[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Siting bill to be heard on the mountaintop  

Credit:  Wind Wise - Massachusetts, windwisema.org 13 August 2011 ~~

The latest versions of the wind siting bill that failed to pass in the last session are slated for a hearing on September 7, 2011 at 10:00 am. Jiminy Peak in Hancock, MA is the location for one of two planned hearings. The ski operation has a 1.5 MW turbine to reduce costs for its operations.

This very inopportune timing and location seems designed to prevent opposition to the bills from being heard.

Wednesday September 7th is the first day of school in many Massachusetts communities and the first day of classes for many colleges. Parents, teachers, students and staff will not be able to get away. Their concerns about the threat to their health and to their ability to have local control over siting decisions will not receive the hearing they deserve.

The State of Massachusetts gave over half a million dollars in grants from the Renewable Energy Trust (RET) to the Jiminy Peak turbine. RET funds come from surcharges on commercial and residential utility bills.

Source:  Wind Wise - Massachusetts, windwisema.org 13 August 2011

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 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 Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


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