The Kafkaesque world of windmill neighbors

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Annette Smith: The Kafkaesque world of windmill neighbors 

Mon, 01/30/2017

by Annette Smith

 The definition of “Kafkaesque”: “Describing something that is horribly complicated for no reason, usually in reference to bureaucracy.” Neighbors of operating and proposed wind projects are watching in disbelief as they witness the Public Service Board (PSB) issue Orders affirming the rights of the wind industry while putting neighbors through expensive, time-consuming legal processes that tramples neighbors’ rights and provide no relief.  Continue reading

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CCTV Ch. 17 interview with Annette Smith of VCE, Jan. 25, 2017

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High Elevation Stormwater System on Lowell Wind, Testimony in House Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Committee

Video of testimony by Kevin Burke of ANR, Jeff Nelson of VHB, Justin Lindholm of VCE, and Geoffrey Goll of Princeton Hydro for VCE, Jan 26, 2017.  The testimony is about the experimental high elevation stormwater system on the Lowell Mountains, for Green Mountain Power’s Lowell Wind project.

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Sheffield Wind Noise Complaint, PSB Technical Hearing

Video of PSB Technical Hearing on Paul Brouha’s Noise Complaint regarding UPC/First Wind/SunEdison/TerraformPower/Brookfield Energy(who owns this project?), Jan. 25, 2017.

Part One.  Morning session.  Gap of about an hour prior to the break for lunch.

Part Two. Afternoon session.

To be continued at the PSB Hearing Room in Montpelier, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

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Jason Day, Starwind Turbines, PSB Pre-Hearing Conference for Wardsboro, Vt. Project

Video of PSB’s Pre-hearing Conference for Jason Day’s Starwind Turbine proposal for Wardsboro, Vt.  Jan. 13, 2017.

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PSB Wind Noise Rule Workshops

Video of First PSB Wind Noise Rule Workshop, Dec. 2, 2016

Video of Second PSB Wind Noise Rule Workshop, Jan. 9, 2017

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Triland Partners 500 kW Solar project, Clarendon, Vt. Technical Hearing.

Video of Triland Partners PSB Technical Hearing for proposed 500 kW solar project, Jan. 19, 2017.

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