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Three Hearings Around the State on 10/7

October 6, 2013

In Peru, near Pittsfield, at the western end of the state, the Planning Board holds a hearing on Monday at 7:00 pm on a petition for a moratorium on issuing wind turbine permits until July 2015. The petition was signed by 168 residents (in a Berkshire town of 800). It calls for time to establish requirements for permits through the planning process and time to enact bylaws. The special town meeting on November 4, 2013 will vote on the moratorium.

In Kingston, the devastating effects of light strobing produced by the five turbines will be a topic during the a Board of Health hearing at 6:00 pm. Other turbine “issues” are also on the agenda. The BOH will interview only one of the two potential candidates offering to test for strobing: George Becker-Birck  K2 Management, Inc.

The Falmouth Board of Health meeting at 7:00 pm will also discuss the town-owned turbine shut down hours–and the health problem of noise pollution from the turbines.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2013 12:15 pm

    Specific to Kingston, the BOH chair has whittled the interviewees down to 1 of several who expressed interest in providing “neutral” “independent” acoustical and shadow flicker consultation services to help the Board deal with the public health and safety issues.

    The interviewee is:

    K2 – Mr. Georg Becker-Birck (foreign firm by the way, so much for local jobs!)

    You be the judge, is K2 either “neutral” or “independent”, profile listed below.

    Also, it should be noted that The Mass Clean Energy Center once again is entering into the equation to “help” adversely impacted residents and the boards charged with protecting the public welfare.

    Wind Contractor Database – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center…/MassCEC%20Wind%20Contractor%20Database_…‎
    32, K2 Management Inc. Georg Becker-Birck,, (774) 270-1305,,

    K2 –
    European-based consulting firm signs deal with Cape Wind project
    Denmark-based K2 Management said that it has signed a deal to provide consulting services to the Cape Wind offshore project in Massachusetts. The project-management consulting firm will open an office in Massachusetts as a base for its expansion into North America, said Carsten Ploug Jensen, the company’s managing (South Dennis, Mass.) (6/27)

    Added Note of interest:

    Mr. Becker-Birck was also at one time a VESTAS Sales Engineer who wrote an article entitled: Forest Sites Are Favorable

  2. October 6, 2013 11:23 am

    Specific to Falmouth, the BoH will be asked by the community to issue policy on: ‘how many hours of sleep are enough for a Falmouth resident’s good health?’ The discussion and determination will have a cascading effect regarding wind turbine siting across the country.

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