New wind testimony raises valid concerns
Rather than stand as a beacon of progress, the wind power development proposed by UPC for the Northeast Kingdom could have a devastating effect on the area's fragile environment, economy and communities. It's not worth the megawatts.
August 8, 2006
by Editorial Staff
in Burlington Free Press
Opposition to the proposed Sheffield wind utility from the Vermont Department of Public Service should send a chill through developers who want to use the state's ridgelines for their power projects.
Aesthetics, economics, scale and public enjoyment were among the reasons for the department's negative assessment of the proposed wind utility. This extensive opposition -- filed as testimony to the Public Service Board last week -- could not only stop UPC Vermont Wind from proceeding in Sheffield, but it should send a message to other companies that it's not going to be easy to construct 400-foot-tall wind turbines on top... [continue via Web link]