AllEarth Renewables ends the Kidder Hill Community Wind project
Only one other wind project proposed in Vermont but claims are made the state is still on track for goals
Wait, what? How is that possible? How can Vermont’s renewable energy goals still be on track after wind projects are pulled?
The Kidder Hill Community Wind project would have put up two 500-foot wind turbines. There were 37 people who would have lived within a mile of the project.
AllEarth Renewables’ David Blittersdorf, the CEO, was the developer.
With our goal of hitting 90 percent renewables by 2050, we have to go faster than we were before,” said Blittersdorf. “But now we’re being slowed down due to the rules and the present administration that wants to see that some things don’t happen.”
Blittersdorf has one last project in the state, Dairy Air Wind, in Holland. There are no other projects in the works. Frustrated with the circumstances, Blittersdorf says he’s going to states that will let him do his part to stop climate change.
How come we started to lead on renewables? I want to make Vermont the example of how to do this,” said Blittersdorf. “Instead, we are going backward really, really fast right now.”
“As far as I know from other people out there, no one else is considering wind in Vermont and the chilling effect of the sounds rules and all these other things is really happening.”