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mikedejongTune in tonight for an update from Ireland with Mike de Jong of CREWE about the efforts to stop the Midlands of Ireland from becoming England’s wind ghetto.  Two companies are targeting five counties in the Midlands for a total of 1,150 turbines — just as a start.  Click here for the video from PrimeTime’s documentary that aired on 12 February 2013.

Chairing Natural Resources & Energy Committee. Discussion on language in S.30 concerning industrial wind projects and climate change. 2/26/13.

Chairing Natural Resources & Energy Committee. Discussion on language in S.30 concerning industrial wind projects and climate change. 2/26/13.

Also, we are pleased to have Vermont State Senator, Bob Hartwell on the program.  Senator Hartwell is the chair of the Natural Resources & Energy Committee which passed S.30 this past week.

S.30 calls for wind developments to be judged under the criteria of Act 250. The moratorium portion of the bill was removed at the last minute.

Read the bill here.