Video: Ben Luce, Ph.D. Presentation on Wind Power in Vermont

Oct 11, 2010 1 Comment by

On September 22nd the Friends of Northfield Ridge invited Ben Luce, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics and Sustainability Studies, and a longtime wind advocate to address wind power on Vermont’s ridgelines. Below is the video of that talk. You can also see the second presentation of the night by Annette Smith of VCE here. Ben […]

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Video: Annette Smith Presentation At Skinner Barn

Oct 11, 2010 No Comments by

At the same September 22nd event that Ben Luce spoke, Annette Smith from Vermonters For a Clean Environment spoke about her experiences with Vermonters around the state and the Public Service Board permitting process.

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Video: Questions & Answers from the Skinner Barn Event

Oct 11, 2010 No Comments by

Below is video of the questions and answers session from the Friends of Northfield Ridge event at the Skinner Barn on September 22nd 2010. See also the presentations from the event: Ben Luce Annette Smith Questions and Answer Session, 9/22/10 Skinner Barn, Waitsfield VT from Energize Vermont on Vimeo.

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Valley Reporter: Communities controlling their own destinies

Oct 08, 2010 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Valley Reporter. When solar trackers first started sprouting up along The Valley’s scenic corridors, The Valley Reporter used this space to question why there had been no collective planning around the issue of where alternative energy installations should be placed.

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Valley Reporter: Packed house for Friends of the Northfield Ridge wind power presentation

Sep 30, 2010 No Comments by

Written by Lisa Loomis Sep 30, 2010 at 09:24 AM Professor Ben Luce and environmental activist Annette Smith laid out reasons why wind power may not be right for Vermont and detailed the permitting process – including its lack of citizen/local participation – to a full house at the Skinner Barn in Waitsfield last week. […]

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Valley Reporter: FNR members and others consider local solar orchard

Sep 24, 2010 No Comments by

Written by Lisa Loomis Sep 23, 2010 at 10:50 AM Members of Friends of the Northfield Ridge and other local residents are researching the possibility of creating a solar orchard in Waitsfield or another Valley town where individuals could purchase their own solar tracker or solar panels.

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Valley Reporter: Friends of Northfield Ridge host public forum

Sep 17, 2010 No Comments by

Written by VR Sep 16, 2010 at 10:11 AM Friends of the Northfield Ridge will host a forum featuring speakers on alternative energy and wind turbines next week. The September 22 meeting takes place at the Skinner Barn on the Common Road, starting at 5 p.m.

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Valley Reporter: No solar trackers for Waitsfield Town Garage

Sep 17, 2010 No Comments by

Written by Lisa Loomis Sep 16, 2010 at 10:19 AM The Waitsfield Select Board will not pursue a plan to install 15 solar trackers at the Waitsfield Town Garage after the installer, All Earth Renewables, changed the terms of the proposed deal.

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