VT Digger: Independent Advocate Idea Takes Center Stage At Energy Hearing

Sep 26, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the VT Digger. By Andrew Stein. September 25, 2013. Bennington Sen. Bob Hartwell is proposing the creation of an advocate’s office — independent from the governor — that would represent members of the public in energy permitting proceedings.

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Rutland Herald: Energy siting report draws some criticism

Sep 26, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the Rutland Herald. By Neal P. Goswami. September 26, 2013. MONTPELIER — A report by a special commission charged with reviewing the process of siting energy projects in Vermont, including wind, was received with skepticism Wednesday by some lawmakers.

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VPR: Grid Constraints May Hamper NEK Wind Proposal

Sep 23, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from VPR. By John Dillon. August 20, 2013. A Connecticut company wants to develop a new wind project on a Northeast Kingdom ridgeline just south of an existing wind development.

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WCAX: Anti-wind tower residents want Vt. gov’s help

Sep 23, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from WCAX. September 9, 2013. NEWARK, Vt. (AP) – Residents in the Vermont town of Newark are asking Gov. Peter Shumlin to appeal a state ruling that would allow a developer to erect test towers to monitor wind speeds in the area.

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VT Digger: MARGOLIS: NIMBY HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

Sep 23, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the VT Digger. By Jon Margolis. September 22, 2013. Jon Margolis is VTDigger’s political columnist. Look out! The NIMBY fraud is coming back.

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VT Digger: GMP agrees to fund bat conservation to offset potential turbine casualties

Sep 20, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the VT Digger. By Andrew Stein. September 19, 2013. Follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewcstein The Agency of Natural Resources and Green Mountain Power agreed last month to a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at protecting endangered bats near the utility’s 21-turbine wind generation site on Lowell Mountain.

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Rutland Herald: Energy siting commission review continues

Sep 19, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the Rutland Herald. Staff Report. September 18, 2013. MONTPELIER — Suggestions for a new process for how to permit and site wind turbines and other electrical generation projects will be the topic when the House and Senate committees on natural resources and energy hold a joint hearing in Montpelier on Sept. 25. 

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VT Digger: Barber & Arborio: An appeal to the governor

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from the VT Digger. Opinion. September 9, 2013. Editor’s note: This letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin was written by Cynthia E. Barber, executive coordinator of Newark Neighbors United, and Pamela Arborio, president of Brighton Ridge Protectors.

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