Knob wind park project proposed by Reunion Power.

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Rutland Herald: Castleton considers vote on wind project

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from the Rutland Herald.  CASTLETON — Voters may weigh in on the proposed commercial wind project later this year. The Select Board is considering including a non-binding memorandum in the upcoming Primary Day or General Election ballots.

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Rutland Herald Opinion: Getting out of Reunion’s grip

Jul 19, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   On Saturday, July 14, the Rutland Herald published a story on the front page about landowners speaking out about the windmill proposal in Pittsford, Hubbardton, Castleton and West Rutland.

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Rutland Herald Opinion: Wind currents

Jul 15, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   The wind is shifting. The prevailing winds on wind power have never blown powerfully in one direction, but popular acceptance has allowed a few projects to go forward in recent years.

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Rutland Herald Opinion: Kevin Jones on RECs and Wind

Jul 09, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Rutland Herald.   Let me cut to the chase: I strongly support the Select Boards in Castleton, Hubbardton, West Rutland and Pittsford that have chosen to oppose the proposed Grandpa’s Knob wind project and I stand with my many Rutland County neighbors who agree with their decisions.

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Brandon Reporter Opinion: Grandpa’s Knob Project Based on Deception

Jul 05, 2012 No Comments by

Below is a portion of the Letter to the Editor authored by Bill Greene reposted from Brandon Reporter. Download the full letter here.    I was raised in Fair Haven and have had a number of businesses in Fair Haven, West Rutland and Hubbardton. Hubbardton is where we chose to build our home and raise […]

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