Wind Power: Cutting the Spin.382302013-04-30T18:14:15Z2013-04-30T18:14:15ZSen. Lasee is now pushing for more regulations on wind energy that could limit its future growth even more.
"What I'd like to do is at the very least, follow the lead of Australia and have a mile and a quarter setback from anybody's property line," said Sen. Lasee.Let's make it easier to sue over wind turbines, Lasee says.379432013-04-02T22:07:27Z2013-04-02T22:07:27ZThe senator is specifically concerned with the effects of the Shirley Wind Farm in Glenmore in southern Brown County, where residents have complained about ear infections, heart palpitations, muscle and joint pain, malaise and several other symptoms. Approximately 50 individuals have submitted affidavits to the Public Service Commission describing those symptoms.Wisconsin Lawmaker aims to restrict wind turbine locations.375912013-03-02T20:45:02Z2013-03-02T20:45:02ZWisconsin Senator Frank Lasee has introduced legislation that would allow municipalities to restrict where wind turbines can be placed, citing adverse health effects among some of his constituents. Low frequency noise debate.375322013-02-27T18:31:07Z2013-02-27T18:31:07ZControversy over wind energy in Brown County. A proposal to amend the noise ordinance to include low- frequency noise will go before the Brown County board. That could decide the fate of future wind farm projects.Wind farm proposal rejected, PSC cites noise concerns.373882013-02-14T19:57:15Z2013-02-14T19:57:15ZState regulators on Thursday rejected an application to build a new wind farm in St. Croix County, citing concerns about turbine noise the project would generate for nearby homes.
The state Public Service Commission voted 2-to-1 to reject Emerging Energiesâ proposal to build the Highland wind farm, which was proposed to generate 102.5 megawatts of power from 41 turbines.Wisconsin PSC denies permit for Highland Wind Farm Application.373872013-02-14T19:53:13Z2013-02-14T19:53:13ZToday the members of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission decided, on a 2-1 vote, to deny an application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a 102.5 Megawatt (MW) Wind Electric Facility in the Towns of Forest and Cylon in St. Croix County.Officials continue to urge additional testing at Shirley Wind Farm amid health concerns.372562013-02-03T13:24:40Z2013-02-03T13:24:40ZThe PSC decision does not mean further testing is off the table at Shirley. The Wisconsin Towns Association adopted a resolution asking the Public Service Commission to enact a moratorium to prevent wind turbines from being permitted and installed until further studies are done that investigate the link between turbines and health concerns.Study finds 'dangerous levels' of noise from turbines.369162013-01-01T12:33:38Z2013-01-01T12:33:38ZA Public Service Commission study has found what one Wisconsin lawmaker classifies as "dangerous levels" of wind turbine-generated low frequency noise or infrasound at the Shirley Wind Project.
Rep. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, has called on the Public Service Commission to issue an emergency rule to immediately suspend the permitting process for wind projects.
A community blown apart? It's neighbors vs. neighbors.363742012-10-19T02:22:43Z2012-10-19T02:22:43ZThe Highland Wind Farm plan, which seeks to bring 41 500-foot-tall wind turbines to the rural landscape of northeast St. Croix County, is ripping the social fabric of the community apart.
But besides agreeing on that point, the chasm between the backers of the idea and those opposed to it is huge.
Wind storm brewing in Manitowoc County .362412012-10-08T23:28:55Z2012-10-08T23:28:55Z"When the turbine blades face our house, my wife and youngest son get terrible headaches that don't go away unless they go into our basement," said Ben Schauer, who lives in the town of Glenmore near the cluster of turbines ...Schauer said it would be impossible for him and his family to move out. "I would go bankrupt trying to pay two mortgages," he said.
Sen. Lasee: Responds to attack by wind special interest groups.354922012-07-13T11:20:43Z2012-07-13T11:20:43ZIf the members of WEBA (Wisconsin Energy Business Association) are being honest about their belief that wind turbines do not cause negative health effects, then I suppose I will have three very happy families in my district. The WEBA members can buy the homes these families have been forced to abandon at fair market value before the IWT's were built and move in or resell them for what they can get now.Wisconsin business group wants state senator to end βwar on windβ.354742012-07-13T02:46:11Z2012-07-13T02:46:11ZA Wisconsin state senator wants to reopen debate on the stateâs years-long effort to establish uniform wind siting rules, and representatives from the renewable energy industry say theyâve had enough. ...Sen. Lasee, a Republican from De Pere, this week brought four people before the stateâs Public Service Commission to discuss health problems they attribute to the Shirley Wind Farm in Brown County.The Big Wind Game Plan.354242012-07-09T22:40:29Z2012-07-09T22:40:29ZWe are requesting that the PSC, suspend the rules and reconvene a wind siting council that is not stacked with wind interests. A fair and unbiased commission, a commission that will follow State Statutes. PSC 128 was supposed to take the harmful effects of IWT's into account when they made their setback rules.