Proposed Lowell Wind Project Sparks Debate
02/18/11 12:08PM By Bob Kinzel, Ric Cengeri
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Steve Wright, a former Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner, is opposed to the project. He says that wind power is unreliable, expensive and is environmentally destructive. Wright calls for a state-wide, comprehensive energy plan.
Robert Dostis, external affairs and customer relations director for Green Mountain Power, says Lowell will provide renewable energy with economic benefits that will stay in the state. He admits that energy costs from the project will be higher than Vermont Yankee and Hydro-Quebec, but less than equivalent wind projects.
Click listen to hear Bob Kinzel's discussion with Robert Dostis and Steve Wright on the Lowell wind project.