VT Digger: Court rules Lowell must honor petition opposing wind project

Jul 02, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the VT Digger. Press Release. July 1, 2013. In a ruling released recently, the Orleans Superior Court determined that efforts by The Lowell Select Board to avoid holding a special meeting to revisit an article against the Lowell Wind Project was illegal.

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This Week: Solar 101, Wind Tours, Siting Meeting, Opinions & More…

Jun 14, 2013 No Comments by

We had a great turnout in Pittsford for our first “Your Solar Options” presentation. The hour long discussion reviewed the fundamentals of going solar for homeowners and offered folks an opportunity to be involved in our Power Up Program.

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WCAX: Vt. towns ask for more noise tests on wind project

Jun 13, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from WCAX. June 13, 2013. ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) – Some towns near the Lowell Mountain wind project are asking for more testing to make sure that noise levels inside homes are not higher than allowed.

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This Week: VEC Worried About Wind, PACE in Cavendish, S. 30 in HNRE, Opinions & More…

Apr 12, 2013 No Comments by

Utility-scale wind continues to make news in the NEK as utility operators grapple with its implications. Last week, Vermont Electric Cooperative head David Hallquist said his utility would oppose further wind projects in the NEK because grid constraints are forcing operators to curtail operations at the Lowell and Sheffield wind projects. He said his position was because, “The more […]

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Rademacher: Insulation wins, hands down, over wind

Jan 25, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from: VTDigger. Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Jim Rademacher of Pittsford. The Vermont Thermal Energy Efficiency Task Force has issued its report indicating that the expenditures of $275 million over seven years to insulate 80,000 homes would save Vermont $2 billion in home heating oil over that time. It would also reduce CO2 […]

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This Week: Thank You, Wind Moratorium, Grandpa’s Knob, VEC Vote & More…

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments by

A big thank you to everyone that donated to our “Hire a Lobbyist” fundraising campaign. We saw a great response to our email last week and we are almost there! It is super important that we raise money to hire a lobbyist to represent our members this session.

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Newport Daily Express: VEC Considers Big Wind Moratorium

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Newport Daily Express. BY LAURA CARPENTER ORLEANS COUNTY – Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is considering a moratorium on industrial wind projects. Dave Hallquist, the CEO of VEC, said in an interview Thursday that if the board of directors decides on the moratorium, it should include solar as well to prevent driving […]

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This Week: Georgia Fines, Brandon Heating, Braithwaite Case Dropped & More…

Dec 07, 2012 No Comments by

Last December Chris Braithwaite, a reporter and publisher at the Barton Chronicle was arrested at the Lowell wind power site. His arrest came at the same time six Vermonters protesting the project were arrested.

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