Wind sells, but who's buying?
MANCHESTER — Endless Energy is offering the town an additional $600,000 to host five 390-feet wind turbines on Little Equinox, but it may not be in time to sway public opinion.
February 13, 2006
by Patrick McArdle, Staff Writer
in The Bennington Banner
Harley Lee, founder and president of Endless Energy, made the offer in a letter to the town on Saturday. Lee is offering $30,000 a year across 20 years.
The money would come from the revenue Endless Energy makes from selling electricity that's generated in Manchester.
Lee's offer came after those attending a recent wind forum voted that one of their biggest concerns was that Manchester wouldn't see any economic benefits from the turbines.
But during the final wind forum on Saturday, the majority of the attendees still said they strongly opposed the proposal.
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