Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grid Constraints Mean Less Power Output From Wind Projects
Credo action, a publication of Working Assets, has started a campaign to stop the moratorium against industrial wind projects.

They claim that Vermonters overwhelmingly approve of wind energy development in the state, with 69% expressing approval in a recent poll and just 17% expressing opposition.

The petition reads:"Blocking all wind energy projects in Vermont for three years would be a huge step in the wrong direction. As a Vermont resident, I urge you to oppose any legislation that would block or slow down the deployment of clean energy in Vermont."

The petition can be viewed here:

Please be aware that clicking on 'sign the petition' may count as a vote of support even if you write a statement opposing the campaign!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Newark Voters To Decide On Legal Fund During a rare Sunday morning meeting, the Newark Select Board voted to add an article to the Town Meeting Warning to appropriate $50,000 in anticipation of future legal expenses.

FYI: An online subscription is required to view this article.

Sanders Opposes State Moratorium On Wind Power

Saturday, January 26, 2013

European Journal
Twenty percent of the electricity in Germany is generated from sustainable resources. Much of this is generated by wind farms in northern Germany and consumed in the southern part of the country. On especially windy days, the flow of electricity is spilling across Germany’s borders and straining the power grids in neighboring countries. Now the Czech Republic is saying it will install security switches to avoid potential overload and blackouts.

Watch program here:
Czech Republic/Germany: The Czech Republic on the Verge of a Blackout
Wind controversy dominates Brattleboro energy hearing

Grafton Selectboard rejects group’s warrant article petition

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

#7867 Technical Hearing

In Re: Application of Seneca Mountain Wind LLC, for authority, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. §§ 246 and 248, to install four temporary meteorological stations, two in the Town of Brighton, Vermont, and one each in the Towns of Ferdinand and Newark, Vermont.

Before Bridgette Remington, Esq., Hearing Officer

Location: Public Service Board Hearing Room, Third Floor, People's United Bank Building, 112 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Event Date and Time:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013: 9:00 am

Please attend in support of Newark and NNU's experts!

Our flawed energy, climate policy

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Interview with Stephen Kellert, author of Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World.

With stories of the environment's effect on us, and ours on it, Kellert's writing builds on the traditions of Thoreau, John Muir and Rachel Carson. He argues, that modern society, has become adversarial in its relationship to nature, having greatly undervalued the natural world beyond its narrow utility.

The Relationship Between Trees and Human Health

Wind Critics Gather For Talk

Monday, January 7, 2013

Please sign the petition under 'links' in support of a moratorium on industrial wind in VT and pass it on. Anyone may sign it, you don't have to live in VT. Thank-you!
Publisher sues for civil rights violations