Wind power forum draws largely supportive audience

MONTPELIER – Carefully sited commercial wind utilities could help solve Vermont's looming energy crunch, but some people find them visually ugly and their impact on wildlife is unknown, according to experts at a presentation on Tuesday. Editor's Note: The link below is to a letter written by forum attendees Ginny Crittenden, Joyce Hyde and Linda Bly that tells a very story than that reported here by Times Argus.
2 Mar 2006

50 to 60 windmills proposed

A national “wind energy developer” hopes to build 50 to 60 massive windmills – each nearly 400 feet tall – on about 8,000 acres of farmland in Centerville Township, and sell “green” electrical power to utilities in the region.
2 Mar 2006

An ill wind - Heads roll in turbine corruption scandal

With the news of the arrest of seven people linked to a government promoted renewable energy project, the regional administration has found itself embroiled in a corruption scandal the like of which it has not experienced since the revelations, several years ago, regarding a scheme to excavate a hill in Fuerteventura in the name of art.
2 Mar 2006

`Hybrid' Power System Sought

The president of Connecticut Light & Power Co. urged lawmakers Tuesday to partially reverse the state's deregulation of the power industry, saying consumers will get better rates if his company is again allowed to run some of its own generating plants.
1 Mar 2006

Wind Makes Little Difference

It is unreasonable to expect wind energy to make a meaningful contribution to reducing CO2 emissions, given wind’s unreliability and the consequent need to meet increasing power needs with reliable capacity. We would be better served by focusing on clean coal. The technology exists to clean coal today and that would make a meaningful difference. The proliferation of wind turbines will not.
1 Mar 2006
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