The siting of industrial wind projects could be a key issue during the 2017 legislative session in Vermont.

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Wind Turbine Noise and Human Health: A Four-Decade History of Evidence that Wind Turbines Pose Risks Hearing Health Matters

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Vermont’s Attorney General issued a press release on Monday closing the investigation into my work. This is great news, but the over-reach of Vermont’s state government has awakened people. — Annette Smith

Click below to watch Annette Smith’s press conference at the VT State Capitol after hearing from the Attorney General that the short investigation of her for allegedly acting as a lawyer had ended. The complaint had been brought by a law firm that represents one of the wind companies in Vermont.


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Vermont’s energy siting struggle hits crescendo


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Fish and Wildlife Service’s 30-year eagle permit rule vacated

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Infrasound Measurements of Falmouth Wind Turbines

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WOW! This guy hits every nail square on the head. Why aren’t these guys running our energy policy?

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Ellsworth American Editorial Blasts Wind Power Development in Maine


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Diverging views on the future of New England’s energy system

New England’s energy system is at a crossroads. Economics and climate concerns are driving a shift away from coal and oil, but experts remain divided on where to go from here.

If you want to get a sense of New England’s energy systems – past, present, and future – Sandwich is a good place to go. It’s the oldest town on Cape Cod, founded in 1639.

“It’s very nice, and I think it’s very historical,” says Takayuki Terai, a visitor from Japan. “I like this kind of New England atmosphere very much.”

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Too much wind news since the last VCE wind update.

— A Minnesota solar company backed by Barclays Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citi, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Macquarie Bank and First Reserve Corp. called SunEdison and its renewable arm called Terraform are purchasing First Wind for $2.4 billion.

— We had elections. Vermont’s governor’s status is technically not yet settled. His failure to listen to concerns about wind energy has been highlighted in several commentaries by respected Vermonters as one of the reasons voters stayed home or voted for someone else.

— EDP Renewables is prospecting in New Hampshire and Maine.

— Neighbors of New England wind projects have experienced high, unacceptable noise levels in the last few days

— Eolian Wind is shown the door again, this time in Maine

— Open season on offshore Mass. coming soon

— Health Canada released its as-anticipated, politically-motivated $2 million study. Health and noise issues are in the news despite the industry/political alliance’s efforts to deny harm is occurring

The Production Tax Credit (PTC) is in play again. VCE will be sending out a sign-on letter to send to our congressional delegation (Senators Leahy and Sanders, Congressman Welch) and their staffers as part of a national effort by thousands of people. Look for an email from us in the coming weeks.

Check out the graphs at the end of this way-too-long message. Food for thought.


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