Plans for wood-fueled power plants in
Fair Haven and Pownal have been put on hold. That will give officials time to decide whether
the projects need both a state development review permit and a license
from utility regulators.
Battle lines are taking shape
over a proposal to generate electricity – and manufacture wood pellets – in a
biomass plant at the former Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal. At the heart of the brewing controversy is the
question: Is biomass power really green?