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Dormant Racetrack Developers Bet on Clean Energy

By Charlie Deitz


Pownal, VT – The Green Mountain Racetrack in Pownal, Vermont has been dormant for nearly two decades and there have been several failed attempts to develop the grounds over the years. Right now, two projects hope to turn the old racetrack into a clean energy park, one project is a 30 megawatt biomass plant and the other is a 2.2 megawatt solar array. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch visited the site Friday afternoon to get a look at the solar project and as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports both projects have hit a few speed bumps