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Re: “Shumlin Calls Out Dunne on Wind Statement

"Shumlin said he supported an industrial wind project in Lowell because the residents of Lowell supported it; if the town had said no, Shumlin would have said no. - See more at:

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Posted by Noreen_NEK on 08/01/2016 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Dunne’s New Wind Stance Draws Criticism — and Surprising Praise

Tony Klein argues that listening to the concerns of Vermonters is "pandering to public sentiment"; Incredible. Hard to believe he was an elected representative. What's your alternative? Pander to Energy Lobbyists, large scale developers and Ridge Line destroyers? I'm pleased to see Matt Dunne believes in democracy and agrees that "no means no" BUT those who are truly informed about renewable energy in VT understand that all solutions in Vermont should be Vermont sized: not industrial scale. Peter Galbraith is the only D candidate calling for a full scale ban on ridge line destruction. If you don't want to pander to the developers, don't want to pander to the destroyers and don't want to pander to the investors - if you care about the environment and Vermont's ridgelines - then Peter Galbraith is the obvious choice for Governor.

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Posted by Noreen_NEK on 07/30/2016 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Cause-Driven Candidates Aim to Secure Statehouse Seats

Mark Davies missed the point with the unnecessary (and incorrect) addition of just two words: "But she's joined a growing chorus of Vermonters against renewable energy projects large and small." AND SMALL? We are NOT anti-renewable energy. Just the opposite. Most of the environmentalist who are opposing large scale industrial ridgeline destruction are FOR small scale decentralized locally owned renewable energy. Our work is to ensure RE projects are properly sited (away from homes, not destroying intact ecosystems, not impacting the health of neighbors). I have a SMALL renewable energy project in my back yard (two home solar arrays: reviewed and approved under ACT 250). The proposed Swanton project is over 17MW. The proposed Kidder Hill Irasburg project is 5MW. The proposed Holland dairy farm proposal is 2.2MW. These are not small projects. A single 2.5 MW turbine is 499 feet tall, (think of a 50 story building), with blades spinning at 150-200 mph. 2.5MW is NOT a small project: it’s huge. Small scale, locally owned and controlled renewable energy, reviewed under ACT 250, in keeping with town and regional plans - that's what makes sense for Vermont. That's what this fight is about. Penny Dubie is just the person to lead that charge in Montpelier. She will make a great representative.

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Posted by Noreen_NEK on 07/22/2016 at 10:00 AM

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