Lempster http://nhpr.org en Tension And Suspicion Between Wind Farm Host Towns And Neighbors http://nhpr.org/post/tension-and-suspicion-between-wind-farm-host-towns-and-neighbors <p></p><p>A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">t town meeting this year, a handful of towns in the Newfound Lake region, and elsewhere, will take up questions related to wind farms. Many of these articles highlight the tensions between neighboring towns when one hosts a wind farm and its tax benefits, and the other just has to look at it. This dynamic often plays out in small town politics that may come to a head on town meeting day.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 44660 at http://nhpr.org Tension And Suspicion Between Wind Farm Host Towns And Neighbors Wind Developer Puts Newfound Project "On Hold" http://nhpr.org/post/wind-developer-puts-newfound-project-hold <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The developer of the proposed 23-turbine Wild Meadows wind farm has announced that it will put the project on hold. </span>Iberdrola<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Renewables<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it will focus its resources on resolving disputes around another wind farm in Groton.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:18:29 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 43968 at http://nhpr.org Wind Developer Puts Newfound Project "On Hold" Lessons From Lempster: Town Has Found Wind Farm To Be Neither Blessing Nor Curse http://nhpr.org/post/lessons-lempster-town-has-found-wind-farm-be-neither-blessing-nor-curse <p></p><p>The towns of Alexandria, Danbury, and Grafton are weighing if they want a 36 turbine wind farm along their ridgelines.</p><p>It’s a contentious decision the town of Lempster approved in 2007. That project has been operating for four years, and it's the closest thing New Hampshire has to an analog for the decision these three towns are now facing.</p><p>When representatives from the Spanish energy company <a href="http://www.iberdrolarenewables.us/">Iberdrola Renewables &nbsp;</a>meet with people in Alexandria, Grafton and Danbury, it gets pretty heated.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:55:01 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 17198 at http://nhpr.org Lessons From Lempster: Town Has Found Wind Farm To Be Neither Blessing Nor Curse