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Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC Acquires 5MW Community Wind Project from Cornerstone Renewables

New York, NY — Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC (“the Company”) announced on March 2, 2020 that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased the rights to a 2-turbine 5MW wind Project, (“Holiday Hill”), from Cornerstone Renewables, LLC (“Cornerstone Renewables”). Located in Russell, Massachusetts, Holiday Hill is contracted to sell electricity through 25-year off take agreements […]

Dairy Air Wind Announces Halt to Development Activity

WILLISTON, VT— Dairy Air Wind, the last remaining wind energy project being developed in Vermont, today announced the ending of all development activities surrounding the project. Project partner David Blittersdorf cited a current political environment that is hostile to wind energy as the leading cause for this step. Dairy Air Wind was intended to be […]

Wind Power Does Not Cause Global Warming

And two Harvard researchers did not suggest it does.

Image: Flickr (nate2b)

George Harvey

Two Harvard researchers published an article on wind power that drew rapid reactions from the press. A widespread interpretation of the articles by media was that they had shown that wind turbines somehow cause climate change. That is […]

Windpower Does Not Cause Global Warming

And two Harvard researchers did not suggest it does.

Open house at Georgia Mountain, Vermont

George Harvey

Two Harvard researchers published a paper on wind power that drew a rapid reactions from the press. A widely expressed interpretation of the paper in media articles was that they had shown that wind turbines […]

Offshore Wind power Coming to the Northeast

Block Island Wind Farm. Photo: Ionna22, Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

On May 23, announcements relating to offshore wind power came from three different states in the Northeast. Currently, the United States has a total of 30 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power capacity at one site, the Block Island Wind Farm. […]

1st Q.’18 – Wind Outpaces Hydropower; Solar Doubles Oil-Generated Electricity


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We Have a Problem

By George Harvey

The status quo is widepread environmental destruction. We have all the solutions we need, but some people prefer the status quo. For now, they are getting their way.

Populations of black-footed kittiwakes have declined nearly 80% since the 1980s. (RSPB photo)

We have a problem. The bad news […]

Dairy Air Wind Farm

Vermont’s last hope, for now

This photo simulation shows the proposed Dairy Air Wind turbine from the Holland Congregational Church at 693 Gore Road in Holland, VT, 1.8 miles away. Photo credit: VERA Renewables.

By George Harvey

Holland, Vermont, a rural community on the Canadian border, is the home of the 450-acre […]

Wind Power on the Farm


By George Harvey

Yale Climate Connections, which refers to itself as “a nonpartisan, multimedia service,” produced a recent video, “Wind Turbines Supporting Rural Economies, Keeping Young People in Agriculture” ( It looks at how local people have responded to wind turbines in the two Michigan areas with the greatest numbers […]

Development of Offshore Wind Energy in Germany Event: Troy, NY

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Presenter: Dr. Christoph Buchhagen, TenneT Offshore GmbH Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm (Light Refreshments Start at 1:00pm) Location: CBIS Auditorium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Offshore wind energy development in Germany started in 2007 and construction of the first offshore wind farm was completed in 2009. Following the Japanese nuclear accident […]