Green energy efforts bring unexpected opposition
Technologies once seen as squeaky clean are facing surprising resistance now that they have become possible from both engineering and financial perspectives, according to the Daily News.
May 7, 2011
by Associated Press
in Bellingham Herald
LONGVIEW, Wash. Washington voters gave electrical utilities a clear mandate in 2006 to develop clean, renewable energy. But in their efforts to generate green power, some utilities and industries in Western Washington are running into unexpected opposition from environmentalists concerned the projects aren't green enough.
Concerns have been raised over biomass boilers that burn wood inefficiently and create too much air pollution. Tidal power is experimental, and it's not known what the potential harm would be to fish and sea life, the Daily News of Longview reported.
Meanwhile, in southwest Washington, conservation groups oppose a proposed wind farm because it sits... [continue via Web link]