www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c117+80?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZTurbines complicate sales of abutting homes.384592013-05-25T11:52:18Z2013-05-25T11:52:18ZRealtor Susan Whitehead said she has been trying to sell a property on Weeden Road for two years. That property was put on the market for reasons unrelated to the turbines, but Whitehead said buyers ask about the machines, which are visible across Little Bay, "100 percent of the time."
"They ask about the noise, they ask about the flicker, and then they don't put in an offer," she said.Can Plymouth wind turbines spin savings in Wareham?.377032013-03-12T13:23:12Z2013-03-12T13:23:12ZThere is a 10-megawatt cap of net-metering credits per town as regulated by the state, but the town of Marion does not need to use all of its megawatts. Therefore, Wareham would be able to purchase power from Marion, a host customer, at a discounted price.Could wind power cool New England's price fever?.374152013-02-17T02:51:50Z2013-02-17T02:51:50ZWitness says ARC turbine would devalue property.370362013-01-16T12:20:32Z2013-01-16T12:20:32Z"Old King's Highway is about views and vistas as well as paint chips and shingle colors," she said. "I felt ARC had other options where to put the turbines."
Austin said as the appellant she represents 92 people from Dennis and Yarmouth who formed an organization called Save Our Beaches in opposition to the proposed turbine.
New data send turbine options group back to work.370352013-01-15T20:58:40Z2013-01-15T20:58:40ZThe postponement came in the wake of Tuesday's meeting, at which panel members were told that figures used to calculate the financial benefits of leaving the turbines running without curtailment were based on faulty methodology.
New studies found that Wind 1 generates more power than previous tests have shown, according to Tony Rogers of DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, an expert employed to study the turbine's power generation.
Wind-energy project boosts prices for Princeton Municipal Light Department.353182012-06-21T17:36:17Z2012-06-21T17:36:17ZAllen, who came on board in October, said the trouble started in 2006 when the department decided to invest in two windmills. At that point, the department had zero debt and took out a $7.3 million mortgage for the project. ...The two windmills went online in January 2010 and the gear box in the southern unit broke in August 2011 and is still offline. Devens clean energy company cuts more jobs.337272011-11-29T17:21:04Z2011-11-29T17:21:04ZAMSC, the Devens-based maker of electrical systems for wind turbines, said it has slashed its staff by 20 percent, or about 100 jobs, as it tries to return to profitability after a string of setbacks."Martha Coakley: â€˜Green' act costs $4B.335752011-11-10T17:18:51Z2011-11-10T17:18:51Z"We believe that more effort should be made to expose the true costs of energy, including costs that are often hidden as subsidies," Attorney General Martha Coakley said at the start of a broad legislative inquiry into the Green Communities Act of 2008.
Mass. OKs utility deals to buy wind power.328122011-08-19T09:08:09Z2011-08-19T09:08:09ZNStar has kept pricing on the three deals confidential, but analysts have estimated the power costs at about 9.4 cents per kilowatt hour. The three deals are fixed price contracts, meaning the price per kilowatt hour doesn't increase over time.Power play over utility cos. merger.323692011-07-05T00:56:05Z2011-07-05T00:56:05ZState officials and Cape Wind supporters are keeping the pressure on Nstar, whose $4.6 billion merger with Northeast Utilities will be dissected in a series of make-or-break regulatory hearings starting tomorrow. 2 Mass. utilities make very different power deals.315272011-03-27T17:20:57Z2011-03-27T17:20:57Z"Frankly, as a person who represents business, I find it insulting that they're using some little home owner (for comparison)," he said. "It ain't a $1.50 a month to our members."
The 468-megawatt Cape Wind project will cost $2.62 billion to build, according a Massachusetts attorney general's office estimate.
Plant will shut after $58m in state aid.307342011-01-12T17:22:49Z2011-01-12T17:22:49ZThe Devens closing is a major hit to Governor Deval Patrick's efforts to make Massachusetts a hub of the emerging clean-energy industry. The administration persuaded Evergreen to build at Devens with a package of grants, land, loans, and other aid originally valued at $76 million. The company ended up taking about $58 million.Deval Patrick's shift on turbine plans may hit power users like storm; Rate cap gone with wind .304522010-12-20T20:44:12Z2010-12-20T20:44:12ZA broken campaign pledge by Gov. Deval Patrick could end up costing Massachusetts ratepayers big bucks if yet another massive wind farm is built off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
When he first ran for governor in 2005, the then-relatively unknown Patrick broke out of the Democratic pack by endorsing the controversial Cape Wind project.
Group challenges wind power deal.303682010-12-14T15:36:01Z2010-12-14T15:36:01ZThe 6,000-member Associated Industries of Massachusetts said in a statement yesterday that the Department of Public Utilities overstepped its powers and set a dangerous precedent for allowing utilities to negotiate agreements outside the competitive bidding process when it approved the deal last month.
AIM asks court to set aside approval of Grid/Cape Wind deal.303622010-12-13T19:13:05Z2010-12-13T19:13:05ZAIM will argue in its appeal that approval of the National Grid/Cape Wind deal by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) was "arbitrary, capricious," an "abuse of discretion and not otherwise in accordance with the law." AIM believes the agreement sets a dangerous precedent for allowing utilities to negotiate expensive power agreements outside of the competitive bidding process and to allocate the costs of those contracts unfairly to commercial and industrial customers.
Cape Wind power rate appealed.303312010-12-10T18:12:55Z2010-12-10T18:12:55ZTwo parties have filed an appeal with the state Supreme Judicial Court of the decision approving the rate for half of the power from Cape Wind.
The Associated Industries of Massachusetts and the TransCanada Corp. have filed the appeal of the state Department of Public Utilities' November decision, said DPU executive director Tim Shevlin.
Cape Wind's big win; Critics slam costs as state OKs National Grid's electric deal.300862010-11-23T17:49:38Z2010-11-23T17:49:38Z"This decision will not only raise costs for our members, but also establishes a dangerous precedent of regulatory rubber-stamping of renewable energy contracts with absolutely no concern for the ratepayer," said Robert Rio, vice president at the Associated Industries of Massachusetts.
Governor Patrick touts wind farm job benefits.294752010-10-13T16:20:15Z2010-10-13T16:20:15ZGov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday pointed to jobs the project will produce, announcing that a company based in Middleborough will make the foundations for the giant wind turbines ...The announcement came as the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, released results of a poll where 70 percent of respondents, once apprised of the increase in electric bills associated with the project, said they opposed the project.Business to get hit by Cape Wind.293662010-10-05T11:40:51Z2010-10-05T11:40:51Z"I used to look at Cape Wind and think, 'Oh, wind power. That's great,'" said Housen, whose firm is one of National Grid's largest customers. "I don't say that anymore. Cape Wind is going to cost us significantly more."
To offset the increased expense, Housen said he'll probably have to pass along the increase to customers or delay hiring any new employees.
Cape Wind rates will whack businesses, hospitals, schools; Blown away by costs.293602010-10-04T17:30:45Z2010-10-04T17:30:45ZAnd experts say most of those costs will be passed on to the same consumers who, as rate- and taxpayers, will be paying for the cost of planting the turbines off Nantucket Sound - and footing higher energy bills once the project is running.
"As they say, there are lies, damned lies and statistics," said energy analyst Robert McCullough. "This is a very expensive project."