After a big buildup and a middlin’ build out, things are looking down for wind in Vermont. A combination of state and federal pushback and uncertainty are among the reasons why.
"The developers of Dairy Air Wind, which was planned as a single turbine on a dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom town of Holland, announced Jan. 16 that they would stop all development activity, citing "a current political environment that is hostile to wind energy."
The project's leaders, including David Blittersdorf of AllEarth Renewables, had been seeking approval from the Public Utility Commission, known as a certificate of public good, since 2016. The project would have generated 2.2 megawatts of electricity.
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