Lowell Wind http://wamc.org en Settlement Reached In Lowell Wind Dispute http://wamc.org/post/settlement-reached-lowell-wind-dispute <p></p><p></p><p>A Vermont couple will sell their farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land along the boundary of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 88271 at http://wamc.org Settlement Reached In Lowell Wind Dispute Couple Gets $1.3M In Wind Turbine Settlement http://wamc.org/post/couple-gets-13m-wind-turbine-settlement <p></p><p></p><p>A Vermont couple is selling their Lowell farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land that is part of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 88169 at http://wamc.org Couple Gets $1.3M In Wind Turbine Settlement VT Town Rejects Anti-Wind Vote At Town Meeting http://wamc.org/post/vt-town-rejects-anti-wind-vote-town-meeting <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Lowell voters are standing behind their support for a 21-turbine industrial wind power project making electricity on a ridge above the northern Vermont community. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 85131 at http://wamc.org VT Town Rejects Anti-Wind Vote At Town Meeting Vermont Supreme Court Hears Stormwater Appeal From Wind Opponents http://wamc.org/post/vermont-supreme-court-hears-stormwater-appeal-wind-opponents <p></p><p></p><p>Opponents of the Lowell Mountain Wind project took their case to the Vermont Supreme Court on Thursday, where lawyers argued whether the state improperly permitted the project’s stormwater permits. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 79319 at http://wamc.org Vermont Supreme Court Hears Stormwater Appeal From Wind Opponents VT High Court Upholds Convictions in Wind Protest http://wamc.org/post/vt-high-court-upholds-convictions-wind-protest <p></p><p></p><p>The lawyer for six people convicted of protesting construction of Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell says she's disappointed the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the convictions. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 02:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 78418 at http://wamc.org VT High Court Upholds Convictions in Wind Protest Vermont Public Service: Allow Time to Fix Wind Problems http://wamc.org/post/vermont-public-service-allow-time-fix-wind-problems <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont's Department of Public Service is recommending that utility regulators find the Lowell Mountain wind project in violation for exceeding noise limits four times last winter. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 67232 at http://wamc.org Vermont Public Service: Allow Time to Fix Wind Problems Vermont Towns Ask for More Noise Tests on Wind Project http://wamc.org/post/vermont-towns-ask-more-noise-tests-wind-project <p></p><p></p><p>Some towns near the Lowell Mountain wind project are asking for more testing to make sure that noise levels inside homes are not higher than allowed. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 02:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 66963 at http://wamc.org Vermont Towns Ask for More Noise Tests on Wind Project Vermont Utility Wants to Boost Electricity at Lowell http://wamc.org/post/vermont-utility-wants-boost-electricity-lowell <p>Vermont's Green Mountain Power wants permission to install equipment that will boost the amount of electricity that its turbines in the Lowell Mountain wind project can put out in the New England grid.<br><br>The Caledonian-Record reports that Lowell wind operators noticed Tuesday that three of the 21 turbines were not producing electricity. They said capacity has been curtailed by ISO-New England, which runs the New England grid. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:30:55 +0000 Pat Bradley 57955 at http://wamc.org Vermont Utility Wants to Boost Electricity at Lowell Vermont Dismisses Trespass Charge in Lowell Wind Case http://wamc.org/post/vermont-dismisses-trespass-charge-lowell-wind-case <p>Vermont prosecutors have dismissed a trespass charge against a journalist who was arrested while covering a protest against construction of a wind power facility on Lowell Mountain.<br><br>Sixty-eight-year-old Chris Braithwaite, the publisher of the Barton Chronicle, was arrested a year ago while covering the protest that took place when construction was getting under way on the project that is now operational.<br><br>The Caledonian Record is reporting Orleans County prosecutors did not say why they dismissed the charge against Braithwaite.<br> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53447 at http://wamc.org Vermont Dismisses Trespass Charge in Lowell Wind Case Vermont Utility Says Snow Caused Loud Wind Turbines http://wamc.org/post/vermont-utility-says-snow-caused-loud-wind-turbines <p>Vermont's largest electric utility says snow stuck to turbine blades caused a roaring sound that drew noise complaints shortly after the Lowell Mountain turbines started operating.<br><br>At least 21 neighbors complained about the noise, which began on the morning of Nov. 3 and lasted into Nov. 4.<br><br>The neighbors complained to the Vermont Department of Public Service.<br><br>Green Mountain Power spokesman Robert Dostis says the excess noise was caused by the weather conditions.<br> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52726 at http://wamc.org Vermont Utility Says Snow Caused Loud Wind Turbines