On September 28th, the New York Times published an Op-Ed from Steve E. Wright entitled “The Not-So-Green Mountains.” Wrights account of the Kingdom Community Wind project, now under construction in Lowell, VT is an affront to our extensive state regulatory process and undermines
the overwhelming public call for Vermont-based renewable energy generation.
Earlier this month, Vermont’s Department of Public Service released a statewide draft Comprehensive Energy Plan outlining a path for Vermont to reach 90% renewable energy in less than 40 years. Following the major flooding events caused by Tropical Storm Irene, its clear that we need to be thinking about the long term viability and sustainability of our infrastructure in order to mitigate the effects of global climate change.
Send Letters to the Editor at New York Times
We urge the REV community to write letters to the editor at the New York Times, declaring your interest as a Vermonter to see the development of in-state renewable energy projects, like Kingdom Community Wind. Let us not allow this slander of Vermont’s extensive and effective existing regulatory framework.
Here are the details:
Letters should be no more than 150 words (two brief paragraphs) and must refer to entitled “The Not-So-Green Mountains,” by Steve E. Wright. Letters must include the writer’s address and phone numbers. Letters may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
No attachments, please.
You may also wish to leave a comment directly on the New York Times website.
Thank you. Your voice is critical.Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) email@example.com
(802) 229-0099 www.REVermont.org