wind energy

Decision on turbine noise rules delayed as PSB bends

The Public Service Board has offered to ditch a requirement that turbines be a certain distance from homes. The board suggested it would defer to concerns raised by lawmakers and others.

Paul Burns: Time for Scott to ‘walk the walk’ on climate

Since he was elected, Gov. Scott’s actions on climate have indicated anything but a willingness to lead.

Lawmakers told: Board’s rules on wind sound too tough, not tough enough

The long-running debate over sound from wind turbines got a hearing Thursday before a legislative committee reviewing changes to sound limits sought by the Public Service Board.

Energize Vermont launches The Vermont Neighbors Project

News Release — Energize Vermont May 30, 2017 Contact: Mark Whitworth 802.424.0540 Email: [email protected] The project will tell the stories of Vermont’s wind turbine neighbors Energize Vermont is launching The Vermont Neighbors Project to describe life near Vermont’s wind electricity plants. The project’s website,, features videos of Vermonters describing how being placed in the […]

Gregory Dennis: Wind energy unites enviros and farmers

We can’t get to broad use of green energy unless wind is part of the mix.

Donald De Voil: Making sound energy choices

A decision affecting the future of wind power in Vermont needs to compare the impacts of wind with those of other forms of energy production.

Tad Montgomery: Killing the wind

Setting the lowest wind power sound limit in the nation and an arbitrary setback distance is going to make it nearly impossible to site a wind project in Vermont.

Public brings its hopes and fears to hearing on turbine noise

Some say tougher standards are necessary to protect health and even lives, while wind supporters say the concerns are unfounded and the proposed limits would kill the industry.

Annette Smith: Righting the wrongs of wind power

The Vermont Public Service Board should establish standards that reflect the promises that wind developers have made.

Sarah Wolfe: A functional ban on wind power

The Public Service Board rule is unsupported by the clear weight of scientific evidence on acoustic engineering and public health.

Kingdom route eyed for power line to Massachusetts

National Grid says it would use an existing transmission corridor, although expanded right of way access is needed at the northern end. The line would carry hydro- and wind-generated power.

Joint venture has IBM tackling renewable energy’s grid effects

The new company will crunch data from customers’ electric meters to help forecast conditions on the grid, which is predicted to save Vermonters money.

Willem Post: Wind turbine noise adversely impacts people and animals

Europe and the U.S. have been building onshore wind turbine plants in rural areas for more than 25 years.

Swanton wind project developers to go before public

Developers of a proposed seven-turbine wind project in Swanton will respond in person to questions from the public at a workshop Jan. 3, according to a Public Service Board order. The workshop is not meant to give the developers — Travis and Ashley Belisle, of St. Albans — an opportunity to advocate for the project, […]