NEWS: The Hummel Report – Testing the Winds

Four years ago nine East Bay communities formed a partnership to explore making money from wind turbines, with the help of nearly half a million dollar of public seed money. That, in turn, attracted interest from a private developer and a potential $55 million project of his own. Instead of embracing it, The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation – which provided the seed money – saw it as a threat. And Jim Hummel finds that heading into 2013 the fate of the public project is unclear.