“Today's energy world needs bold new thinking,” writes Mary Powell, president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power in her article “Making good neighbors” the Rutland Herald. “While nations struggle to deal with the effects of global climate change and America faces a major tragedy in the Gulf, we must focus our efforts on the steps we can take in Vermont to make a difference. It is time to find new ways to power our country, and we have to do it in ways that local communities embrace.”
Green Mountain Power is building more than clean energy with wind farms—they're building their local economy, using democracy, and making good neighbors. Community Wind is not simply a program for a few landowners to own a wind farm; Community Wind is how we think and act in regards to our energy needs, energy production, and the relationships in our communities.