Lowell Wind

North Country News
8:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Vermont to Receive Energy Tax Credit

Vermont's largest electric utility has finished work on the last of its 21-turbine wind power project on Lowell Mountain in time to meet an end-of-year deadline to receive federal tax credits for the project.

Green Mountain Power Vice President Robert Dostis says the final turbine was hooked up to the electric grid Tuesday night.

He says testing will continue for the next couple weeks, but the project has met its end-of-the-year deadline.

Dostis tells Vermont Public Radio the $40 million tax credits will help lower the cost of power for customers.

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5:45 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Vermont Police Arrest 6 Blocking Wind Construction

Lowell Mountain Protesters 8-6-12
Mountain Talk/Pat O'Neill

Vermont police say six protesters have been arrested at the site of the Lowell mountain wind-power project.

The activists say at least 45 individuals on Monday prevented construction workers and equipment from reaching the construction area along the top of the mountain.

The protesters believe the project is destroying a pristine ridgeline and has little environmental benefit.

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WAMC News, North Country News
4:10 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Protesters Block Highway at Vermont Wind Project Site


Traffic was flowing by mid-afternoon Monday on Vermont Route 100 after dozens of anti-wind protesters agreed to move out of the road.  

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