Idaho lawmaker pushes wind moratorium bill
Idaho House Bill 527 would restrict local, county and state agencies from approving or issuing new licenses or permits for wind turbine construction or operation. Those turbines being targeted are those that exceed 100-feet high or produce more than 100-kilowatts of electricity.
February 20, 2012
in Boise State Public Radio/Idaho Public Television
BOISE, Idaho - Wind energy has often been called the future of renewable power in the U.S. But that type of electrical generation is facing some tough critics.
Meanwhile, Congress is still debating whether to allow a production tax credit to continue. It expires at the end of this year and wind energy developers call it a market driver. One company that has several wind farms in southern Idaho says it could stop the industry from expanding after 2012.
In Idaho, a state lawmaker introduced a bill that would halt wind energy projects for two years. A task... [continue via Web link]