Credit: Meredith Angwin | Green Mountain Outlook | Monday, August 25, 2014 | www.gmoutlook.com ~~
Since Aug. 16, I have received over a dozen e-mails regarding my editorial titled, “A Case of Solar Hubris”. Some praised me for pointing out the fallacy of covering Vermont’s hills and meadows with solar and wind power stations, while others took issue with me for taking sides with the NIMBY folks—the Not In My Backyarders.
Regarding my reference to Montpelier’s goal of generating 90 percent of its energy needs by 2025 using “homegrown” alternative energy, President Rob Roper of the Ethan Allen Institute was quick to respond that Vermont-based physical chemist Meredith Angwin ran the numbers in 2013 to determine exactly how much of an impact this lofty goal will have on the Vermont landscape. Read Entire Article>>