DPS Backs Windham In Wind Project Opposition

The State Department of Public Service has weighed in against a bid to build exploratory weather towers in Windham. It’s a case that could set new precedent. The towers are a first step in determining if a site is suitable for wind turbines — a type of development the Windham town plan specifically rules out.

Protesters Voice Opposition To Big Wind Projects

About 200 people gathered on the Statehouse lawn on Friday to voice their opposition to large-scale wind projects. The demonstrators prepared a symbolic "certificate of public harm" to give to the Vermont Public Service Board which has issued permits for wind projects in Sheffield, Lowell, Georgia and Deerfield.

New Vt. Commission To Review Energy Projects

Gov. Peter Shumlin has named a new commission to consider ways to improve how energy projects are sited and approved in Vermont. The governor’s executive order follows increasingly contentious debate over large-scale wind projects.

Wind Power Becomes Issue In Lt. Governor Race

The future of wind power in the state has become a key issue in the race for Lt. Governor. Incumbent Republican Phil Scott supports a two year moratorium on all major wind developments, while Cassandra Gekas, who is running as both the Democratic and Progressive candidate, thinks it’s a mistake to impose a moratorium at this time.

PSB Looking Into Georgia Wind Violations

State regulators have delivered strong words of warning to developers of a Georgia Mountain wind project. The company has admitted it has violated conditions of its state permit. And the Public Service Board is considering imposing penalties.