Thursday, 4 August 2011
Turbines back on track in Brewster
With more and more homeowners in supposedly rather conservative Budleigh Salterton taking advantage of green energy by installing solar panels and the like it's no surprise to see that wind turbines like these are back on the agenda in Brewster.
My last post on this issue at http://budleighbrewsterunited.blogspot.com/2011/04/not-just-storms-in-tea-cups.html drew attention to the storm of protest that erupted in our Cape Cod sister-town when some Brewster residents decided that wind power was not for them. The initial planning board decision seemed to go in their favour.
But many of Brewster's selectmen - the equivalent of our town councillors but with somewhat more power - have no intention of giving up on the issue.
A deal has been worked out with the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative and according to a local press report at http://www.wickedlocal.com/capecod/features/x2014919790/Brewsters-wind-deal-in-a-nutshell#axzz1U2S6dp3y the town could have its two 410 ft turbines in operation by September 2012.