This document provides a good summary of what information is available regarding the effect of wind turbine development on diurnal raptors. The full document, including conclusions and recommendations, can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
This agreement was drafted by attorneys in the State of Illinois. If adopted as a condition of approving a wind energy facility, the agreement would guarantee property value protections for landowners whose property is located within the footprint of the project site.
On December 10, 2009, Attorney Rufus Brown made this filing to the Maine Board of Environmental Protection in the appeal of the Record Hill Wind Project. ...As part of this filing, Attorney Brown submits newly discovered evidence of correspondence between Dora Mills, M.D., Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control ("MCDC") and the Maine DEP, which he states suggests "the review input from MCDC in the Record Hill permitting process was tainted with a political agenda rather than being from an objective evaluation for the protection of public health."
In the UK, the parallel objective is to generate 10% of the UK’s electricity from
renewable sources by 2010. Renewable electricity has become synonymous with
CO2 reduction. However, the relationship between renewables and CO2 reduction in
the power generation sector does not appear to have been examined in detail, and
the likelihood, scale, and cost of emissions abatement from renewables is very
The purpose of this report is to analyse a wide range of technical literature that
questions whether the renewables policy can achieve its goals of emissions reduction
and power generation. To some, renewable energy has the simple and unanalysed
virtue of being “green”. However, the reality of this quality is dependent on practical
issues relating to electricity supply.
......In conclusion, it seems reasonable to ask why wind-power is the beneficiary of such extensive support if it not only fails to achieve the CO2 reductions required, but also causes cost increases in back-up, maintenance and transmission, while at the same time discouraging investment in clean, firm generation.
Wind developer, Wind Capital Group, together with the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) are pressing union members to defeat a modest 1,500 foot setback distance now under consideration in Whitley County, Indiana. This cover letter and accompanying form letter were sent to union members asking that they work to defeat any effort by citizens to establish safer setbacks in the county. The cover letter is shown below and can be accessed, along with the form letter, by selecting the links at the bottom of this page.
A submission to the Victorian Government’s issues paper
“driving investment in renewable energy in victoria”
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The below letter, written by the Nor'Wester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee, requests the Ontario Ministers of Energy and Infrastructure and of the Environment to intervene and stop the approval of an industrial wind energy facility on the Nor'Wester Mountain Range and the Loch Lomond Watershed in the Thunder Bay Area.
The BWEC implemented research to improve fatality search protocols for bats and to evaluate
interactions between bats and wind turbines from 31 July through 13 September 2004, the period when
bat fatalities have most often been reported at wind facilities. The goal was to establish a basis for
developing solutions to prevent or minimize threats to bats at wind energy facilities.
But we must go one step further in order to fully and properly put in place essential safeguards necessary for the protection of rural communities everywhere in New York State. We need a moratorium on wind development projects now.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) -- I am here today to introduce - along with the senior senator from Virginia, Senator John Warner - the Environmentally Responsible Wind Power Act of 2005.