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Grafton Cut From Wind Farm; Project Scaled Back, Has Fewer Turbines

http://www.vnews.com/news/9111605-95/grafton-cut-from-wind-farm-project-scaled-back-has-fewer-turbines> Grafton Cut From Wind Farm; Project Scaled Back, Has Fewer Turbines By Jordan Cuddemi Valley News Staff Writer Thursday, October 31, 2013 (Published in print: Thursday, October 31, 2013 Grafton — The wind energy developer that planned to erect more than three dozen turbines in Grafton, Danbury and Alexandria has scaled back the project, … Continue reading

New Hampshire

Iberdrola’s Groton Wind Violations in New Hampshire

Groton Wind, a 48-MW Iberdrola project that went into service Dec 31, was cited by residents as being in violation of the certificate granted by the State for relocating the O&M building 500+ feet from the original location. The State AG office recommended the project cease operation until the violation is corrected. A pre-hearing conference is … Continue reading

Company News

Wind farms touted as ‘green’ energy source but have impact on birds

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Wind-farms-green-energy-impact-on-birds-213903851.html?tab=video&c=y Click here to watch video Touted as a green solution to feed our nation’s hunger for energy, wind farms are also blamed for killing millions of birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates 440,000 birds are killed nationwide each year by wind farms. The number is expected to reach one million per year … Continue reading

Vermont

Limit on public comments draws criticism in Grafton

<http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_23506248/limit-public-comments-draws-criticism-grafton&gt; By DOMENIC POLI / Reformer Staff Friday June 21, 2013 GRAFTON — Monday’s Selectboard meeting got somewhat testy when its members considered restricting the time allotted for public comments. Selectboard Chairman Al Sands said current and former colleagues have told him the period of time for public comment has recently not been used as intended. … Continue reading

Vermont

No Windham wind decision this year

http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_23497898/no-windham-wind-decision-this-year By MIKE FAHER / Reformer Staff Thursday June 20, 2013WINDHAM — An international wind-power developer won’t decide this year whether a ridgeline in Windham and Grafton is suitable for commercial turbines. A representative of Iberdrola Renewables, which has erected testing towers in the two towns, said it will be 2014 — at the earliest — … Continue reading

Vermont

Deerfield SIR: USFS Still Minimizing Project’s Effects

VERMONTERS FOR A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT 789 Baker Brook Road                 Danby, Vermont  05739 vce@vce.org                                802-446-2094 Press Release                                                                                                  June 18, 2013 Contact: Annette Smith, VCE Exec. Dir.                                                        802-446-2094 Deerfield SIR: USFS Still Minimizing Project’s Effects Forest Service analysis of larger turbine uses old data, biased work On Friday of last week, VCE filed comments on the … Continue reading