The arithmetic of wind energy (Vermont)

Apr 27, 2012



Click here to truly savor that (former) ridgeline.  (Those of you who remember Vermont, it’s okay to weep quietly.)


  1. Comment by Tom Whitesell on 04/27/2012 at 5:34 pm

    I seem to remember a time when rapists were sent to prison.

  2. Comment by Alen Turajlic on 04/27/2012 at 9:12 pm

    My friend and I spent a day up there during the start of the protest. I was mad and still am. Money is destroying many things around us and completely disregarding the appreciation for land we should have. The land is crying and we need to help.

    Aloha from Hawaii

  3. Comment by Brad Blake, Cape Elizabeth, ME on 04/27/2012 at 10:57 pm

    I have spent considerable time rambling around the industrial wind sites in Maine and doing a lot of photographic documentation. What they have done to Lowell Mt. far exceeds anything I have seen yet, even worse than Kibby in the Boundary Mountains of Maine.

    I use the terms Balsting away, leveling, and scalping our mountains frequently in my writings. The environmental travesty at Lowell Mt. exemplifies that. How in the name of environmental protection can anyone justify this devastation for the folly of wind power?

  4. Comment by George Plumb on 04/28/2012 at 9:53 am

    As the former camp director of the Mt. Norris Boy Scout Camp at the southern end of the range, and one who used to hunt and hike there, it breaks my heart to see this destruction. What kind of a message does this send to young people? That it is okay to destroy our mountains, whether it be cities on hillsides or industrial wind? The heck with what should be most sacred to us.


  5. Comment by Vince Galluccio on 05/01/2012 at 8:45 pm

    People somtimes forget the wonderfull heritage and principles that Vermont has stood for and have been acknowledged by communities in Vermont, our fellow states and, the world. We, as Vermonters, have always been a conscience to the world always asking it to remember its principles of humanity and sustainability in a society that, in some peoples view, has lost its way. We continually try to be that beacon…it’s who we are…it’s why we live here..

    The Lowell project reminds us that we need to blend heritage and principles with progress. We can’t abandon our heritage nor can we abandon progress.

    Sustainable energy frees us from a manipulating world. I am sorry we forget that heritage and progress need to be melded into a workable solution that benefits our citizens and stands as a Mosel for the world.

    Vermonters are uniquely positioned to cast aside opinions and prejudices and come to a solution that leads the world.

    After all isn’t that’s what we need to do when we acknowledge our heritage and remember who we are….and I still believe its “We the People”

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