Alvin J. Coleman & Son has filed a Mechanics Lien in the State of New Hampshire for the amount of $3,490,781. The Lien was filed against Cianbro Corporation, Groton Wind LLC, Iberdrola Renewables LLC, Iberdrola Energy Projects Inc, Yankee Forest Limited Liability Company and others. The full document can be accessed by clicking on the link(s) at the bottom of this page.
Wind energy on the Pacific Northwest’s electricity grid has increased substantially. Often overlooked are the impacts of increasing wind generation on the reliability and affordability of electricity that very well might outweigh any of the promised environmental benefits. Todd Wynn and Eric Lowe explain how in Oregon wind power simply replaces a clean, reliable and affordable source of energy: hydroelectricity while inviting increased price volatility, increased rates, and the prospect of more greenhouse gas-emitting facilities.
This paper examines Vermont Public Interest Research Group’s (VPIRG) assertion that by 2015 industrial wind turbines on 8.8% (or 46 miles) of Vermont’s ridgelines above 2500 feet could provide 20% of Vermont’s electricity needs. (1) The examination compares VPIRG’s proposal- which is predicated on Vermont’s average electricity consumption- with the utility industry’s standard for measuring wind energy’s contribution to system reliability and peak demand. i.e. its capacity credit. This measurement concludes that for wind energy to provide the reliable generating capacity to meet 20% of Vermont’s peak demand industrial wind turbines would require 44% - 88% (or 226-451 miles) of Vermont’s ridgeline above 2500’.
Environmentalist Jon Boone's introductory remarks presented in Westfield, NY. Jon Boone produced the video "Life under a wind plant". The full speech can be downloaded by clicking on the below link.
This short report discusses the impact of insect debris build-up on turbine blades and the resulting reduction in performance. Questions remain regarding how the blades are cleaned, whether detergents or chemicals are used in cleaning, the source of water to be used during the process, and whether the waste water is treated.
This position paper examines the profile of wind power, its impact on the network, security of supply and the quality of the energy delivered. It further deals with the reasons to establish certain technical requirements for the connection of wind power generation to the network.
Editor's Note: This is a worthwhile read in its entirety (attached pdf file). Selected extracts appear below.
Invenergy LLC filed this letter with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission stating its withdrawal of the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity application for the Ledge Wind Energy center, a 100 turbine facility proposed for Brown County. The full letter can be accessed through the links at the bottom of this page.
The story reveals that Radnor officials were misled and don’t understand that commercial wind energy is not an environmentally benign source of electricity. The officials are probably not aware of certain facts such as the following:
This document details Windaction.org's appeal of the NH Site Evaluation Committee's order approving Noble Environmental Power's application to erect a 99 megawatt wind energy facility in Coos County New Hampshire. The appeal document was submitted to the State's Supreme Court.