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A question of values.

    Wind turbines on our mountains carry too high a price Reposted from VTDigger. Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Charles W. Johnson, the retired Vermont State Naturalist and author of “The Nature of Vermont” and other books on natural history. Huge wind turbines vs. the mountains. Environmentalists vs. environmentalists. An unfamiliar, uncomfortable fight is on. I have been involved in conservation in Vermont for over 40 years, and this is the first time in my memory that two great environmental issues have collided head-on: growing concern about nonrenewable resources and climate change against growing concern about losing what we’ve worked so hard to save in Vermont’s landscape. Why is this happening? I think because we have run into a serious ethical issue we have not taken time to consider adequately: How far should our … Read entire article »

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Federal PTC on WWR, Trump and Turbines, Nantucket Wins

TONIGHT! Wind Wise Radio Talks about the Takedown of the Federal PTC Lisa Linowes and Julie Johnson will be the guests on tonight’s program.  7-8pm ET.  April 1st, 2012 These two courageous and dedicated women have led the fight which has defeated the efforts of the Wind Developers to reinstate the expiring Production Tax Credits four times in as many weeks. Lisa Linowes is the founder and Executive Director of the Industrial Wind Action (IWA) Group, a national advocacy group  focused on the impact/benefits analysis and policy issues associated with industrial wind energy development. She is an expert on the impacts of industrial-scale wind energy development on the natural environment, communities, and the regional grid systems Lisa has presented and debated wind energy issues at numerous venues across the United States. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, … Read entire article »

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