Alerts and Events: Vermont
These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of 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.
Wind energy development on United States Forest Service land in Readsboro and Searsburg is mountaintop quarrying. The Green Mountain National Forest got a new superhighway for trucks carrying loads of more than 200,000 pounds to elevations above 3000 feet. The bears got a new bridge. Click here to download VCE’s 2017 End of Year Report.
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, . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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.