Vermont is being duped by wind industry

To the Editor:

In 2011 Vermont led the nation with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions from electrical power generation -- 96% green! In 2010 Vermont had the second-lowest per-capita natural gas consumption of all States and ranked 42nd in total per-capita energy consumption.

To claim that Vermont is not interested in clean and renewable energy is certain ignorance of the facts. But many people are spouting that. Why? Think about what they really want.

Legislators, lobbyists, energy representatives, and environmental groups pronounce that Vermont should aggressively pursue renewable energy resources. We're not? Vermont is clearly not mining its petrochemical and coal reserves. So what's left? Solar? That is happening on many local levels. But what are we capable of providing the grid?


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