North East wind farm critics to raise concerns.382882013-05-06T11:15:17Z2013-05-06T11:15:17ZTexas-based Pioneer Green Energy began leasing property for a commercial wind farm south of Interstate 90 two years ago. Its original plan to build as many as 75 turbines to power about 45,000 homes recently was pared to 10 to 20 turbines, company officials said.Against the wind; Public speaks out on proposed wind farm on Jack's Mountain.381492013-04-23T21:33:04Z2013-04-23T21:33:04ZThe Union Township Planning Commission listened to concerned residents about potential wind turbines being constructed on Jack's Mountain at its Monday night meeting.
Volkswind, a German wind farm development company, has not submitted anything to the planning commission.North East group wants tight restrictions on wind farms.116162013-04-23T14:27:28Z2013-04-23T14:27:28ZThe group, called Neighbors for a Responsible North East and led by Matt Putman and Paul Crowe, is lobbying for limits on the size of wind turbines that can be built in the township and a ban on commercial turbines, or windmills, within 1 mile of any neighborhood.Pa. wind energy installation double, but produce just 1% of electricity.381262013-04-21T12:47:44Z2013-04-21T12:47:44ZSome advocates of renewable energy wonder whether Pennsylvania will ever reach the wind energy levels of Iowa and some other leaders.
"My view is, probably not," said George Jugovic, president of PennFuture, an environmental group. "I think it's just economics." Jugovic supports wind energy and still believes it will grow here, just not at the scale of other states.North East issue isn't if turbines should be regulated, but how.380852013-04-16T17:18:53Z2013-04-16T17:18:53ZMatt Putman, of Neighbors for a Responsible North East, said the proposed setbacks are insufficient and are less than some turbine manufacturers recommend. Turbines should be at least 1,300 feet from roads and property lines and more than a mile from any neighborhood to reduce potential noise and "shadow flicker," he said.NW Pa. wind farm plan has backers, opponents.75122013-04-14T12:48:14Z2013-04-14T12:48:14ZSome northwestern Pennsylvania residents want limits placed on the size of wind turbines that can be built in their area and a ban on commercial windmills within a mile of any neighborhood.
Wind-energy producers eye Bethlehem watershed for turbine farm.374872013-02-22T04:58:32Z2013-02-22T04:58:32ZWhile the deal would allow Iberdrola up to 10 years to study the area and obtain licenses and permits for the turbines, Repasch said he would likely know which direction the city was heading within five years. The agreement calls for Iberdrola to pay $10,000 a year during the permitting and studying phases and $100,000 a year by the fifth year.