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Renewable Energy Vermont Statement on Public Service Board's Latest Proposed Wind Sound Rules

May 19, 2017

"Wind is the most affordable new clean energy available. With Vermont importing electricity 84% of the time, we cannot afford to lose the environmental and economic benefits that wind offers."

"Today, wind works for Vermonters, creating enough electricity to power more than 59,000 homes, contributing more than $2.25 million annually to towns and the State's education fund, employing 328 workers."

"We could power more than half of Vermont's homes with cost effective wind energy and grow our economy, but not under these proposed rules. The latest proposed regulations set unreasonable requirements on farmers and landowners interested in helping lower our electricity costs with pollution free community and utility wind projects. The Public Service Board's 1 mile set-back requirement will prevent future wind projects in Vermont."

"Regulating at a level that forecloses the most cost effective way to meet our 90% renewable energy commitment makes no sense.Libraries, streams, refrigerators, and air fans all exceed the proposed sound levels."

"Vermonters believe in science and deeply value our clean air, water, and land. We must not let overly restrictive proposals undermine our independence and clean energy future."

"Renewable Energy Vermont remains committed to engaging in constructive and civil conversation to achieve rules based on science and Vermont values. REV supports the enhanced monitoring and compliance requirements of the proposal."

For more information, please see our wind fact sheet online at http://www.revermont.org/wp-content/uploads/Wind-Sound-Factsheet-5-3-2017.pdf

Renewable Energy Vermont represents businesses, non-profits, utilities, and individuals committed to reducing our reliance on dirty fossil fuels by increasing clean renewable energy and energy efficiency in Vermont.  Vermont's clean energy economy supports at least 17,700 sustainable jobs at 2,519 businesses, representing approximately 6% of Vermont's workforce. 

Together, we will achieve 90% total renewable energy (electric, thermal, transportation) by 2050.

Austin Davis
Communications and Operations Associate
Renewable Energy Vermont
Phone: 802-229-0099

For more information :

Renewable Energy Vermont

33 Court Street
Montpelier, Vermont
United States, 05602


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