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Utilities, however, are clear about the futility of wind power. Eon Netz, one of Germany's grid managers, with over 7,000 MW of wind capacity connected, has described in their annual wind reports that they need additional conventional capacity to cover 100 percent of the possible infeed from wind, because even as it peaks it often drops off very quickly.
The latest conflict centers around a lawyer hired to represent the town whose fees will be reimbursed by the wind developer.
There are no definitive, objective studies of effects of wind energy projects on property values; however, real estate agents recognize and agree that properties with significant natural views have premium value and intrusions on these views erode value. Read all the references to "beautiful view" in real estate ads. People care greatly about view and buy accordingly.
Many of us rely on the beauty of our hills and farms and a business that grows yearly. Please stop chasing the buck. Ide is acting like a real estate broker for big wind and some things (like our hills) should not be for sale.
Saying "no" to industrial wind development on Vermont ridge lines is not the same thing as saying "yes" to nuclear power plants. Mr. Dewey is either confused or deliberately making untrue statements for his own purposes.
I get the feeling that if we focused on integrated power generation that included small back yard wind mills, small hydro where feasible, photo voltaic, geothermal and even manual generation we could generate a lot of electricity right at our own homes.
"There's not a lot of history and that's one of the things that confounds the issues," said Dave Lamont of the Vermont Department of Public Service about the issue of economic impact on towns.
Growing interest in wind power has led to six new wind farm proposals in Vermont and at least five wind farms now being constructed or under discussion in New Hampshire. In Maine, at least two projects are facing reviews
Young announces plan to restore company's financial strength
When all the arguments and reasoning are done, and decisions must be made, it comes down for me to something other than opinion. Something so utterly personal it is inarguable. A mountain is more than what we want from it. It is a matter of sanctity.
The Public Service Department has supported the four-turbine East Haven demonstration project despite statements from Gov. James Douglas in favor of small, residential windmills over the larger commercial models.
SHEFFIELD – Officials behind a major wind project proposed here unveiled more details of their plans Thursday evening, meeting with the planning commission as required by the state law that regulates energy projects. Massachusetts-based UPC Wind Management presented the update, bringing in its president, power sales director, project manager, lawyer, publicist and environmental consultant. They were joined by Avram Patt, general manager of East Montpelier-based Washington Electric Co-op.
Gov. Jim Douglas has called for any development in the wind power industry to specifically relate to a Vermont scale. This is a responsible approach, in my view
New England is possessed of much talent but looses a considerable portion of it to other states due to the regions relative weakness in providing for a reasonable priced cost of living even though taxes do not appear to be a competitive disadvantage to New England.
Planning Commission Chairman Brian Keefe had his hands full keeping the overflow audience from drifting away from the siting issue. Many wanted to discuss questions of aesthetics or the merits of wind power. Keefe explained that there would be at least two or three meetings to discuss those other issues.
..wind development is highly industrial. It's construction is devastating. It's appearance is horrific. It's damage to the environment, wildlife, tourism and real-estate is indisputable. With all that ugly negativism, there should be superb compensating benefits. But there are not. There is no beef. There is no real service for the public good. It's just another tax shelter for the super rich.
UPC Wind Management Development hired Burlington-based Spike Advertising to create a print advertisement blitz, to gather supporters by going door-to-door handing out "fact sheets," and to form a "Friends of Sheffield Wind Farm" grassroots support group to talk to neighbors.
Recently, concerns have been raised about my personal position regarding wind energy development in the context of the Orton Family foundation's role in the siting of the proposed Little Equinox wind facility.
New England faces major near-term challenges in all parts of its energy infrastructure including natural gas facilities, electric transmission lines and electric power generation, according to a report released today by the New England Energy Alliance.
If Miss Vermont could speak, she would probably cry out for help. It is our duty as responsible caretakers not to let these wind vultures rape our hills.