Gone with the wind
What do these wind turbines represent?
Opportunism, for one. In return for investing in the wind project, GMP will receive $44 million in federal production tax credits over 10 years. Environmentalists pushed hard for those incentives, and you can't blame entrepreneurs for leaping at them.
October 10, 2012
by Judith Levine
in Seven Days
A couple of friends and I hiked up Lowell Mountain on a recent rainy Saturday to get a closer look at Kingdom Community Wind, Green Mountain Power and Vermont Electric Cooperative's wind farm. We turned right off New Street in Albany onto the Bailey Hazen Road, past Don and Shirley Nelson's tidy white farmhouse and their round pond half outlined by a stone wall, like a bright eye with an arched brow. The fields and pastures poured toward the mountains in every direction. And, as the ruts got rockier - part of the Catamount Trail, this section of road is... [continue via Web link]