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North American Electric Reliability Corporation released this assessment of the reliability and adequacy of the bulk power system in North America for the next ten years.
In July 2007, the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) permitted, with conditions, the Lempster Wind LLC project owned by Iberdrola. The project will consist of twelve 2 MW Gamesa turbines along five miles of access roads. Iberdrola is now shopping around its neighbor agreement to non-participating landowners asking them to waive noise protections the SEC conditioned in the permit, among other protections. Iberdrola's agreement can be downloaded from the link below.
This paper was presented at the 2nd international meeting on Wind Turbine Noise held in Lyon, France, September 20 - 21, 2007. The authors, Hilkat Soysal and Oguz Soysal are with the Department of Physics and Engineering at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD.
This turbine easement agreement includes an attorney's comments highlighting potential legal pitfalls that landowners should be aware of. People considering signing an easement agreement with a wind developer are encouraged to review this document.
This paper on Infrasound and Low Frequency Noise Dose Responses, was presented at the Inter-Noise 2007 conference held in Istanbul, Turkey August 28-31, 2007. The authors are Mariana Alves-Pereira and Nuno A. A. Castelo Branco of the Erisa-Universidade Lusofona, Lisbon, Portugal and the Center of Human Performance, Alverca, Portugal.
This paper on Infrasound and Low Frequency Noise Dose responses, was presented at the Inter-Noise 2007 conference held in Istanbul, Turkey August 28-31, 2007. The authors are Mariana Alves-Pereira and Nuno A. A. Castelo Branco of the Erisa-Universidade Lusofona, Lisbon, Portugal and the Center of Human Performance, Alverca, Portugal.
The Green-e National Standard applies to all Green-e certified renewable energy products: Renewable Energy Certificates, Utility Green Pricing Programs, and Competitive Market Electricity Products. Sections I and II of the standard are provided below. The full document can be accessed by clicking on the .pdf link below.
Glenn Schleede has updated his 2006 white paper which discuses whether wind energy will reduce US reliance on oil. One of the claims often made by wind energy advocates is that greater use of wind energy for electricity generation will reduce US dependence on oil, including oil imports. In fact, adding more wind turbines will have no significant impact on US oil consumption. This update, based on the latest data from the US Energy Information Agency explains why the reduced oil use claim is false.