Many Vermont lawmakers – including some now holding powerful positions on energy committees – have ignored the physical and financial suffering created by industrial wind turbines and their backers, the ratepayer-subsidized renewable power industry.
I was there. I saw it happen.
In March 2016, I testified before the Legislature in support of S230, letting towns and planning commissions limit nighttime wind turbine noise levels. Yet Governor Peter Shumlin vetoed the bill and then pushed through a more industry-friendly bill because he felt the reference to wind turbine sound levels could jeopardize new wind energy installations! He had no empathy for Vermonters suffering from turbine-induced sleep deprivation who had pleaded their cases to the House energy committee, chaired by Rep. Tony Klein (D-E. Montpelier and a former renewable energy lobbyist) and co-chaired by Kesha Ram (D-Burlington).
see full article at :https://vermontdailychronicle.com/when-wind-turbines-caused-sleep-d...
"Vermont electricity in 2011 was 90% CO2 emission free thanks to Vermont Yankee and long-term Canadian Hydro Quebec contracts.
Conservation and efficiency, the low-hanging and not very sexy fruit of energy policies, often have positive returns on investment without subsidies. They help Vermonters save energy and money.
Cost, value and environmental benefits to taxpayers should govern state policies, not self-interest, corporate profiteering, public deceit and irrationality."
Well said, Monique. Maine should be following the same path you chart, but it seems this nightmare will never end. Vermont is very lucky to have you.
Thank you Dan .Leaving Maine was heartbreaking .
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