Critics fault Environment NH's report on wind farm plans
"Despite the clear benefits of wind and widespread bipartisan support for federal policies to promote renewable energy, fossil fuel interests and their political allies have vigorously opposed these initiatives," the EnvironmentNH report states.
In New Hampshire, "wind fails the cost-benefit test," Wind Watch officials said. "Wind is a high-cost form of intermittent energy that can only deliver power around 30 percent of the time, generally when the grid least needs it seasonally. It will never replace a single fossil fuel or nuclear plant anywhere in New England." The EnvironmentNH report does not address the complaints of improper actions at Iberdrola Renewable's Groton Wind power plant, which are being investigated by the state attorney general's and the fire marshal's offices, nor does it speak to the concerns of Newfound Lake/Cardigan Mountain region residents about the potential for declining property values and loss of tourism dollars if Iberdrola's Wind Farm is permitted.
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