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Green Energy Truths — Report from the Front Lines of Vermont
Michael Moore’s documentary “Planet of the Humans” by Jeff Gibbs and Ozzie Zehner has stirred up a frenzy of criticism from climate change activists, a Rolling Stone rebuttal by 350.org founder Bill McKibben, and demands by filmmaker Josh Fox to take the movie down. I am motivated to write from the trenches of Vermont, where some of the film’s footage is centered, in response to the strident accusations that “Planet of the Humans” is causing tremendous damage to the climate . . . Complete article »
Groom, Carol; Smith, Annette; and Luce, Ben
Impacts of Wind Power on the Northfield Ridge
Annette Smith of Vermonters for a Clean Environment and Ben Luce of Lyndon State College are guests on the Carol Groom Show, Mad River Television, Waitsfield, Vermont, August 17, 2010. They cover the many issues of industrial wind development on mountain ridges, including the many impacts on communities and the environment. Download MP4 file. Complete article »
Lessons for Sheffield: Experiences with UPC/First Wind and Clipper in Cohocton, New York
The names are the same. UPC. First Wind. Clipper Liberty. Josh Bagnato. Lawrence Mott. Residents of Cohocton, New York are living with it. Residents of Sheffield and Sutton, Vermont are still trying to stop it. Why? A recent visit to UPC/First Wind’s utility scale wind project in Cohocton NY provides this cautionary tale for Vermonters. UPC Wind, as it was known at the time, began development of utility scale wind projects in Cohocton NY and Sheffield VT at about the . . . Complete article »
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