Coastal wind projects come under fire
Through spokesmen and position papers, Republican presidential nominee Romney has made clear that he would urge Congress to end a federal tax credit for wind energy that makes the alternative power source economically feasible. But no matter who wins the White House, objections from the military lodged with Gov. Bev Perdue could be enough to kill this wind project and others.
by Don Carrington
in Carolina Journal
Concerns from three fronts put wind plans in jeopardy on coast
RALEIGH -- A Beaufort County wind energy project that won conditional approval in March from the North Carolina Utilities Commission faces major hurdles and may never get to erect a single turbine.
Among the obstacles facing the Pantego project are the potential for a Mitt Romney victory in the November presidential election, conflicts with military aviation training, and the prospect that the wind turbines will cause the death of too many birds.
Through spokesmen and position papers, Republican presidential nominee Romney has made clear that he would urge Congress to end... [continue via Web link]