Category Archives: Energy policy

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 [...]

Energy Task Force talks community energy policy with City Council July 28

The Northfield Energy Task Force is scheduled to meet with members of the City Council at the Council work session scheduled for 7 pm, July 28th at the Council Chambers. The Task Force and Council will be discussing recommendations contained in the report recently submitted to the Council by the Task Force. Some of the [...]