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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

New Hampshire

No permits filed with state for Wild Meadows wind project

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130606/NEWS02/130609559&source=RSS June 05. 2013 9:11PM By DAN SEUFERT Union Leader Correspondent ALEXANDRIA — The Spain-based wind-power company that drew public outcry with its proposed wind farm project for the ridgelines near Newfound Lake and Mount Cardigan has not filed for permits for the project with the state. Last fall, Iberdrola Renewables approached the towns of Alexandria, … Continue reading