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GMP Hopes Wind Project Succeeds Where Others Have Failed
Saturday, 05/22/10
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's second largest utility applied this week for permits to build a major wind power project on a ridgeline in the Northeast Kingdom.
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Lowell Wind Power Project Moves Forward
Friday, 05/21/10
By Ross Sneyd
Green Mountain Power has filed for permission to build a new wind power project in the Northeast Kingdom. The wind farm in Lowell would generate enough electricity to power 20,000 homes and would be the largest generator owned by GMP.
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Vermont Utilities To Buy Wind Power From New Hampshire
Wednesday, 05/19/10
By John Dillon
Vermont's two largest utilities have won approval to buy power from a wind project in northern New Hampshire. They've been under pressure to line up new power sources as current contracts expire - including those with Vermont Yankee.
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GMP, CVPS To Buy Power From N.H. Wind Project
Wednesday, 05/19/10
By John Dillon
Vermont's two largest electric utilities have won approval to buy power from a large wind project in northern New Hampshire.
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VPR's John Dillon On Vermont's Wind Development Policy
Monday, 05/03/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with reporter John Dillon about the way Vermont handles applications for wind development.
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Plan For Ira Wind Farm Is Tabled
Tuesday, 04/27/10
By Nina Keck
Developers won't build a controversial wind farm that had been planned on a ridgeline in Ira.  Vermont Community Wind was considering 45 potential turbine sites for an 80-megawatt wind farm.
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Vermont's Chief Medical Examiner
Monday, 05/03/10
By Jane Lindholm
We get a behind-the-scenes look at what the state's chief medical examiner does.  Also, VPR's John Dillon updates us on plans for large wind projects.  And we learn about how friends of a former Vermont prom queen are remembering her.
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Advocates Say Vermont Lags In Wind Power
Friday, 04/30/10
By John Dillon
Renewable energy advocates say Vermont lags behind other New England states in supporting large-scale wind projects. They cite a recent decision by developers to postpone a controversial wind project in Ira as evidence that the state is an unfriendly place to do business.
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Roadblock Raised To Ira Wind Project
Wednesday, 03/10/10
By Nina Keck
A new potential roadblock has been raised to a commercial wind farm that developers want to build in Ira and Poultney. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says the ridgelines being considered for the project are rare and irreplaceable natural areas that should be protected. 
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GMP Says Lowell Wind Project Will Move Forward
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Yesterday voters in Lowell approved a measure to support the development of the Kingdom Community Wind Project. And it was a wide margin 342 to 114.
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Lowell Vote For Wind, Ira Against It
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Ross Sneyd
Two Vermont towns voted on wind projects on Town Meeting Day, and they ended up going separate ways.
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Ira Will Weigh In On Wind Farm Proposal
Monday, 03/01/10
By Nina Keck
Voters in Ira are expected to weigh in tomorrow on a controversial wind farm that's being proposed in their town. The nonbinding question is expected to generate a lot of debate. 
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How Well Do Business Incentives Work?
Monday, 02/22/10
By Jane Lindholm
We look at the effectiveness of Vermont's government incentives program, used to attract and keep jobs in the state.  Also, an update on the Lowell Wind Project, and we open our mailbag.
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Candace Page On The Lowell Wind Vote
Monday, 02/22/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm gets an update on the upcoming vote for a wind project in Lowell from Burlington Free Press environmental reporter Candace Page.
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Lowell Wind Proposal Faces Town Vote
Tuesday, 02/16/10
Residents of the northern Vermont town of Lowell will soon decide whether to endorse what would become the state's largest wind energy project to date.
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Green Mountain Power seeking data for Lowell plan
Tuesday, 08/11/09
Green Mountain Power is asking the Vermont Public Service Board for permission to measure wind in the Lowell Mountain range.
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Community divided on Georgia-Milton wind project
Thursday, 06/11/09
The Vermont Public Service Board is weighing views both pro and con on a wind-power project proposed for a ridge line straddling the line between Milton and Georgia.
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Ira struggles with proposed wind farm
Tuesday, 06/09/09
By Nina Keck
The town of Ira is holding a public meeting Wednesday so townspeople can talk over a proposal that has upset many in the small community.  A large scale commercial wind farm is being proposed for Ira and five other towns west of Rutland.   If completed, it would be the second largest energy producer in the state after Vermont Yankee. 
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