Good decision on Wind Power
It's time for Vermonters to enter into a reasoned dialog and consider all the options for its energy future. Many other renewable sources are in the pipeline. Let's look at them in a deliberate way. Let's stop rushing into whatever developers are pushing at the moment, because what's good for them may be bad for us.
March 23, 2006
by Cynthia Barber, Newark
in Burlington Free Press
I applaud the recent proposal for decision regarding the East Haven wind project issued by the hearing officer of the Public Service Board. Clearly, it was not an easy decision, as Kurt Janson deliberated over it for months.
While the decision turned on only two points, the public investment of the former Champion Lands and the refusal of the developer to perform the necessary bird and bat studies requested by the Agency of Natural Resources, the project itself fails in several other respects, such as inefficiency and unreliability.
Perhaps Rep. Robert Dostis was correct when he said in... [continue via Web link]