New Wind Energy FAQ

New Wind Energy FAQ

We talk to Vermonters nearly every day about clean energy — so we know that people have a lot of questions when it comes to renewables. So, VPIRG is taking the most common questions we’ve heard and putting all the answers in one place — and we’re starting with wind power. We’ve answered questions like: Is wind power going to ...

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Wind Turbine Health Impact Study: Report of Independent Expert Panel

Wind Turbine Health Impact Study: Report of Independent Expert Panel

A number of new wind projects have been built in Massachusetts in recent years. To ensure renewable energy developments can be built while maintaining the health and well-being of project neighbors, the Commonwealth convened an extensive study of public health concerns. Their scientific, peer-reviewed study concluded that there are no health impacts that can be ...

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Vermont Energy Generation Siting Commission

Vermont Energy Generation Siting Commission

In October 2012, Governor Shumlin appointed a commission to look at the energy generation siting process in Vermont. The committee is tasked with making specific recommendations  for how the state might improve the siting process when compared to other states, as well as how to best integrate public participation in the process. Read the report here!

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Important Information About Wind and Vermont’s Energy Future

Important Information About Wind and Vermont's Energy Future

Increasing the use of clean, renewable energy like wind and solar and encouraging conservation and efficiency is the responsible thing to do. Vermont is on the right path now. By the end of 2012 Vermont will get 10% of our electricity from clean, local wind power, helping Vermonters take control of our energy future, keeping ...

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Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan

Vermont's Comprehensive Energy Plan

After many months of work and a tremendous amount of public input, the state created a comprehensive energy plan calling for 90% of our energy needs (electricity, heating and transportation) to be met with renewable resources by 2050. Read the plan here!

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