San Diego County Supervisors sued over flawed Wind Energy Ordinance.386732013-06-18T21:57:34Z2013-06-18T21:57:34ZSan Diego County Supervisors are being sued over their May 15th approval of the technically and legally flawed Wind Energy Ordinance & Plan Amendment-that benefits wealthy industrial wind and solar developers, San Diego Gas & Electric, Sempra, and absentee land-owners at the expense of rural east county residents and valued resources.Ordinance limits turbine use.367652012-12-13T19:33:41Z2012-12-13T19:33:41ZAimed at governing the installation of residential and commercial-scale wind turbines, the proposal comes almost a year after councilors passed a resolution temporarily halting any new applications for home-based wind turbines and directing city staff to develop a workable ordinance to govern the placement and size of turbines in the future.
Dutch province tilts at (real) windmills.359732012-09-06T20:04:28Z2012-09-06T20:04:28ZThe Netherlands has been famous for its windmills for centuries but now one of its most populous provinces has said it wants to ban their modern-day incarnations - wind turbines - on the grounds that they are ugly and noisy.Are winds of change in store for Town's comp plan.295582010-10-19T19:36:42Z2010-10-19T19:36:42ZResidents pushing for the amendments to be approved have voiced support on the grounds of visual impact, flicker, noise, fear of declining property values, and appropriate use of turbines on residential lands, while some opponents have voiced concern out of support in general for alternative energy and others have echoed the concerns of the Wind Turbine Committee.Dennis Old King's Highway Committee approves ARC turbine, with conditions.289882010-09-01T02:07:30Z2010-09-01T02:07:30ZThe Old King's Highway Historic District Committee approved on a 3-2 vote Aquacultural Research Corporation's application to build a 243-foot, 600-kilowatt wind turbine on its property at 99 Chapin Beach Road.Turbine proposal fails to impress .225592009-08-07T01:47:55Z2009-08-07T01:47:55ZMighty River Power's planned positioning of some turbines at Turitea Wind Farm flies in the face of Palmerston North City Council's efforts to keep them away from houses, a board of inquiry has been told.
The power company's 121-turbine proposal failed to meet the "spirit and intent" of the city council's 2006 decision that made a wind farm at Turitea possible, city lawyer John Maassen said.
Ex-Frostburg mayor challenges proposed wind power ordinance.223542009-07-27T12:23:00Z2009-07-27T12:23:00ZThe mayor and council recently approved a first reading of the ordinance that would allow personal wind turbines as tall as 165 feet in Frostburg's backyards. At the Aug. 20 public meeting, the city officials are scheduled to have subsequent readings and a vote on the matter, though some talk has surfaced about postponing that action until September.
"A structure this high is equivalent to a 16-story building," Bambacus told the elected officials in an e-mail.
Wind discussion goes into round 2; County will weigh both sides of turbine issue.222922009-07-22T19:28:24Z2009-07-22T19:28:24ZA proposal to disallow wind turbines in the Blue Mountain foothills continues Thursday night before the Umatilla County Planning Commission in the Pendleton Convention Center.
Milton-Freewater-area resident Richard Jolly first made his proposal to the nine-member commission at a June 25 meeting, asking for a Goal 5 amendment to set aside a section of land east of Highway 11 as a viewshed to be protected for its aesthetic, natural resource and wildlife values.
Council launches windfarm document amid fears turbines could 'decimate skyline'.221802009-07-17T08:40:09Z2009-07-17T08:40:09ZSelby District Council this week agreed to form a stringent wind farm framework in a bid to stop the area skyline being "decimated with turbines".
Members of the authority's policy and resources committee voted on Tuesday night to spend Â£30,000 to employ experts to assess all wind farm applications. ..."We've currently got eight or nine applications coming in, and I don't think we want to have our whole skyline decimated with turbines."Highland New Wind's loss of green credentials.220962009-07-13T01:06:15Z2009-07-13T01:06:15ZA month ago HNWD development made national news when its public relations firm announced that Virginia's first utility scale wind project was ready to start construction. As indicated here, that was a blatant misrepresentation. HNWD does not have a building permit, does not have an Erosion and Sediment Control permit, does not have approval from the FAA, has not satisfied the permit conditions imposed by the State Corporation Commission (SCC), and has not obtained an Endangered Species Act permit. Officials approve 335-foot turbines.220192009-07-10T05:32:25Z2009-07-10T05:32:25ZLogan Township supervisors will allow a wind farm developer to build the nation's next-to-tallest wind turbines in Chestnut Flats.
Supervisors voted 4-to-1 Thursday night to allow Gamesa Energy to build 19 turbines north of Altoona, making them visible from 17th Street, Mill Run Road, Old Mill Run Road and along Route 36. Because of the vote, the turbines can placed on 335-foot towers, rather than 270 feet as allowed by ordinance.
Environment, aesthetics dominate wind-farm debate.215032009-06-09T13:16:37Z2009-06-09T13:16:37ZMore than 150 people gathered tonight in Georgia to debate a proposed five-turbine wind farm on Georgia Mountain.
Some 30 speakers and the broader audience seemed split on the project as they participated in a hearing before the state Public Service Board, which would have to approve the development for it to proceed.
Chase for wind power turns to Oregon's public lands.213382009-05-23T09:27:52Z2009-05-23T09:27:52ZRows of tall turbines have already remade the landscape on wheat farms and ridgelines on private land around the region. But so far there have been no wind farms built on public land in the Northwest.
That's about to change.
In 2006 the BLM received six right-of-way applications for wind testing in Oregon and Washington. The number last year was four times that -- 24.
Wind farms in relatively untrammeled public lands present a number of potential problems while pitting two environmental concerns ...against each other.
Effort to build wind turbines appears in tatters; Backers are short 1 vote on board.210202009-05-03T02:23:37Z2009-05-03T02:23:37ZCohasset's first green project under the town's new wind turbine bylaw may soon be dead, after nearly two years of discussion and planning.
Planning Board vice chairman Stuart Ivimey said last week he will not vote in favor of a special permit for a pair of commercial wind turbines proposed by a Plymouth company, leaving the project one vote short of approval.
Wind farm deliberations to wrap up on April 29 .209022009-04-24T22:13:05Z2009-04-24T22:13:05ZDr. Kent also said he believed it would be important for the state Fish and Game Department and scientists from the Appalachian Mountain Club to verify - ground-truth - the condition of the 1,700 acres that would be set aside as a mitigation package to compensate for habitat loss on Mt. Kelsey and Dixville Peak.
"We need to know the details, what's really on the ground, to understand if it's "tit-for-tat" - that is, the same spruce-fir habitat that will be lost on those ridgelines," Dr. Kent said. "No evidence has been presented."
'Wind farm' project progressing quietly.208122009-04-19T11:54:57Z2009-04-19T11:54:57ZA "wind farm" that would take advantage of the gusts that have been blowing through the Central Coast at 30 to 50 mph is moving right along despite a lawsuit filed against the county's approval of the project.
Construction won't begin for at least a year, but in the meantime officials of the developer say they are working to meet all the requirements imposed by the county with the intention of protecting the environment surrounding the "clean energy" project.
Puketoi Range turbines rejected .205942009-04-03T20:56:19Z2009-04-03T20:56:19ZConsent for the planned 65-turbine wind farm on the Puketoi Range, about 10km north-west of Dannevirke, was turned down by a decision panel yesterday.
The 150-metre tall wind turbines would have loomed the largest in New Zealand. ...in their refusal of the consent, the commissioners said there were "plainly potential adverse effects of some significance, which are not fully understood."
Illinois wind turbines: Florida company wants to build 133 in DeKalb County, 18 in Lee County.205862009-04-03T14:42:46Z2009-04-03T14:42:46ZThe wind farm debate that has raged across America has landed on Chicago's doorstep.
Folks in quiet, rural DeKalb County are raising a ruckus at the possibility of 400-foot turbines next to their orchards, honeybees and livestock.
About 700 people gathered in a high school gymnasium at 9 a.m. on a recent Saturday for a public hearing on the proposed wind farm. By the time the project developer had fielded every question and concern, it was 4 a.m. Sunday.
City reveals potential turbine sites; Possibility of additional wind structures has abutters on edge.202612009-03-04T13:09:01Z2009-03-04T13:09:01ZHearing of the map from her neighbor, Nan Cook couldn't believe it.
Drafted by the city's former planning director, Nancy Colbert, last March, the map shows possible locations where wind turbines could be placed in the industrial park. There are about 22. ...Cook, who lives on Hill Street, called the possibility of adding 22 more turbines to the industrial park "insane."