House panel scales back large-scale wind study.85972013-04-19T11:23:40Z2013-04-19T11:23:40ZSenators took a bill that called for a three-year moratorium on large-scale wind developments, pared it down to legislation that would have required large energy generation projects to conform to Act 250 land-use criteria, and then stripped it to $75,000 worth of studies for the House to consider.Kingston Wind Aware hosts forum to educate community.352212012-06-15T18:17:35Z2012-06-15T18:17:35ZThe Reillys say they can hear the sound or vibrations from the turbines in town even in a basement room, where they thought they would be insulated from the noise. They would like the turbine to be shut down at night.
While the Reillys aren't experiencing other symptoms, they've been warned that other symptoms can develop over time.
Lowell wind project puts three communities at odds.316682011-04-10T14:03:03Z2011-04-10T14:03:03ZThe project will "significantly alter a 450-million-year-old iconic ridgeline visible throughout Orleans County. As stated in the 2005 Craftsbury Town Plan, our natural features are at the core of our sense of place and our community identity," the commission wrote.
The town's three-member Selectboard agreed to endorse the Conservation Commission's letter and send it to the Public Service Board.
Siting Council hears pleas.312982011-03-02T19:03:48Z2011-03-02T19:03:48ZReilly said people feel like the turbines are an imposition on their rights and came out to make their voices heard.
"I think the Siting Council got a clear message from the town," Reilly said.
Reilly said his group has 29 witnesses to provide testimony to the council and 2,000 pages of documents to support their case. He felt when the process is over the council will conclude the application needs to be denied.
Turbine granted final approval despite opposition .280132010-06-30T12:48:01Z2010-06-30T12:48:01ZConstruction of a 1.5-megawatt industrial wind turbine in Union Beach will be erected by January 2011, pending two new bird and bat impact studies, officials from the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) said last week. ...More than 40 residents of Union Beach and Hazlet urged BRSA commissioners to reevaluate the public health risks for its proposed 1.5-megawatt project at the meeting. Neighbors raise warning flags.266162010-04-06T15:36:26Z2010-04-06T15:36:26ZHe said before construction of the turbine on his property, First Wind company officials said he and his wife would notice no more than the hum of a refrigerator. "Every timeÂÂÂ we asked questions about the noise, we were told not to worry," he said.
Now, he says, the machine "sounds like a jet engine in your back yard that will never take off." He said the noise has been measured at over 100 decibels (about the same as a power lawnmower at 3 ft.).
Redo for turbine complaint process.250392010-01-09T17:07:03Z2010-01-09T17:07:03ZThe county's noise complaint resolution process was back in the spotlight this week as the Huron County Planning Commission learned the board of commissioners did not vote on its previous recommendation - and now it's back to the drawing board.
The planning commission is working to create a specific section in the county's wind ordinance that would detail a process for residents to file official complaints about the turbines.
There's no wind beneath their wings.243022009-11-28T14:48:11Z2009-11-28T14:48:11ZMadakaripura villager Basavaraj's happiness knew no bounds when huge blades were transported to the top of a nearby hillock in 1997.
It was here in Chitradurga district that Jindal Aluminium installed the district's first wind turbine generator (WTG). ...But, hopes for a brighter future faded. "Now, the fans are there, the blades are making a racket. The view from my village has changed, but nothing more," he says. The villagers continue using kerosene lamps at night.Residents oppose windmill plan.241642009-11-18T17:25:23Z2009-11-18T17:25:23ZAnother wind farm is planned for Schuylkill County. The proposal will come up Wednesday night at a zoning meeting at the North Schuylkill High School.
There is opposition from people who live near the proposed site for the giant windmills.
Even from a few miles away wind farms are hard to miss. They're usually located on mountaintops.
Wind event draws crowd .234112009-10-02T20:29:23Z2009-10-02T20:29:23ZWith the very audible rapid whirring of two ceiling fans overhead a constant reminder of the issue, about 500 people jammed into the centre to learn more about proposed industrial wind turbines in the area.
Ward 16 Coun. David Marsh told the audience he was holding the town hall meeting as a means to get clarification from the private company Energy Farming Ontario about its intention to build up to 30 of the turbines. He also raised concern that the provincial government's new Green Energy Act ...removes residents' and the city's right to appeal the towers going in to their neighbourhoods.
Opponents of Roxbury wind farm appeal DEP licensing permit.232802009-09-24T13:32:06Z2009-09-24T13:32:06ZOpponents of a wind farm project approved last month by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection are appealing that final order.
Through attorney Rufus Brown of Portland, Concerned Citizens to Save Roxbury, 37 individual camp or property owners, and the Silver Lake Camp Owners Association filed the appeal on Monday.
Roxbury Pond is also called Silver Lake.
Wind project not without its controversy.212442009-05-16T08:58:32Z2009-05-16T08:58:32ZIt's either a great blessing or a total mess, depending which side you talk to.
For every argument supporting or against local wind energy development, there's seemingly an equally strident counterpoint.
It's been no different over the past four years regarding the High Sheldon Wind Farm. The sparring included vocal debate and a failed lawsuit by some residents opposing the project.
Comment period extended on powerline project.209472009-04-27T07:49:05Z2009-04-27T07:49:05ZOfficials got an earful when they visited Redding earlier this month. Nearly 200 Shasta and Tehama County residents packed the Red Lion Hotel ballroom asking skeptical and sometimes hostile questions about the proposed project. ...The new line would also allow TANC members access to wind, solar and geothermal energy that may one day be developed in Lassen County and other rural areas. Citizens launch investigation into info from Shear Wind .208392009-04-20T14:07:32Z2009-04-20T14:07:32ZA group of concerned citizens in the Merigomish area have launched an investigation into the information Shear Wind has provided to the province as part of its environmental assessment.Judge upholds most of suit against Gamesa.205632009-03-30T15:01:26Z2009-03-30T15:01:26ZBlair County Judge Daniel Milliron in a 20-page ruling dismissed claims of negligence and conspiracy made by Jill and Todd Stull against Gamesa, producers of the windmills and developers of phase one of the windmill farm at the Cambria-Blair County line.
Six other objections filed by Gamesa or Allegheny Ridge in response to the Stull's lawsuit were overruled by Milliron.
Troubled wind?.199952009-02-15T14:41:26Z2009-02-15T14:41:26ZAs Maine preps for wind power, medical staff at Rumford Hospital say turbines may make people sick. Others beg to differ.
The phrase "vibroacoustic syndrome" started him Googling.
The worrisome set of symptoms - allegedly caused by exposure to low-frequency noise and linked by some to wind farms - sent him on a mission he didn't anticipate.
This week Dr. Albert Aniel, an internist at Rumford Community Hospital, mailed a letter to Gov. John Baldacci. He visited the Mexico Board of Selectmen. He's contacting every town manager in the River Valley.