The memo, prepared by a West Virginia Public Service Commission staff attorney, recommends the PSC investigate the noise complaints filed at the Pinnacle wind energy facility. Pinnacle Wind LLC has asked that the complaint be dismissed.
Resolution #2012-14 was adopted by the City of Kingsville through a unanimous vote of its City Commission. The resolution states the City of Kingsville opposes the construction of industrial wind turbines (wind farms) in the City of Kingsville and in Kleberg County. The full resolution can be accessed by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.
The Supreme Court of Ohio upheld an order issued by the state’s Power Siting Board approving the application of Buckeye Wind LLC to construct and operate a large-scale “wind farm” in Champaign County. The court’s 4-3 opinion authored by Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger includes dissenting opinions by two justices. The dissenting opinions provide important insight into the problems with the State's approval of the project. Those opinions are provided below. The full order can be accessed by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.
This paper by Gordon Hughes evaluates the economics of large wind. The executive summary of his report appears below. The full report can be accessed by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.
A new study from Argonne National Laboratory, part of the US Department of Energy, has found that increasing wind power many not lower grid emissions as much as previously thought.
The crux of the problem is wind's intermittency -- turbines generate power only when the wind is blowing. This requires that grid maintain backup systems to provide baseload power during periods of calm. The full report can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
The Town of Litchfield, New York adopted this comprehensive wind energy ordinance including detailed finding of fact to substantiate the siting standards codified in the law.
This letter, written by Massachusetts State Senate President, Therese Murray, responds to the risks of siting turbines in residential neighborhoods.
Nearly 200 residents of Indiana responded to a call for signatures asking Congress to let the production tax credit to expire. The text of the letter is below. The full letter with signatures can be accessed at the link.