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Deerfield Wind Project Faces Appeal
Monday, 02/27/12
Last month's Forest Service approval for a wind turbine project in Searsburg and Readsboro is facing a challenge from an environmental group.
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Wind Firm Says Sheffield Project Exceeding Expectations
Wednesday, 01/25/12
Vermont's newest commercial wind power project is starting to pay dividends to the town where it's located.
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Forest Service Approves Wind Project
Wednesday, 01/04/12
The U.S. Forest Service has approved the construction of 15 wind turbines in the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont.
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State Signals Rutland County Wind Project May Be Unacceptable
Monday, 01/02/12
By John Dillon
The state Agency of Natural Resources is concerned that a large wind power project planned for Rutland County could have unacceptable environmental impacts. Agency officials met recently with the developer and told him the project faces steep hurdles for approval.
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Regulator Says More Big Wind Might Not Be Appropriate
Friday, 12/16/11
By John Dillon
The top energy official in the Shumlin Administration says Vermont probably won't see more big wind energy projects beyond those that have already been approved. But the issue of how much wind power is enough for the state's ridgelines continues to divide environmentalists.
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Push For Wind Development Draws More Debate
Thursday, 10/27/11
By John Dillon
The Shumlin Administration says the state should consider lifting a moratorium on wind development on public land. The recommendation is contained in a draft state energy plan, and it's drawing fire from environmental groups.
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Officials Celebrate New Sheffield Wind Farm
Wednesday, 10/26/11
By John Dillon
The state's biggest wind project officially opened on Wednesday even as protesters staged a demonstration near another large-scale wind development under construction in Lowell. The events offered a contrasting view of wind energy development in Vermont.
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GMP Wins Court Order In Wind Battle
Friday, 10/14/11
By John Dillon
A court order requires opponents of Green Mountain Power's Lowell Mountain wind project to stay away from its construction zone during blasting periods. The legal action is the latest development in a showdown between GMP and a group of protesters.
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Some Work Continues On Lowell Wind Project
Monday, 10/10/11
Construction of a road that is being built to carry equipment up the mountain has stopped for the time being. But work continues on parts of the wind project devoted to handling storm water.
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Construction Begins On Community Wind Project
Tuesday, 09/06/11
Construction has begun on the Kingdom Community Wind project on Lowell Mountain, and Green Mountain Power says basic construction is already under way.  
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Vermont Wind Project Update
Friday, 08/26/11
By Bob Kinzel
VPR Reporter John Dillon has been covering the topic of wind development in Vermont.  He joins Bob Kinzel with an update.
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Back To School Issues
Friday, 08/26/11
By Bob Kinzel
Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca discusses the top school issues, VPR's John Dillon provides the latest on wind power developments and we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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Protesters Call For More Solar, Fewer Wind Projects
Wednesday, 08/24/11
By John Dillon
Protesters turned out on the Statehouse lawn on Wednesday to oppose a wind energy project in Lowell and others planned around the state. The critics of large-scale wind say solar power is the better way to meet Vermont's energy needs.
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NEK Wind Project Clears Another Hurdle
Tuesday, 08/09/11
By John Dillon
Green Mountain Power has cleared more hurdles in its effort to build a large wind energy project on a Northeast Kingdom ridgeline. The latest step involves wetlands on Lowell Mountain.
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Vermont Electric Approves $12M Transmission Upgrade
Wednesday, 07/27/11
By Melody Bodette
Members of the Vermont Electric Cooperative are saying yes to a $12 million transmission line upgrade linked with a wind farm project in Lowell.
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Work Suspended On Lowell Wind Project
Friday, 07/22/11
By John Dillon
Green Mountain Power says work started on its Lowell Mountain wind project without state permission. The work included filling in a wetland that was supposed to be protected to lessen the impact of the ridgeline development. The Agency of Natural Resources is now investigating.
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Groups Say Wind Power Project Will Harm Streams
Friday, 07/22/11
Groups opposed to Green Mountain Power's wind project planned Lowell Mountain say it'll hurt mountain streams and cause erosion.
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Board Delays Conservation Easements For Wind Project
Friday, 07/15/11
By John Dillon
Green Mountain Power will be allowed to start construction in August on Lowell Mountain without first having conservation easements in place to protect wildlife habitat.
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GMP Asks Regulators To Rule On Wind Project
Tuesday, 07/12/11
By John Dillon
Green Mountain Power is in a rush to build its Lowell Mountain wind project so it's asked state utility regulators to hurry up and issue a final ruling. But opponents charge the company is trying to cut corners.
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GMP Asks For More Time To Obtain Conservation Easements
Thursday, 06/16/11
By John Dillon
Green Mountain Power says it's under a tight schedule to build a Northeast Kingdom wind project. So the company has asked state regulators to give it more flexibility and change conditions in its state permit.
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Sheffield Wind Opponents Vow To Continue Fight
Friday, 06/03/11
By John Dillon
Despite a loss this week at the state Supreme Court, opponents of a wind project in Sheffield say they will continue their legal challenge. They had asked the court to block construction while appeals to the 16 turbine project are pending. But the court this week denied the request.
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Milton Wind Project May Begin This Fall
Friday, 06/03/11
Construction could begin this fall on a four-turbine wind project on a ridgeline in Milton.
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PSB Approves Lowell Wind Project
Wednesday, 06/01/11
By John Dillon
The Public Service Board has approved Green Mountain Power's proposal for a wind project on Lowell Mountain in the Northeast Kingdom. The utility wants to build 20 to 21 turbines, each over 400 feet tall, along 3 miles of the ridgeline. Map: View the status of wind projects in Vermont Earlier: Protesters Voice Opposition
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Burlington Electric Moves Closer To Renewable Goal
Thursday, 03/03/11
The city-owned Burlington Electric Department says it is a step closer to achieving its goal of being 100 percent renewable by 2016.
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Protesters Voice Opposition To Lowell Wind Project
Thursday, 02/24/11
By John Dillon
Vermont lawmakers want to accelerate appeals of acontroversial wind project in Lowell because they worry it could lose federal taxsubsidies if it's delayed. Butopponents of the Green Mountain Power development say their appeal rights couldbe violated if the bill passes.
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