Request for wind turbine grounded in Lampasas.382212013-04-29T18:51:59Z2013-04-29T18:51:59ZRobert Guptill had the wind blown out of his sails earlier this month when the City Council turned down his request for a specific use permit to allow a wind turbine on his property.
Guptill has tried for four years to get the council's approval for the project, which was rejected because of its height. At 43 feet, it's eight feet higher than the city ordinance allows. Texas Legislature: Gas takes wind from turbines' sails; Wind power fights to keep legislative edge.375832013-03-03T14:45:55Z2013-03-03T14:45:55ZOn Thursday conservative representative State Rep. Scott Sanford, R-McKinney, filed legislation to remove a signature weapon from the wind energy arsenal. ...Wind power already generates almost 10,000 megawatts, but taking away the mandate to create energy would hurt the renewable energy credit trading system in place, Clark said.E.ON Sells Half of U.S. Wind Parks to PensionDanmark.362292012-10-08T13:08:16Z2012-10-08T13:08:16ZEON AG agreed to sell a 50 percent stake in three U.S. wind farms to Danish pension fund PensionDanmark as Germany's biggest utility seeks to free up capital. ..."The return is very similar to what we can get on listed equities, though with a very limited downside risk," thanks to fixed prices negotiated on the power generated by the turbines over the next 15 years." Wind power doesn't blow Austin away.361392012-09-25T13:09:22Z2012-09-25T13:09:22ZIf you're looking for an eco-friendly way to cut your utility bills, wind power may not be it. While residential wind turbines are flooding the retail market, folks who live in Austin need to think hard before making the investment. Job outlook unclear for DMI workers; Dallas-based firm buys plant for $20M.359832012-09-07T22:36:16Z2012-09-07T22:36:16ZThe prospect of the sale was first announced last month, when Otter Tail said it had a nonbinding letter of interest to sell DMI. The company said the economics of the wind power industry and expiring tax credits were hurting demand for turbines. Two Nueces County school districts oppose wind farms .359792012-09-07T21:20:08Z2012-09-07T21:20:08ZThe governing boards of the London and Bishop districts each unanimously approved the measures, saying industrial-scale wind turbines are unsightly, devalue surrounding property, create noise and affect wildlife and livestock.
The resolutions come as E.On Climate & Renewables hopes to begin construction on its 80-turbine farm near Petronila in 2013.
Wind energy industry faces stiff headwind; Projects race against deadline for tax credit .354882012-07-15T09:18:08Z2012-07-15T09:18:08ZTwo large wind energy projects in the Texas Panhandle are racing against a looming Dec. 31 deadline when a critical federal tax credit expires, threatening to toss an already tumbling industry into freefall.
Project leaders are confident about the immediate future, but they and the companies that build the components used in wind farms are worried about next year.Wind energy is booming, but where's the money?.351682012-06-07T02:00:35Z2012-06-07T02:00:35ZJerry Beaird has 16 wind turbines on his property. They've been producing quite efficiently but Beaird hasn't seen a single penny since November. ...So how could record production leave the landowners completely dry? The letters state various market factors attributed to the lack of revenue. They don't go into specifics, but Beaird has his own ideas.Judge refuses to hear Sinton wind turbine lawsuit.349542012-05-11T15:25:11Z2012-05-11T15:25:11ZA judge dismissed a lawsuit between Sinton I.S.D. and the City of Sinton over a controversial wind turbine project Thursday, likely ending the months-long dispute that bitterly divided school officials and the city council.
Jonestown council member involved with failed wind energy project resigns.348192012-04-25T13:19:40Z2012-04-25T13:19:40ZCharlie Malouff Jr., founder of CM Energies, and Mary Jo Woodall, a former state comptroller's office staffer and grant administrator, are accused of conspiring to illegally obtain up to $2 million in federal stimulus money by overselling CM Energies' ability to deliver the electricity-generating wind turbines to the City of Jonestown.Navy, South Texas wind developer sign agreement paving way for 83-turbine project near Riviera .348022012-04-19T23:31:44Z2012-04-19T23:31:44ZThe Navy signed an agreement with a wind farm developer Thursday that paves the way for 83 turbines to be built near Riviera, over the objections of local officials.Sinton considers firing administrators amid wind turbine dispute .347712012-04-10T22:08:29Z2012-04-10T22:08:29ZThe Sinton City Council is expected to meet tonight to consider firing the city manager and city secretary amid a dispute between the city and Sinton school district over a wind turbine project.Dispute over Sinton wind turbine project spurs debate between city, school district officials .347472012-04-07T18:54:15Z2012-04-07T18:54:15ZThe dispute over wind turbines at Sinton High School appears to have taken a stark political turn, with Sinton City Manager Jackie Knoxsaying he expects to be fired Tuesday because of school officials influencing the City Council.Sinton ISD sues city over wind turbine project, cites open meeting violations .347172012-04-04T13:20:46Z2012-04-04T13:20:46ZWhile some council members have tried to let the district's plan move forward, other members and city officials are upset that the district didn't approach the city about the project in 2009 when it was first being considered. They feel the district tried to ram the project through City Hall without deference to neighboring property owners and city officials.Hearing for proposed Riviera wind farm set for Wednesday .347162012-04-04T13:18:58Z2012-04-04T13:18:58ZKingsville already passed a resolution stating its opposition to the wind farm, citing worries that it could interfere with radar at area military bases, rendering them more vulnerable to closure when the Defense Department reassesses its inventory of bases.City Council attorney: Panel can't overturn decision rejecting Sinton High School wind turbine project .346452012-03-27T12:40:35Z2012-03-27T12:40:35ZA controversial wind turbine project never made it to a vote at the Sinton City Council on Tuesday night after the council's attorney said state law doesn't give them authority to overturn the decision of a city board.Army Corps launches study of proposed South Texas offshore wind farms .345642012-03-15T12:28:58Z2012-03-15T12:28:58ZThe first public meeting on the project is planned for March 28 in Brownsville. The Corps is accepting public comments that will help define the scope of its environmental study, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2014.
Environmental groups are tracking the project and have raised concerns about the turbines' effects on birds and sea life.