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Scott Says He Supports Giving Towns Say In Energy Projects
Monday, 03/25/13
By Bob Kinzel
Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is ready to break a tie vote in favor of legislation that has developed into one of the most contentious bills of the session: How to decide where to build energy projects.
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Grid Issues Lead To Smaller NEK Wind Project
Monday, 03/25/13
By John Dillon
The developer of a planned Northeast Kingdom wind farm has decided to scale back the project by a third to lessen the impact on the transmission grid.
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Grafton Grapples With Wind Development
Tuesday, 03/05/13
By Susan Keese
Grafton has been considering whether an industrial wind project should be built in town. A proposal at town meeting to help determine where the town stands didn't clear up the confusion.
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Moratorium Removed From Wind Bill As New Poll Shows Support For Projects
Tuesday, 02/26/13
By John Dillon
Senators have removed a proposed moratorium from legislation regulating large-scale wind projects. But the bill would now require that wind developments be judged under the full criteria of Act 250. Both sides of the wind debate are disappointed in the latest version.
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Sanders Continues To Oppose Wind Moratorium
Thursday, 02/07/13
By Jane Lindholm
Senator Bernie Sanders is standing by his decision to speak out against a proposed moratorium on ridgeline wind development. Sanders believes that immediate and drastic action is needed to combat global climate change.
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Grafton Officials Take "Wait And See" Approach On Wind Projects
Saturday, 02/02/13
By Susan Keese
The town of Windham has been in the news recently for its efforts to defend a provision in its town plan banning commercial wind projects. Despite those efforts, a major energy company recently won permission to build wind test towers in Windham and neighboring Grafton. Officials in Grafton have been silent on the issue, but that may be changing. VPR's Susan Keese reports.
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Wind Development Update
Friday, 02/01/13
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's John Dillon updates us on the wind debate developments in the past week.
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Activists Press Their Case, But Wind Moratorium Unlikely
Friday, 02/01/13
By John Dillon
Activists concerned about ridge line wind development descended on the Statehouse Thursday to make their case for a three year moratorium on the projects. The moratorium has some support in the state Senate. But its prospects in the House are much less certain.
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Vermont Edition
The End-of-Life Rights Debate
Friday, 02/01/13
By Jane Lindholm
We hear the debate over end-of-life rights after a week of hearings at the State House, VPR's John Dillon provides analysis on wind power issues and we listen back to the voices in the week's news.
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Grid Constraints Mean Less Power Output From Wind Projects
Wednesday, 01/30/13
By John Dillon
Some big wind projects in the region are not performing as planned due to constraints on the transmission grid. That news came as Vermont lawmakers focused on both climate change and a moratorium on new wind development.
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Sanders Weighs In Against Ridgeline Wind Moratorium
Monday, 01/28/13
By John Dillon
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says the Vermont Legislature should reject a proposed moratorium on ridgeline wind projects.
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Siting Commission To Hold Meeting In Brattleboro
Tuesday, 01/22/13
By Susan Keese
During a public hearing on Wednesday, a commission reviewing Vermont's approval process for power projects will likely hear from residents of Windham. Voters there revised their town plan years ago to ban commercial wind development.
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Senators Call For Wind Development Moratorium
Thursday, 01/03/13
Two Vermont state senators are planning to unveil legislation that would call for a three-year moratorium on large-scale wind power projects in the state.
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Georgia Wind Project Online In Time For Tax Credit
Tuesday, 01/01/13
The Georgia Mountain wind project is online and making power in time to take advantage of a federal tax credit.
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Wind Moratorium Demanded As Debate Intensifies
Monday, 12/31/12
By John Dillon
State regulators have approved wind testing towers in southern Vermont, despite opposition from the host towns. The decision comes during an intensifying debate over renewable energy projects in Vermont.
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Trespass Charges Dropped Against NEK Publisher
Wednesday, 12/05/12
By John Dillon
The state has dismissed trespass charges against a Northeast Kingdom newspaper publisher who was arrested last year while he was covering an anti-wind protest.
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Newscast: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:35 a.m.
Saturday, 12/01/12
By Dave McGown
Newscast: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:35 a.m.
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GMP Makes Deadline For Lowell Project As Last Turbine Hooked Up
Wednesday, 11/21/12
By John Dillon
Green Mountain Power has commissioned the last of its 21 wind turbines in Lowell - well in time for the company to meet an end-of-the-year deadline for federal tax credits.
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Growing Calls For Statewide Wind Moratorium
Wednesday, 11/21/12
By John Dillon
State utility regulators recently gave a boost to a wind energy developer eyeing a project in the Northeast Kingdom. The Public Service Board refused to dismiss the developer's application for a wind testing tower. But the project still faces fierce local opposition. And there are growing calls for a statewide moratorium on ridgeline wind development.
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Vt. Supreme Court Upholds Lowell Wind Permits
Friday, 10/19/12
The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected a series of appeals filed by opponents of a project to build a series of wind turbines on Lowell Mountain.
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Developer Presses For Meteorological Tower, Despite Opposition
Monday, 10/15/12
By John Dillon
The developer of a potential Northeast Kingdom wind project says he'll respect town residents' wishes if they don't want wind towers. But first he wants to see if there would even be enough wind at the site to make the project viable.
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DPS Backs Windham In Wind Project Opposition
Monday, 10/15/12
By Susan Keese
The State Department of Public Service has weighed in against a bid to build exploratory weather towers in Windham. It's a case that could set new precedent. The towers are a first step in determining if a site is suitable for wind turbines -- a type of development the Windham town plan specifically rules out.
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Protesters Voice Opposition To Big Wind Projects
Friday, 10/12/12
By John Dillon
About 200 people gathered on the Statehouse lawn on Friday to voice their opposition to large-scale wind projects. The demonstrators prepared a symbolic "certificate of public harm" to give to the Vermont Public Service Board which has issued permits for wind projects in Sheffield, Lowell, Georgia and Deerfield.
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Castleton Considers Ban On Industrial-Scale Wind
Monday, 10/08/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Castleton's Planning Commission is working on changes to ridgeline zoning regulations. The commission says there's widespread agreement that commercial development shouldn't be permitted on at least 20 peaks.
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Candidates Take Sides On Mountaintop Wind Moratorium
Monday, 10/08/12
The Republicans seeking the top two state offices both support a moratorium on large-scale wind tower development in Vermont.
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