Planners all tied up on Stop & Shop turbine.386152013-06-12T00:24:21Z2013-06-12T00:24:21ZThe DEP had concerns that the proposed 275-foot wind turbine might exceed sound limit guidelines during the winter. So, the agency recommended three possible actions be taken: The applicant could withdraw its proposal without prejudice; recommend the Zoning Board of Appeals deny the requested special permit for the project; or Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC could implement mitigation measures.PMLD appeals to governor about utility costs, turbine issues.385662013-06-06T01:03:28Z2013-06-06T01:03:28ZPrinceton Municipal Light Department manager Brian Allen has written to Governor Deval Patrick, noting that the failed wind turbine project has contributed significantly to the town's high utility costs. He is seeking financial support from the state. ...PMLD is a municipal utility with a $3 million budget and the turbine cost was approximately $1.2 million of that budget in 2012. "The utility does not have the ability to sustain itself with those types of losses." Hanover wind turbine close to operational.385072013-05-29T16:13:45Z2013-05-29T16:13:45ZAfter the turbine was constructed and officially ready to test, it saw several months of delays because of multiple problems cropping up. ...Diniak said part of the problem is that when something goes wrong, it is often a problem that can only be fixed by going up to the top of the turbine.Ownership, nature of sound violations major factors in Fairhaven turbines' fate.384652013-05-27T00:44:10Z2013-05-27T00:44:10Z"Falmouth could shut the turbine down overnight because it owned them," Coletta explained. "In Fairhaven there's a third party that complicates things."
Though the DEP "certainly could" order the Fairhaven turbines turned off, Coletta said "it would lead to lengthy and costly legal issues that would not resolve the problem in a timely way."Business groups take on Cape Wind in ads.384482013-05-24T14:48:13Z2013-05-24T14:48:13ZIn full-page newspaper ads Thursday, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership say the state already has expensive energy, and the project's above-market power costs will make it tougher to attract business.What Now? All options back on table for board of selectmen.384682013-05-24T12:56:00Z2013-05-24T12:56:00ZNow that voters refused to approve a debt exclusion to take down the town's turbines, selectmen must go back to the drawing board for a solution. "You know, I think this was our best chance at resolving this issue. That is why the board decided on this course of action," Selectman Brent V.W. Putnam said yesterday. Wethington files for new Fairhaven Board of Health election, hearing Wednesday.384082013-05-21T13:20:59Z2013-05-21T13:20:59ZJohn Wethington has asked a Superior Court judge to throw out April's much-disputed election results and compel a new Board of Health race. [Note: The outcome of the election would impact how the community addressed noise from the Fairhaven wind turbines.]Falmouth turbine removal up for vote.383942013-05-19T12:29:12Z2013-05-19T12:29:12Z"Clearly, very few people asked questions, and everyone was on board," Davis said. "It became clear this year to me and to other people who were sort of on the sidelines watching "Â» we really had a problem here, and it was tearing our community apart." Independence turbine owners refusing to cooperate with sound study.383852013-05-18T17:19:22Z2013-05-18T17:19:22ZIn an about face, the Independence turbine owners at Kingston Wind Independence are refusing to participate a long-awaited acoustic monitoring study.Independence turbine owner accuses residents of making false statements.383742013-05-17T21:30:02Z2013-05-17T21:30:02Z