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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VPR: Grid Issues Lead To Smaller NEK Wind Project

Mar 25, 2013 1 Comment by

Reposted from VPR. The developer of a planned Northeast Kingdom wind farm has decided to scale back the project by a third to lessen the impact on the transmission grid. Seneca Mountain Wind had planned a 90 to 100 megawatt project with up to 35 turbines on ridgelines in Essex County and far northern Caledonia […]

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This Week: Urgency of S. 30, Energy Events, Solar, Opinions & More…

Mar 15, 2013 No Comments by

The energy development bill S. 30 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee today and looks to be headed to a vote in the full Senate next week. The bill is worthy of your support because it:          

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This Week: Town Meeting Results, Wind and Biomass Opinions, S. 30 Action & More…

Mar 08, 2013 No Comments by

Several Vermont towns addressed renewable energy projects this week during Town Meeting Day. The Burlington Free Press reported that Newark, Lowell, and Grafton all had wind related issues on the agenda. 

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Rutland Herald: Developer: Wind moratorium not needed

Nov 24, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from The Rutland Herald. COLCHESTER — A proposed three-year moratorium on ridgeline wind energy projects in Vermont could dampen any future investment in renewable energy, a developer says.

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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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Burlington Free Press: State defends Newark in wind energy case

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from The Burlington Free Press. New, clearly written opposition to commercial wind development in the Newark town plan must be considered as the Public Service Board weighs an application for a project known as Seneca Mountain Wind, the Public Service Department argued in a memorandum filed this week.

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WCAX: The battle over wind power on Vt. ridgelines

Oct 07, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from WCAX.   SHEFFIELD, Vt. – Sheffield, the Northeast Kingdom’s first wind farm, opened to fanfare a year ago this month.

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