Proposed wind farm off Atlantic City coast stirs debate over costs.375072013-02-25T04:37:16Z2013-02-25T04:37:16ZAcadian, the Louisiana consultant the rate counsel hired, estimates the Fishermen's project would cost $282.2 million over 20 years, including operation and maintenance costs, and would generate only $74.2 million in revenue. It would require $208 million in subsidies from ratepayers.Tourists will be surveyed over turbines.371492013-01-25T21:56:43Z2013-01-25T21:56:43ZAt the pre-inquiry a spokesperson for Welshpool Town Council will argue that â€˜public opinion' should be taken into account, as this is not the case as things stand at present.
The Mayor of Welshpool, Cllr John Meredith, said: "With such strong public feelings surrounding the proposals, surely it cannot be ignored?"
Wind turbines â€˜killing jobs' PC energy critic contends.366112012-11-23T22:38:39Z2012-11-23T22:38:39ZPettapiece said his party isn't opposed to "green energy" but does feel that Ontario's current approach to wind power is not efficient.
"We're not against green energy, but it's got to be affordable. This is not."Bridgewater Selectboard opposes Iberdrola wind proposal.366012012-11-23T20:40:02Z2012-11-23T20:40:02ZMSPs dismiss Donald Trump's wind farm evidence as 'anecdotal'.366042012-11-23T01:03:05Z2012-11-23T01:03:05ZIn a high profile hearing at the Scottish Parliament in April, Mr Trump told MSPs he is "the evidence" that the development of onshore and offshore wind power will drive tourists away.
He said: "I am an expert on tourism. If you dot your landscape with these horrible, horrible structures, you will do tremendous damage."
VisitScotland admits wind farms could harm tourism.363822012-10-22T13:12:26Z2012-10-22T13:12:26ZVisitScotland's position emerged as a planning inquiry gets under way today into the Allt Duine wind farm, which would see 31 turbines built half-a-mile from the boundary of Cairngorms National Park.
The intervention by the agency into the Lockerbie proposal comes days after Alex Salmond claimed wind farms "enhance our appeal as a country".
Scottish tourism chiefs admit wind farms will 'drive holidaymakers away' .363792012-10-22T12:43:48Z2012-10-22T12:43:48ZIn an intervention likely to embarrass the Scottish Government, VisitScotland has said an application to put turbines on a site north of Dumfries could have a â€˜detrimental effect' on tourism.
Its statement comes after Alex Salmond claimed wind farms â€˜enhance our appeal as a country'.Donald Trump ordered to tone down crusade against Scottish wind farms .360682012-09-19T03:47:35Z2012-09-19T03:47:35ZIn a ruling, issued today, the ASA upheld complaints by Scottish Renewables that the advert gave a misleading impression of the possible consequences of the Scottish Government's wind-turbines plan and the type of turbines likely to be used in Scotland, as well as exaggerating the Scottish government's estimate for offshore wind-farm developments.Call for tourism to save Scotland from wind farms.358832012-08-28T17:56:01Z2012-08-28T17:56:01ZAs part of their lobbying against wind turbine farms in Scotland's mountains, MCofS's Chief Officer, David Gibson is attempting to mobilise travel and tourist businesses to voice their dissent against this 'industrialisation'.Wind farm would have a 'significant' impact.354512012-07-12T20:32:34Z2012-07-12T20:32:34ZA huge offshore wind farm planned for the Bristol Channel is likely to cause "significant" landscape effects for a very limited section of Gower, the company behind it said.
RWE npower renewables made the comment in its draft environmental statement for the Atlantic Array scheme.
Wind farm threat to Eden's tourism future.341942012-01-26T05:09:05Z2012-01-26T05:09:05Z"Properties near the Toora wind farm (12 turbines) devalued by up to 35 per cent. That location is spectacular but the Twofold Bay location is even more spectacular. Wind farms create deep divides in communities. If you don't look after your back yard no-one else will," he warned.Concern as developers fail to consult tourism bosses over wind farm plan.340992012-01-17T22:47:11Z2012-01-17T22:47:11ZWind farm developer Eneco has been criticised for failing to consult tourism bosses over plans to site turbines in Poole Bay.
The proposed Navitus Bay wind park, which would see turbines of around 311 feet tall situated between 10 and 17 miles out to sea, would have a major impact on Bournemouth and Poole's tourism industry.
Trump lambasts 'ugly' wind turbines.331522011-09-28T18:55:47Z2011-09-28T18:55:47ZHe wrote to the First Minister at the beginning of September, saying the turbines were "disastrous and environmentally irresponsible", and left an "ugly cloud hanging over the future of the great Scottish coastline. ...People do not want to travel from all over the world to go to Scotland in order to stare out at big, ugly structures."
Connemara wind farm permission overturned.327872011-08-18T16:07:51Z2011-08-18T16:07:51ZIt said the Connemara landscape is one of the principal assets of the tourism industry in Co Galway and the proposed development is located on a prominent site in east Connemara in a an area which is part of the Connemara Bog Complex Special Area of Conservation.
The site is also within an area with a high-value coastal tourism infrastructure and fisheries resource.The Wind Equation: Green energy, cluttered horizon.326352011-07-31T03:26:38Z2011-07-31T03:26:38ZCathie Pauley, a Noxen resident and president of the Noxen Historical Community Association, said she is concerned about windmills defacing the mountains in Wyoming County.
Wyoming County does not have much of an industrial base and community officials look to "our beautiful mountains" for tourism dollars, Pauley said.
"Now, tell me who will want to see our mountains when they deface them with their roads, their wind mills and their clear-cutting."
Holiday parks join wind farm .326302011-07-29T11:44:36Z2011-07-29T11:44:36Z"As an Association we encourage green development but what is proposed for Montgomeryshire isn't green," he said. "It's the industrialisation of a rural area in the same way that South Wales was industrialised with steel works and coal mines.
Tighter controls likely after inquiry told wind farms harm tourism .321802011-06-13T23:28:01Z2011-06-13T23:28:01Z''The economic impact in an area which depends on tourists is shattered by the intrusion on the landscape of 300-foot [90-metre] wind turbines ... Medical teams are cataloguing evidence of the adverse effect of noise and vibrations emitted by wind turbines on people who live near them.''
Offshore wind development won't hurt nor help local tourism industry, GVSU study concludes.321432011-06-09T16:51:31Z2011-06-09T16:51:31ZThe GVSU wind study points out some of the advantages of offshore wind versus more traditional onshore wind farms. The offshore advantages include more consistent and stronger winds, the proximity to large cities and energy customers, the ability to build larger wind turbines and locations that are away from residential areas.
But offshore wind has major public acceptance issues, is more expensive to build and maintain and can negatively affect people's connection to the Great Lakes.
Tourism bodies criticised for lack of wind farm stance.315192011-03-24T14:01:16Z2011-03-24T14:01:16ZDestination Dumfries and Galloway and VisitScotland have been criticised for failing to make their positions known at a recent tourism conference in Dumfries.
Both organisations told the News they do not feel it was appropriate to comment on the potential threat of windfarms to the region's tourism industry.