Vt. Utilities Buy Wind Power From N.H., Stirring Debate Over New Wind Projects

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Vermont’s two largest electric utilities say they’ve signed contracts to buy power from a wind-power project in northern New Hampshire. Meanwhile, the debate over in-state wind projects rages.

Leaders of four environmental groups gathered today to encourage development of more large-scale wind power sites in Vermont, while a fifth talked about the damage wind projects can cause.

The Conservation Law Foundation, Vermont League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Vermont Natural Resources Council and Vermont Public Interest Research Group extolled the virtues of wind energy.

Meanwhile, Vermonters for a Clean Environment said large-scale wind is just more corporate energy, and small homegrown solar projects are the way to go.


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