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Connecticut Continues Ban on Wind Turbines

Lawmakers reject proposed regulations for large-scale wind farms, further delaying four projects

Posted on Oct 4 2013 by Scott Gibson

A Connecticut legislative committee has rejected a set of regulations for large-scale wind energy projects, effectively continuing a 2011 ban on turbines and leaving projects in four communities in limbo for the time being, according to a report in The Republican.

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  1. Andree Sanborn

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Commercial-Scale Wind Power

Large wind turbines provide one of the solutions we so desperately need to address climate change — so why are so many Vermonters opposed to wind development?

Posted on Feb 14 2013 by Alex Wilson

Last week I wrote about the challenges of small wind turbines and the difficulty of successfully integrating wind power into buildings. This week, I’ll look at larger-scale commercial wind power developments.

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  1. Martin Holladay

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Wind Power: Why it Doesn’t Make Sense Everywhere

I’m a huge fan of wind power, but we should recognize that some applications of wind don’t make sense

Posted on Feb 7 2013 by Alex Wilson

At least in our neck of the woods, wind power is very much in the news these days. The Vermont legislature is debating whether to institute a three-year moratorium on what detractors refer to as “industrial wind power,” and debate is raging in the nearby towns of Windham and Grafton, Vermont about a potential wind farm. I figured I should weigh in.

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  1. David Rabkin, Boston Museum of Science

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