Experts to provide information, answers at Thursday’s wind and energy forum

first_imgResponding to requests from citizens for information and answers about the impacts of industrial wind projects, Vermonters for a Clean Environment (VCE) has organized a forum on wind and energy issues faced by communities in Rutland County and around Vermont. The Forum will take place Thursday evening, Oct. 22, at the West Rutland Town Hall, starting at 7 pm.”VCE is committed to providing information about issues of concern to Vermonters who are facing big wind turbine projects,” said Annette Smith, Executive Director of VCE.  “We are looking forward to a lively discussion about Vermont’s energy future, as well as learning from qualified experts about noise and health problems associated with living near big wind turbines.”Presentation topics will include Siting Wind Turbines to Prevent Health Risks from Sound, Can Industrial Wind Turbines Affect Your Health?, and Can Vermont Meet Renewable Energy and Climate Change Goals Without Ridge Top Wind?   The topics address some of the key issues that have been raised by industrial wind developments recently proposed for Rutland, Chittenden, Franklin, Caledonia, Lamoille, and Orleans counties.The event will include both technical presentations and opportunities for residents to question the presenters. “I am looking forward to learning more about what these experts have to say, not only about noise and health problems from big wind turbines, but about how wind developers behave in other places,” said Middletown Springs resident David Wright.The experts giving the presentations have worked extensively in the fields of noise, medicine, and energy markets.  Please see attached speaker biographies for more information.A social hour, with light refreshments, will begin at 6 p.m.”In my talk on renewable energy and climate change, I will be discussing how Vermont can meet our environmental goals, and what are our alternatives to 400 foot wind turbines on Vermont ridge tops, if they are found to be problematic for the local community,” said Kevin Jones, who lives in Chittenden and has worked for 20 years on energy market issues in the Northeast.www.vce.org(link is external).last_img read more

Josh Hill climbs leaderboard in second day at European Young Masters

first_img Josh Hill carded a five-under par 67 to climb 22 places up the leaderboard on the second day of the European Young Masters at Kunĕtická Golf & Spa in the Czech Republic.The 15-year-old Dubai-based player goes into the final round tied in eleventh place on four-under par 140 ten shots adrift of Norway’s Michael Alexander Mjaaseth who leads the field by two shots on 14-under par 130 after adding a 66 to his opening round of 64.Jack Bigham from Harpenden carded a second successive one under par 71 to sit in a share of 21st place on 142.The leading GB & I player in the boys’ competition is Ireland’s Joshua Hill who carded rounds of 70 and 69 to claim a share of eighth place on the leaderboard on 139 just a week after winning the English Boys’ Under 16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy) at Radcliffe-on-Trent.Lottie Woad remains in contention for a medal in the girls’ event being played at the same venue.The 15-year-old from Farnham added a 71 to her opening 6 and is currently tied-sixth alongside Italy’s Charlotte Cattaneo and Antonia Zacharovska from the Czech Republic on four-under par 140. The leader is Germany’s Paula Schulz-Hanssen who is a single shot ahead of France’s Lilas Pinthier after firing opening rounds of 69 and 67.England’s other representative Patience Rhodes from Burnham & Berrow is in 42nd place on 155 after recording two rounds of 77.View leaderboardPhoto credit: Luboš Klikar, European Golf Association Tags: EGA, European young Masters, Jack Bigham, Josh Hill, Lottie Woad, Patience Rhodes 26 Jul 2019 Josh Hill climbs leaderboard in second day at European Young Masters last_img read more