wind energy

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, […]

Peter Galbraith: A slowdown ahead for wind projects

If Vermont is to move forward on renewable energy, we needs reasoned debate, respect for opposing concerns and consensus.

Steve Young: The ruined hills of Lowell

In the late 1950s, with a new driver’s license and a taste for exploration, I spent a bit of time in the Lowell Mountains.

Annette Smith: The untenable tenor of wind energy in Vermont

In 2015, I said, “… How are we going to move forward on renewable energy and siting?” House Speaker Smith said, “We’re not.”

Sandy Reider: Health effects of turbine noise all too real

The Vermont Health Department and the Vermont Department of Public Service persist in reassuring us that there are no significant health effects related to industrial wind turbines under Vermont’s current noise standards.

Kathy Hepburn Halford: Our national forest in peril

The Green Mountain National Forest is being targeted for destruction in the name of so called green energy.

Critics slam Windham County wind plan

Opponents of a 28-turbine wind farm proposed for the towns of Windham and Grafton are questioning the project’s financial, environmental and health impacts.

Wind meetings planned in Grafton, Windham

A developer and landowner plan public hearings to present a draft map of potential turbine locations at Stiles Brook, the controversial site for a proposed wind facility in the towns of Grafton and Windham.