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

Tiger Woods Eyes October Return After Knee Surgery

first_imgTiger Woods Masters champion Tiger Woods is seeking an October return after revealing he had a knee operation last week.The 43-year-old, who ended an 11-year wait for his 15th major in April, said arthroscopic surgery repaired minor cartilage damage in his left knee.The world number eight hopes to play in the PGA Tour’s new event in Japan, the ZOZO Championship, from 24-27 October. Woods, one short of Sam Snead’s 82 PGA Tour wins, has had four previous knee operations and four back surgeries.The latest operation was performed by Dr Vern Cooley, who said: “I expect Tiger to make a full recovery. We did what was needed and also examined the entire knee. There were no additional problems.”After winning his fifth Masters title in April, Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship and Open.He withdrew from this month’s Northern Trust shortly before his tee time citing a mild sprain, but returned for the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club.However, his 37th-place finish meant he did not qualify for the Tour Championship finale, which he won the year before to end a five-year spell without a PGA title.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more