Governor to get bill to study changes to way Northern Pass, wind farms are sited.386232013-06-13T11:32:00Z2013-06-13T11:32:00ZSenate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, said it is "absolutely essential" to have a study, particularly of projects like Northern Pass and the wind farms proposed around the Newfound Lake area.
"This can't happen fast enough because we don't have good siting criteria," he said. Timbertop Wind: SEC declines taking jurisdiction from Temple and New Ipswich.385622013-06-06T19:17:14Z2013-06-06T19:17:14ZAccording to counsel for the SEC, Mike Iacapino, the committee made its decision based on the fact that the towns of New Ipswich and Temple have ordinances in place that deal with the pertinent issues, and the committee wasn't inclined to assert jurisdiction under those circumstances, among other considerations.No permits filed with state for Wild Meadows wind project.385552013-06-06T16:07:42Z2013-06-06T16:07:42ZThe Spain-based wind-power company that drew public outcry with its proposed wind farm project for the ridgelines near Newfound Lake and Mount Cardigan has not filed for permits for the project with the state.Revised PILOT agreement on the table.385682013-06-06T14:29:59Z2013-06-06T14:29:59ZAfter Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge David Garfunkel ruled that the town's original PILOT, or payment in lieu of taxes, agreement with Antrim Wind Energy for a proposed wind farm is null and void on May 20, town officials met with members of Antrim Wind Monday night to discuss terms for a revised PILOT, which was drafted by the wind developer.Antrim wind project: Developer offers to eliminate 1 turbine.385462013-06-05T13:47:39Z2013-06-05T13:47:39ZIn a bid to have its wind farm proposal reheard by the state, Antrim Wind Energy LLC is offering to eliminate one of 10 turbines proposed for the Tuttle Hill and Willard Mountain ridge lines. Richard Block was unimpressed ..."The town of Antrim is small. The valleys here are small. The hills are small and they were proposing to put the largest wind turbines in the state here in Antrim."State won't intervene; New Ipswich wind farm scrapped.385452013-06-05T13:44:02Z2013-06-05T13:44:02ZPlans for a wind farm in New Ipswich and Temple are likely to be scrapped after the Department of Environmental Protection's Site Evaluation Committee unanimously refused to take jurisdiction of the case during a public hearing Monday afternoon.New Ipswich, Temple say they should decide on wind farm.385222013-05-30T18:45:24Z2013-05-30T18:45:24ZNew Ipswich and Temple officials are encouraging the public to attend a Public Utilities Commission hearing in Concord Monday on Timbertop Wind Energy's request to have the state take jurisdiction over a proposed wind farm in the two towns.First public hearing set over jurisdiction of wind project in New Ipswich, Temple .384932013-05-28T14:25:44Z2013-05-28T14:25:44ZThe issue of whether the state or local boards will have jurisdiction over a proposed wind farm on Kidder Mountain is slated come to a head on Monday , when the state will hold a public hearing on the issue in Concord.Court voids Antrim wind deal .384452013-05-23T17:50:45Z2013-05-23T17:50:45ZA Hillsborough County Superior Court judge David Garfunkel ruled Monday that town officials violated the state's Right-To-Know law by holding illegal non-public hearings with Antrim Wind Energy and its counsel to negotiate a payment in lieu of taxes, known as a PILOT agreement. As a result of the ruling, the terms of the deal between the town and Antrim Wind Energy has been voided.Court finds Town of Antrim in violation of NH 'right to know' law; Voids PILOT agreement with Antrim Wind LLC.384332013-05-22T01:36:38Z2013-05-22T01:36:38ZIn his ruling he wrote: "The court grants the petitioners' request to void the PILOT Agreement ... the Board conducted numerous noticed and unnoticed, non-public meetings while negotiating the PILOT Agreement. These meetings contravened the fundamental purpose of the Right-to-Know law's goal of transparent and open government."Residents question why wind developer wrote town's appeal.384022013-05-21T12:32:06Z2013-05-21T12:32:06ZAntrim Town Administrator Galen Stearns said that the wind developer's attorney drafted the motion for rehearing, and it was sent back and forth several times between Geiger and the town for modifications. ...He added that having Geiger draft the appeal was an attempt to speed up the process. Geiger drafted the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement that was also signed by the town.Antrim asks for review of wind farm project.383592013-05-17T11:27:04Z2013-05-17T11:27:04ZThe appeal and request for a rehearing were crafted by Antrim Wind's attorneys Orr & Reno, according to Select Board Chairman Gordon Webber. Antrim Wind requested the town appeal the decision in support of the LLC's pending appeal, which has to be submitted by June 1, Webber said.New delay in turbine plan verdict.73862013-05-16T00:05:18Z2013-05-16T00:05:18ZThe Antrim Select Board voted to appeal the state ruling that denied a 10-turbine wind project after deciding to accept a $40,000 offer from Antrim Wind in a contentious meeting Monday that led to one resident being escorted out by police and several others walking away in frustration.