Valley Reporter Articles & Letters Week of 9/13/10

Sep 17, 2010 No Comments by

Below are links and text of several letters and articles from the Valley Reporter this week. Full text of each article is below for searchability and archival purposes. Many small-scale energy projects needed Keeping what we have, getting what we need Not scare tactics If it sounds too good to be true . . . […]

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Valley Reporter: In Defense of Solar Panels

Sep 10, 2010 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Valley Reporter. By Nancy Baron I’ve been reading with dismay the many critical letters targeting the solar panels going up on the private property along Route 100. Taking heed of the near (97 percent) consensus amongst climate scientists that the earth is warming due to human-caused CO2 emissions, and the dire […]

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Valley Reporter: Unintended Consequences by Win Smith

Sep 03, 2010 No Comments by

The following is a My View column by Win Smith (President of Sugarbush Resort) published on 9/2/2010 in the Valley Reporter. Unintended Consequences In my opinion, there is no question that we need to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and also move more rapidly away from dependency on carbon-based fuels and towards various forms […]

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Valley Reporter Editorial: Job Number One

Sep 02, 2010 No Comments by

Reposted here from the Valley Reporter. Job number one, for whoever becomes Vermont’s next governor and those who become our next state representatives and senators, is to change the process by which alternative energy projects are reviewed, permitted and sited. Currently, such projects come before the Vermont Public Service Board, which notifies towns that an […]

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Valley Reporter: Citizens Wind says local project is not out to bid

Sep 02, 2010 No Comments by

Reposted from the Valley Reporter. 9/2/2010 By Lisa Loomis Citizens Wind is not soliciting bids for a commercial wind project on the Northfield Ridge in Waitsfield.

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Waitsfield moves closer to signing power purchase agreement for solar trackers

Aug 31, 2010 No Comments by

By Lisa Loomis from The Valley Reporter. Waitsfield is still working through legal questions of the town’s authority to sign a multi-year contract to purchase electricity.

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Mad River Television: Impacts of Wind Power on the Northfield Ridge

Aug 20, 2010 No Comments by

Below is a 1-hour video of the Carol Groom Show as they address the topic of wind power on Northfield Ridge in Waitsfield, Northfield and Moretown. The Carol Groom Show from Annette Smith on Vimeo.

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Wind opponents organize legal entity to fight Northfield Ridge projects

Aug 20, 2010 No Comments by

The Valley Reporter Opponents of a proposal to bring a commercial wind farm to the Northfield Ridge in Waitsfield have formed a legal entity to fight the project.

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