Check out this article in the Boston Globe.
We’ll be taking part in an upcoming conference hosted by Manumet.
While America has the technical know-how to help meet its energy needs through wind power projects, deciding where to build them has turned local meeting halls into battlefields, say veterans of those disputes.
Jesse Gossett of Emergent Energy, a renewable energy consulting company, who will take part in the conference’s discussion on “New Ways to Talk About Wind,’’ agreed that a more sensible approach to siting and permitting is needed.
“There has to be a better way,’’ Gossett said.
Founders of a new Boston-based venture, Emergent Energy, plan to “reverse the order’’ of the typical proposal by researching sites and evaluating their pluses and minuses with local officials and residents before making a proposal, then shepherd the project through the permitting process. Only then will it seek to partner with a company who wants to build, own, and operate the project.
Full article here.