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.
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 . . .
To the Editor, Sheffield Beehive: Vermonters for a Clean Environment (VCE) has been hearing from neighbors of First Wind’s Sheffield wind project who are complaining about noise, lighting and other issues related to the 16 big wind turbines on the mountain. We have set up a form to give people an opportunity to report what they are experiencing, and to get a sense of how widespread the problems are. The form can be found at http://vtce.wufoo.com/forms/wind-turbine-impact-complaint-form/. VCE assists citizens dealing . . .
Saturday, January 14: Windfall Screening Time: 7:00 PM Price: free Location: Craftsbury Public Library, Craftsbury Common, Vt. Description: The Craftsbury Public Library is partnering with the Ridge Protectors to bring a screening of the movie Windfall to Craftsbury on Saturday, January 14, at 7PM. Wind power… it’s sustainable… it burns no fossil fuels…it produces no air pollution. What’s more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That’s what the people of Meredith, in upstate New York first thought when a . . .
The Lowell Mountain Occupiers will hold a second “Mountaintop Open House” on the ridgeline adjacent to the Lowell Wind Project on Sunday, December 4th. “The purpose of the Open House is to allow people to see what’s happening on the mountain and have their questions answered in a non-judgmental, non-confrontational setting,” says organizer Anne Morse. Individuals with a wide range of interests and questions may wish to attend: those in favor of wind power but conflicted about ridgeline development; concerned . . .
You Are Invited! To attend an Open House to view Green Mountain Power’s crane path construction site on the Lowell Mountains. Meet in front of the Craftsbury Public Library at 11:30 am Sunday November 13. [Click here for map.] We will carpool to the base of the mountain and hike up. Details: Wear bright colors (it’s hunting season), hiking shoes or rubber boots; (the trail is muddy and steep). Bring warm layers, raingear, a wool or pile hat, daypack with . . .
Industrial wind projects are presented as a “green” way to produce energy. But standing on top of one of the world’s oldest mountains, watching forest and stone get blown away to make room for these behemoths – that tells a different story. There is no way to “un-blast” a ridge. Corporations of the world flock towards the capital these projects put in their pockets – they don’t care that they’re the most inefficient and expensive way to make clean energy, that there . . .
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Source: Green Mountain National Forest
The Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) recently released for public comment its Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the proposed Deerfield Wind Project in the Towns of Searsburg and Readsboro. The Forest has been evaluating several alternatives in detail, including the original proposal for a 17 turbine project. Two other action alternatives are also being considered. They include development of a 7 turbine project on the ridge east of Route 8, and development of a 15 turbine project that . . .