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    These postings are provided to help publicize the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.


    posted:  November 2, 2016
    Publications, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Vermonters for a Clean Environment

    Wind Issues in Vermont

    Divided Communities – Foreign corporations with government subsidies Enel (Italy), Iberdrola (Spain), Gaz-­‐Metro (Canada), Nordex (Germany) Expensive Regulatory Process, Intervenors Consistently Ignored by PSB $0 for Towns to participate in the Public Service Board process Economics – $$ to “host” town, neighboring towns get $0 or token payments, and negative impacts Confidential power costs Selling Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) out of state, while getting credit for the SPEED program requirements Aviation – Interference with radar and safety issues for airports, . . .

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    posted:  March 8, 2016
    Environment, Presentations, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Grafton Woodlands Group and Friends of Windham

    Wind versus Water: the impact of ridgeline wind on water resources

    Civil and environmental engineer Geoffry Goll of Princeton Hydro will discuss the Saxtons River watershed and the potential impact of industrial wind. The focus will be based on his direct relevant experience with other wind projects and the impacts of Vermont’s high-elevation headwater sources of water for people and the ecology. Friday, March 18, 6:30 pm Grafton (Vermont) Elementary School gymnasium Goll will highlight the extreme difficulty of controlling stormwater run-off from the high-impact, high-elevation construction sites. He will describe . . .

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    posted:  November 20, 2015
    Publications, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Peter Gould

    Marly, by Peter Gould

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    posted:  November 25, 2014
    Action alerts, Campaigns, Economics, Emissions, Environment, Health, Letters, U.S., VermontPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Vermonters for a Clean Environment

    Vermonters’ Plea: DO NOT REINSTATE the Wind Energy PTC

    Dear Senators Leahy and Sanders and Congressman Welch: We, the undersigned, join many thousands of U.S. taxpayers and ratepayers nationwide in urging you and your colleagues to eliminate the 22-year old wind production tax credit (PTC). You should know by now that development of wind power in the United States does not reduce our need to maintain and build reliable generation, nor does it add materially to employment in our country. The small amount of energy it generates is intermittent, . . .

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    posted:  December 11, 2013
    Announcements, Hearings, Law, Noise, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  State of Vt. Public Service Board

    Vermont PSB to develop sound standards for wind energy facilities

    An investigation is hereby instituted to consider the development of sound standards applicable to facilities constructed pursuant to 30 V.S.A. §§ 248 and 219a. A prehearing conference will be held, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 10(c), before the Board Members, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 1:30 P.M., at the Pavilion Auditorium, located at 109 State Street, in Montpelier, Vermont. All participants shall be prepared to address questions of investigation goals, format, scheduling and intervention at that time.

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    posted:  August 16, 2013
    Essays, Health, Property values, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Luann Therrien

    N.I.M.B.Y. Next It Might Be You!!!!!

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    posted:  May 17, 2012
    Environment, Publications, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Chris Braithwaite

    Stand Against the Wind

    To purchase a copy, go to: https://www.createspace.com/3869681 Stand Against the Wind by Chris Braithwaite In the fall of 2011, as Green Mountain Power began construction of a major wind power development on Lowell Mountain in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, a small group of citizens decided to stop it. They had already tried to convince the state’s utility regulators that the project was environmentally destructive and economically disastrous, and they had failed. This book is about their decision to carry on the . . .

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