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This important paper from Harvard examines the how each wind turbine creates behind it a "wind shadow" in which the air has been slowed down by drag on the turbine's blades. This drag interferes with other turbines in the project thus reducing the actual output of the facility. The full report can be accessed by clicking on the link(s) at the bottom of this page.
Dan Boone, consulting conservation biologist, presented these slides at the "Save Ice Mountain" public forum in Tyrone, PA. Each slide serves as a resource for those seeking answers about the impacts of utility-scale wind development along forested ridgelines in Pennsylvania.
Army Corps' letter to UPC Wind states that the Sheffield Wind project "is not eligible for authorization under the VT General Permit, and must be reviewed under the individual permit review procedure." The letter further states that UPC Wind "may not proceed with any proposed work within our jurisdiction until you have received written authorization from this office." The full letter can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
Horizon Wind has proposed a massive (800 megawatts) wind energy facility for the northern reaches of Maine in Aroostook County near the Canadian border. Click on the link below to download a copy of the lease agreement Horizon has offered landowners who might have turbines or met towers erected on their land.
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A Franklin County Grand Jury is investigating town officials' financial ties with wind farms. A town councilman in Burke, in northern Franklin County, has sued to quash a subpoena issued by the district attorney as part of the grand jury process. Jacob Resneck reports.
Origin Energy, an Australian energy company, has faced substantial public opposition to its wind proposal planned for the Tuki area of Central Victoria in Australia. Scott Hargreaves of Origin sent an email to the Ballarat-based Courier newspaper today (April 22) announcing that the company was abandoning the project. The email is posted below and can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
The Service favors:
--conservation of wildlife in the public
--development of renewable energy
that is bird and bat friendly; and
--use of informed decisions based on
adequate environmental assessment and sound science.
This is the pdf version with charts of Sen. Inhofe's speech. The full text version of the speech is available via the link below.