For the first time since the state began promoting wind power as a way to replace fossil fuels, environmental officials have recommended shutting down a wind turbine because of elevated noise levels, which they described as unacceptable to local residents. The findings give ammunition to increasingly vocal opponents of wind power, who have sought to slow the Patrick administration’s efforts to produce 2,000 megawatts of wind power - three-quarters of it from offshore sources - by 2020.
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