Category Archives: Community Energy Project Development

Local wind saga continues

The Northfield City Council, by a 5-2 vote (voting yes were Mayor Rossing and Councilors Buckheit, Denison, Vohs and Zweifel; voting no, Councilors Pokorney and Pownell), passed a resolution of strong support for the proposed Spring Creek Wind project. The resolution contained identical language to the resolution of support for the proposed new Carleton wind [...]

Setbacks are key: they should remain unchanged until informed by sound science

For your further reading pleasure, the letter to the editor I wrote for today’s Northfield News (before it was edited a bit by The News, and their somewhat misleading headline inserted): To the editor: Setbacks are key: they should remain unchanged until informed by sound science I agree with Gary Carlson (“Setbacks key for turbines,” [...]

Spring Creek Wind project: open microphone statement, November 29 Planning Commission meeting

When you only have three minutes, you gotta be succinct. For the record: RENew Northfield statement of support for the proposed Carleton and Spring Creek Wind Projects November 29, 2010 Bruce Anderson, 501 St. Olaf Avenue (commenting on behalf of the board of RENew Northfield) Members of the Planning Commission: the wind proposals before you [...]

One day until Getting It Built Cohousing Workshop early registration deadline

It’s only one day until the early registration deadline for the November 8th-9th Getting It Built Cohousing Workshop! This is a golden opportunity to get an intensive introduction to what it takes to get a cohousing project built from cohousing pioneers Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett, who have been involved in the design and development [...]

Buffalo Commons Village: Enthusiastic response to cohousing concept

There was an overflow crowd of interested, energized folks at Wednesday evening’s cohousing exploratory meeting at the Northfield Public Library. About 35 to 40 mostly local attendees put up with my presentation, then discussed whether a local cohousing project on land adjacent to the Northfield city limits should be explored further. By evening’s end, 15 [...]