Citizens group asks AG to investigate green-energy ‘corruption’ in Vermont government

The group also claims that citizens and town leaders have endorsed dozens of bills at the Statehouse to improve renewable energy siting, but that those efforts were blocked by elected representatives and state agencies captured by green corporate interests.........According to the Swanton-based group, cozy connections between government officials and renewable-energy companies have resulted in regulatory capture, a form of corruption that occurs when state regulators advance the interests of corporations and their associated lobbyists and trade groups.........

http://watchdog.org/261841/petition-for-corruption-investigation/

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Comment by Eskutassis on April 12, 2016 at 9:55pm

There is no doubt that Maine's AG is in their pocket, too.

Comment by Penny Gray on April 12, 2016 at 2:27pm

Regulatory capture. Another word to be added to the wind industry's corrupt "code of ethics".

Comment by Gary Campbell on April 12, 2016 at 11:22am

Note that they call out UPC Wind as one of the corrupt developers. That, of course, is First Wind. They used the same illegal tactics in Maine. I hope VT's AG is not in their pocket. Maine's AG certainly did nothing to stop them.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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