Welcome to Friends of Peru
The Friends of Peru is a group of residents who value our rural landscape and question whether or not large scale wind projects are right for our town.
Candidates seek ‘change' in Peru
PERU -- A slate of candidates for town office are running on a "change" ticket in the wake of accusations of government secrecy and three Open Meeting Law violations against
the Select Board.
All the candidates attended a recent meet the candidates forum at the pavilion behind the fire station. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the
Peru Town Meeting bars development of industrial wind turbines
PERU -- Commercial wind energy developers will have to look elsewhere to build their industrial turbines.
Zoning Board of Appeals member Peter Shelsy opposed the bylaw change on financial grounds, saying the town needed the extra
"We need to keep the opportunity for commercial wind generation available," Shelsy said.
School budgets and taxes will continue to rise, Shelsy said; meanwhile, the town has few revenue generators.
Developer yanks application for wind project in Peru
PERU -- A developer has pulled the plug on plans to build an industrial wind farm in town -- at least for now.
Lightship Energy LLC, based in Acton, last week withdrew its application with the Zoning Board of Appeals.
"The submitted application is dead, essentially," ZBA member Samuel Haupt told The Eagle. "The applicant has the legal right to resubmit and has indicated an intention to do so."
Residential Use By Law Proposal
Residential use by law proposal presented to town for vote.Residential Wind0002.pdf
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PERU FREE PRESS ELECTRONIC EDITION
Peru Selectmen warned after violating Open Meeting Law
Our Opinion: Play by the rules
Garnet Hill Sound Study
The following is a sound study on the propagation of sound waves from the proposed Garnet Hill Wind Farm. Notice the yellow contour lines proximity to residences around Garnet Lake which would be at a 40 db sound level. Peru's current by law allows 40 db at 1000 ft. Would the developer be able to comply with the current by law as written?GarnetHill_Feasibility_Study_Section_1.6[...]
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QUESTIONS SUBMITTED TO PERU ZBA
WIND DEVELOPER GOES BACK ON HIS WORD
Audio from the June 10th, 2013 Planning Board Hearing, of Bill Golden of Lightship Energy giving his word that his company would not go forward with a wind development or go to court against the
town without a clear decision or clear by law. A month later voters rejected the by law amendment endorsed by Mr. Golden. Now Lightship Energy is asking The ZBA to grant them a variance to impose the
standard rejected by voters. Come to the ZBA hearing on May 21st. to let our appointed members know what you think about the vote we took and what it would mean if they decided to overide the
choice a majority of voters made.
Clarence Fanto: Plenty of spin on both sides of Peru turbine issue
Video from Special Town Meeting on July 8th, 2013
On July 8th, the voters rejected a by-law amendment supported by developer Lightship Energy. Now the developer has asked The Peru Zoning Board of Appeals to grant them a variance which would
revoke the vote our town made that night. Watch the developer's opening remarks promoting the proposed by law change.
LIGHTSHIP ENERGY'S REQUEST FOR VARIANCES
Lightship Energy's Request for Zoning Variances
The Wind developer can not meet the Peru Zoning Bylaws and is asking for variances.Variance Hearing.pdf
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Judge Orders Falmouth to Run Wind Turbines on 12-Hour Schedule Posted on 11/23/2013
In first case of its kind, power company pleads guilty to killing eagles at wind farms
Nov 23, 3:18 AM EST
Until the settlement announced Friday with Duke Energy Corp. and its renewable energy arm, not a single wind energy company had been prosecuted for a death of an eagle or other prwind eagle death settlement.html
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Wind turbines constitute a “taking” of private property value (Mass.)
See the impact wind turbines have on property values in a small Western Massachusetts Community. The proposal to install wind turbines on Mt. Massaemet (Mass.) has already dramatically lowered all
property values in the 11 square miles of Shelburne (MA) and Buckland (MA) lying within the most impacted two miles of the turbines. The turbines already cast a shadow on the title and expected
benefits to residential property.
FROM THE DESK OF DONALD TRUMP: WIND FARMS
THE WIND TURBINE EFFECT ON PROPERTY VALUES
JUWI Wind Prairie Breeze Wind Farm, LLC Tipton County, Indiana PROPERTY VALUE IMPACT & ZONING COMPLIANCE EVALUATION McCann Appraisal, LLC March 20, 2013
Landsink Appraisals and Consulting
This study endeavours to isolate any loss in property price caused by a wind turbine. The
construction and use of a wind turbine is an event over which a neighbouring property owner
has no control.CaseStudy_DiminutionInValue_InjuriousAff[...]
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"Decliningproperty values associated with the presence of wind turbines were described by Lempster (NH) resident and panelist Justin Lindholm. "Almost all of properties within amile of the
[Lempster] wind farm are up for sale", he said. The issue of property value was confirmed by real estate broker Phil Atwood, who said, "Customers won?t even look at a property once theyknow there are
wind turbines nearby.?
The Science of Industrial Wind in MA and the Eastern US - Ben Luce, Ph.D. February 11. 2012 Shelburne Falls
WIND FARM TAX CREDITS QUESTIONED
CHECK THESE OUT, LOADS OF INFO...
Videos of Wind Turbines