This Week: CPH Rally, Gov’s Siting Panel, Brighton Talk, Springfield Biomass, and More…

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments by

***EVENT NOTICES*** Middlebury College will host a panel discussion on the future of wind energy in Vermont on this Tuesday October 9th, from 7-9 pm.  Panelists will include Paul Burns (Director of VPIRG), Ginny Lyons (Chair of the Senate Energy Committee), and Lukas Snelling (Director of Energize Vermont).  

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WCAX: Wind supporters, opponents square off in Brighton

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from WCAX.   BRIGHTON, Vt. – Supporters and opponents of a proposed commercial wind farm around Seneca Mountain in the Northeast Kingdom will square off at a public meeting Wednesday night in Brighton.

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Newport Daily Express: Questions, Not Comments

Sep 07, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Newport Daily Express.   BRIGHTON, VT – The Select Board, town officials, interested parties, and John Soininen from Seneca Mountain Wind (SMW) met Tuesday evening to hash out the format for an October 3rd meeting for both sides to educate the public about commercial wind.

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This Week: Wind Strife, Solar Summit, Springfield Biomass & Lots of Opinions…

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments by

Green Mountain Power made news this week with their efforts to build solar in Rutland. They announced they would hold a “solar summit” for officials and developers in the area, and that they would prefer to build a large solar project at a former city landfill. 

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This Week: NVDA Vote, Windham Wind, Energy Talk, Encore Contract & More….

Jun 29, 2012 No Comments by

Three big news items this week, each seeing substantial coverage in the press. First, last night the Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) approved a 3-year moratorium on wind energy development in the Northeast Kingdom. The vote was 36-3 three in favor of the measure. Board Chairman of the planning group, Kenn Stransky, was quoted as […]

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This Week: Two More Towns Oppose Grandpa’s Knob, Seneca MET Towers, Rutland Solar, Opinions & More…

Jun 22, 2012 No Comments by

***PRESENTATION ON VERMONT’S ENERGY FUTURE*** I’ll be giving a presentation titled, “A Vermont-Scale Approach to Renewable Energy: How We Return Power to the People” Tuesday night in Springfield at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 21 Fairground Road. I’d love to see you there, and email me if you need directions. 

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Burlington Free Press: In Vermont wind debate, the breeze stiffens

Jun 08, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Burlington Free Press.   NEWARK — Word first came to this North­east Kingdom hill town on March 7. The eyes of a New Hampshire wind energy company had alighted on the Hawk Rock ridgeline.

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Burlington Free Press: Path for turbine wind projects not getting any easier in Vermont

Jun 07, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Burlington Free Press.   NEWARK — Word first came to this North­east Kingdom hill town on March 7. The eyes of a New Hampshire wind energy company had alighted on the Hawk Rock ridgeline.

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