My Turn: Wind power plan for Lake Champlain
Now that Ms. Symington says she wants 20 percent of Vermont's electricity in 10 years from windmills, here's how to bring that dream to fruition.
September 13, 2008
by David Usher
in Burlington Free Press
The shallow bays of Lake Champlain near Addison, Chittenden and Grand Isle counties, where electricity demand is growing rapidly, would be ideal for the giant windmills. In fairness, this windy watery playground also should be contributing to Vermont's renewable electricity.
Of course, new substations are necessary. Burlington's Moran plant could be revitalized as a mixed-use facility delivering a higher public benefit than wall climbing. Shelburne Bay and Shelburne Farms have a few optimal shoreline spots, too. These will conveniently serve Charlotte and Shelburne's wealthy couples living in 5,000-square-foot homes, espousing wind and conservation, while underwriting a pack of attorneys to ensure... [continue via Web link]