Panel visits Vt. wind projects
SHEFFIELD — Members of the Vermont Governor’s Energy Siting Policy Commission have visited two wind projects as part of a statewide tour of energy production facilities.
The tour Tuesday brought commission members to the top of the ridgeline in Sheffield where First Wind of Boston operates 16 industrial wind turbines. The commission also toured the site of wind project in Lowell.
Some legislators are seeking a three-year wind moratorium on large-scale wind projects. They want a more thorough environmental review of them.
Commission member Jan Eastman told the Caledonian-Record that the impacts and sizes of energy projects are among the major issues the commission is evaluating. The panel is charged with reporting its findings to the governor and the Vermont Legislature by April 30. It has a meeting on Feb. 20.