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Letter: Greed

Foreign-owned industrial wind companies are invading the pristine Newfound Lake area to get rich off a 30 percent government subsidy that you and I pay for so our property values, our rural peacefulness, our environment, our health and possibly our incomes can be destroyed while our electric rates go up! According to ISO-NE, New England doesn’t need the power! So when Iberdrola’s propaganda says this project will power the “equivalent of 32,000 average New Hampshire homes during average production” it is misleading you, to say the least.

The Wild Meadows wind project is contracted to sell power to Massachusetts. Iberdrola would be connecting to the grid in New Hampshire but then selling the electricity to Massachusetts. Why? State law requires each state to purchase a certain percentage of its power from “renewable” resources. Some states pass the buck and purchase their renewable energy requirements from other states. New Hampshire is becoming the host to industrial wind parasites to satisfy the energy requirements of Massachusetts and other surrounding states. A bizarre truth you won’t read in Iberdrola’s propaganda is that all of New England is rated poorly for the kind of wind necessary to run industrial turbines! Why would Iberdrola build 500-foot wind turbines on the tops of secluded, rural, mountains at approximately $4 million per turbine when the renewable source that is supposed to create the energy is rated poor? Greed!

MICHELLE SANBORN

Alexandria

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