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Wind Energy Forum

A Wind Energy Forum

Conducted by the NH House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee  April 30th.

Our Goal: To become better informed by current research and experience on what an effective, efficient, and well balanced approval process should included by addressing:

● What costs and benefits need to be included in the review process.
● What are the difficulties in acquiring accurate data to assess costs and benefits.
● Are there existing evaluation guidelines that have proven useful in accessing specific impact areas. What are their strengths and
weaknesses.
● From concept to production, how well is the existing approval process serving the needs of New Hampshire.

Rights Based Ordinance vote

May 1st, 2013 will have the Rights Based Ordinance vote tonight by the selectmen of Grafton.  Here is what you need to know.  Please make it to the meeting at 6 pm if possible:

Can you come to our selectman’s meeting 6:00pm tonight?

If you cannot can you send an email (and pass this along to anyone else who can come/send an email) asking the selectmen to support the Rights Based Ordinance?  selectmen@townofgraftonnh.com
The rights based ordinance (RBO) is our only sure defense against getting wind turbines.  It is simple.  It is cheaper/less hassle for the selectmen than dealing with the endless hearings and court dates that will come up if the turbines are allowed to come to our town, the CELDF will fight for as long as it takes to keep the turbine out of town for free saving the town thousands and thousands of dollars of tax payer money.  The RBO has worked in many other communities to stop hydrofracking, water extraction, sludge spreading, and factory farms.  (Other selectmen in NH have supported the RBO–Plymouth, Sugar Hill and Barnstead.)
Thank you in advance for partnering with us in this worthy cause.

 

Dr Luce Presentation Slide Show

Dr Luce presentation slide show is not the best quality recording  but the message is incredible.  Dr. Luce spoke with us last month.

He was the guy that made wind energy happen in New Mexico.  He came here to promote wind projects, but as a physist he quickly saw the wind resource just wasn’t here unless we went offshore.  He recommends solar power fo New England.

In VT if 1% of already established farmers fields became solar rays it would supply the entire energy need of VT.  With no ridgeline destruction!!!!

Here is the video of Dr. Luce’s speach.

January 2013 Meetings

January 18, 2013 Dr. Benjamin Luce will speak about “Issues with Wind Power in New England. Newfound Regional High School, Bristol, NH 7:00pm

See the full poster for this here: LucePosterJanuary18thmtg

January 19, 2013 Grafton Wind Group will be showing a documentary on wind power at the Grafton Fire House, Grafton. Watch a movie, eat cookies and talk wind.

January 28 – 6PM Lakes Region Planning Commission Meeting
This meeting will address energy concerns and the workings of the SEC in NH. Bridgewater Town Hall The public is invited….

REMINDER:
Contact our representatives and let them know how you feel about Industrial Wind Turbines taking over NH!

Senator
Kelly Ayotte
1200 Elm Street,
Suite 2
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: 603-622-7979
Senator
Jeanne Shaheen
1589 Elm Street,
Suite 3
Manchester, NH 03101
Ph: 603-647-7500
Congresswoman
Carol Shea-Porter
PO Box 453
Rochester, NH 03866
Phone: 603-531-9653
Congresswoman
Ann McLane Kuster
15 N Main St,
Level 3
Concord, NH. 03302
Phone: 603-225 3327
Governor
Margaret Wood Hassan
107 N. Main St.
Room 302
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4153
NH State Senate, District 2
Jeanie Forrester
State House, Room 105-A
Concord, NH 03301-4951
603-271-2104
jeanie.forrester@leg.state.nh.us
www.jeanieforrester.com

December Wild Meadows Wind Project Meetings

December Wild Meadows Wind Project Meetings

Dec 3, 2012

December Wild Meadows Wind Project Calendar of  events and meetings

December 17th,  Monday – Alexandria, NH town hall from 6:30 to 8:30.  This meeting will host Ed Cherion from Iberdrola Renewables again. This is very important to be there and to come with intelligent questions and facts.  All are welcome.  Bring your friends from surrounding towns as well to hear first hand.

Iberdrola Town Meeting Notes

Iberdrola Town Meeting Notes

Dec 3, 2012

Iberdrola town meeting notes are from concerned citizens who have been present, alert and taking notes and pictures concerning the Wild Meadows Wind Project and its wind effects on the communities involved.  There are surely discrepancies from what interviews and newspaper articles report.  Decide for yourselves.

Recap of Iberdrola Wild Meadows Wind Project Open House in Grafton (11/13), Alexandria (11/14), Danbury (11/15):

Open House, which ran from 6:00-8:30pm, consisted of a series of stations that folks could visit. Each station contained information about the proposed project, including the impacted areas, visibility map, sound level determination, etc. There were no handouts available but a few pictures of their representations (see attachments) were taken.

Iberdrola Wind Farms NH Meetings

Iberdrola wind farms NH meetings didn’t start in Grafton, Danbury and Alexandria but we hope they will stop there.  Here is an article from the Concord Monitor in November 2012.

Concord Monitor Published on the Concord Monitor (http://www.concordmonitor.com)

Wind company to hold meetings in Alexandria and Danbury

By The Associated Press    Tuesday, November 13, 2012    (Published in print: Wednesday, November 14, 2012)

A company that wants to build about three dozen wind turbines in the mountains of several communities is holding open house meetings.

Iberdrola Renewables has preliminary permission to build up to 40, 450-foot-tall wind turbines on private property in Grafton, Alexandria and Danbury. It’s called the Wild Meadows project.

NHPR Covers November Meeting

NHPR Covers November Meeting

Nov 14, 2012

NHPR – New Hamphire Public Radio came out to cover the November 13, 2012 meeting and interviewed April Dugan, Brenda Albano and Jacob Albano as well as Cherion – the representative of Iberdrola.   April Dugan was one of several quoted in their article, the following day, as saying  “We all live in the meadow because it’s a beautiful pristine wilderness and we love that.

November 2012 meetings

November 28th we will be on the selectman’s agenda. The meeting is at 6:30 and our time slot begins at 7:00.   If you plan on attending it is very important that we are respectful and quiet, as well as humble and gentle in manner.

We want to ask them where they stand on this project. We want to know why they feel wind energy is good/bad for Grafton and it’s residents. We want to know what research they have done (have they contacted other select boards in towns with wind farms? or other state agencies that may be able to help them learn from their victories and mistakes.) We want to know why there was no public hearing when they were approached to put up the MET towers (as there was in Danbury). We want to know why they have not informed the townsfolk about the wind farm coming to town.

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The first big meeting is going to be Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 6:00-8:30pm at the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, 5 Library Road, Grafton, NH 03240.    This is going to be a meeting presented by Iberdrola.