[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Northeast Kingdom wind farm project rejected again 


By Candace Page
Free Press Staff Writer

The Vermont Public Service Board has confirmed its rejection of a commercial wind farm atop East Mountain in the Northeast Kingdom.

Developer Mathew Rubin said he would not appeal to the Vermont Supreme Court.

“We’ve made the decision to take no further activity on the project until the state policy on wind power changes,” he said.

In an order dated Thursday, the utility-regulating board reaffirmed that East Haven Windfarm had failed to provide sufficient evidence that four turbines would not harm bird and bat populations.

The board also repeated its belief that wind generation projects can bring substantial benefits.

East Haven Windfarm had proposed to erect four 200-foot-tall wind turbines at an abandoned mountaintop radar base in East Haven.

Rubin said he will not sell the 17 acres he owns on the mountaintop.

He said he also will wait before he erects two wind-measurement towers to test the feasibility of generation on two peaks near East Mountain. Those testing towers have been approved by the Public Service Board.

What he sees as state opposition to wind development will change, he said, “because of global warming and because other than wind power there is no way to generate a reasonable amount of Vermont’s electricity,” he said.

Gov. Jim Douglas has said he opposes most commercial-scale wind development on mountaintops, but he supported Rubin’s East Mountain proposal as a demonstration project.

The Public Service Board is a three-person board appointed by the governor.

Contact Candace Page at 660-1865 or cpage@bfp.burlingtonfreepress.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky