Vermont’s Energy Scofflaws

Aug 18, 2015 No Comments by

Scofflaw (noun) A violator who mocks or ridicules the law. Anybody who has ever objected to a “renewable” energy project in Vermont knows that the deck is stacked in favor of energy developers—that just about any project that’s proposed, no matter how objectionable, will be approved by our Public Service Board. Yet, having the playing […]

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This Week: Wind Noise, Solar Explosion, RECs, Total Energy & More…

Jun 28, 2013 No Comments by

This past week the Department of Public Service released an overview of the results of their independent noise monitoring of the Sheffield wind project. The report was conducted over 3 days at a cost of $19,000.

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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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This Week: DPS Supports Town Plans, Rutland & BTV Solar, Rally Coverage & More…

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments by

***EVENT NOTICES***On Sunday morning the Lowell Mountain Occupiers are inviting Vermonters to come hike the mountain and see the Lowell wind project first hand. Hiking starts at 10AM and is highly suggested for anyone that hasn’t yet made the trip to see the project. Directions and details are available on the Lowell Mountain Occupiers blog. 

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Burlington Free Press Opinion: Sue for share of wind power payoff

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments by

Reposted from Burlington Free Press.   Could a recent conversation with a friend have revealed a possible solution to the deep concerns about industrial wind turbines on 200 miles of mountain ridgelines?

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Barton Chronicle: Huge land purchase worries neighbors

Sep 28, 2012 No Comments

Reposted from Barton Chronicle.   The acquisition of more than 2,000 acres of land by a Nebraska clothing tycoon in three Orleans County towns during the last five years is provoking questions and anxiety among neighboring property owners over what may be coming next.

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VT Today: Wind project gets migratory bird permit

Aug 29, 2012 No Comments

Reposted from VT Today.   SHEFFIELD — The owner of a commercial wind project in Vermont has been issued a special permit for migratory bird monitoring.

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Vermontbiz: Controversy swirls around wind power Proponents expect economics, environmental concerns to quiet opposition

Aug 28, 2012 No Comments

Reposted from Vermontbiz.   Has the momentum shifted to the opponents’ side in the debate over development of wind power in Vermont?

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