Close inspection yields little about wind turbine fire .343452012-02-16T11:58:46Z2012-02-16T11:58:46ZNoble Environmental Power brought in a basket crane recently to get a closer look at the damage caused to a wind turbine in Altona Wind Park on Jan. 29.
"What they were able to see when they were up there was limited," said John Bahouth, Noble's vice president of human resources and communications.
Wind-turbine fire under investigation .342452012-01-31T11:55:31Z2012-01-31T11:55:31ZFlames were consuming the top portion of a wind turbine behind the Rand Hill Dairy Farm, which is across the street from their house.
"The fire caught one of the blades and made it look like a Roman candle," Phil said. "There was a snow squall that night, but we could see the flames burning right through it."
Wind turbine catches on fire.342372012-01-29T03:25:04Z2012-01-29T03:25:04ZAuthorities are investigating what caused a wind turbine to catch fire in Northern New York. ...Two years ago a turbine at the same park came crashing down when the blades spun out-of-control in high winds. Transformer ruptures at Wethersfield wind turbine.342212012-01-26T03:10:50Z2012-01-26T03:10:50ZMegan Gollwitzer, spokesperson for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, said approximately 400 gallons of transformer oil, a mineral oil product, was released into the area immediately surrounding the base of the wind turbine. ...Approximately 45 tons of affected soil from the area where the spill occurred was collected and removed for off-site disposal at a regulated landfill, Gollwitzer said.
Pollution drop devalues permits.305432010-12-07T06:37:44Z2010-12-07T06:37:44ZThe Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, begun in 2008 to curb emissions of carbon dioxide through state auctions of pollution permits, is facing a glut of devalued permits caused by a rapid, unexpected drop in carbon dioxide emissions.
"Everyone is swimming in RGGI permits."