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Metro Moncton drivers will likely experience some delays while travelling throughout the region beginning today as the first of the windmills headed for Albert County are transported.
The Department of Transportation issued a traffic advisory warning drivers of delays starting today and continuing until mid-September. ...There are 32 windmills being transported and each has nine sections. Trucks can carry only one piece of equipment at a time.
July 24, 2007
by Brittany Bombard
in Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The Franklin County Legislature heard a proposal for two wind energy parks in Chateaugay and Bellmont Thursday from members of the Noble Environmental Power Corporation......
The Chateaugay Windpark would include 72 wind turbines spread over 5,700 acres while the Bellmont Windpark would be much smaller with only 14 wind turbines spread over 800 acres, according to Lyons, who added each turbine encompasses about 50 acres with an undisclosed amount of acres in between.
The negative feedback project manager Jeff Keelen has heard about the possible Lempster wind mill farm is subjective, he said. Most of the major concerns he has faced involve the visual or noise effects the wind mill farm could create.
“It’s hard to tell somebody that they should think the windmills are beautiful,” Keelen said.
Citizens will have an opportunity to become better informed about the project at a public information hearing at 7 p.m. tonight at the Goshen-Lempster Cooperative School.
Plans for a wind turbine farm on East River Mountain will not be abandoned, officials with Dominion said Thursday.
In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, David A. Christian, the chief executive officer of Dominion Generation, said the company remains convinced the wind turbine project will create jobs, income and economic opportunities for Tazewell County.
Dedham - The town's plan to install a wind turbine at Fairbanks Park was put on hold last night when the Zoning Board of Appeals refused to grant a permit for the project's 90-foot height.
In front of around 30 neighbors and residents, the board pressed Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Donald Reisner for more detail about what the windmill would look like and how much noise it would make.
A national study of wind energy points out what advocates of a Lake Erie wind farm have emphasized - the lack of policies and guidelines at all levels of government adds complexity and time to wind projects.
With the state pushing the use of corn for gasoline, environmentalists and a group of farmers are fighting an uphill battle to have Indiana take a closer look at using windmills as power plants.
The Indiana Coalition for Renewable Energy and Economic Development plans to push for legislation to require electric companies to provide at least 10 percent of their power from renewable resources by 2017.
Similar requirements are in place in 20 other states.......The bill faces stiff opposition from utilities and Gov. Mitch Daniels, who opposed a similar bill this year.
The eight towering windmills that make up the Steel Winds wind farm at the old Bethlehem Steel plant site in Lackawanna are up and running.
Nine months after developers broke ground on the unprecedented wind energy project, the giant blades can now be seen spinning in the strong, steady gusts off Lake Erie - and they are not only generating electricity. They're creating a buzz.
Two lawsuits that could affect the wind turbine project have been brought against the town, weeks before residents will be asked to vote for a third time on the commercial development review ordinance that was repealed last year.
In addition to the lawsuits, Jeff Keating started a petition to put the re-enactment of the commercial development review ordinance on the ballot for upcoming elections. According to Town Clerk Cindy Abbott, Keating turned in a petition containing 38 signatures.
Working toward an end-of-the-year deadline to complete construction of a 28-turbine wind farm on Mars Hill Mountain, contractors have completed more than half of the towers and expect to start generating electricity before Dec. 31.
Of the 28 windmills that will be erected in developer Evergreen Wind Power’s project, 15 were complete by Friday and outfitted with blades.
“We are in the process of commissioning the turbines. We anticipate we will meet our goal of actual power generation before the end of 2006,” project officials said in a statement.
Construction of windmills in southwestern Wyoming County could resume in the fall of 2010, according to a letter received by the Mehoopany Township supervisors. ...BP still has not contracted with a supplier to provide the windmills.
In March, BP postponed its plans to construct the wind farm that would include more than 30 windmills.
The town of Warren, the lead agency involved in the project, recently determined that a supplement to the comprehensive Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for the proposed Jordanville Wind Energy Project. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement was previously accepted by the town of Warren and three public hearings were held as part of the public comment period. An additional opportunity for public comment of no less than 30 days will be provided before a Final Environmental Impact Statement is prepared.
Several residents living in areas where windmill projects are in ther offing spoke out against the projects during last Wednesday’s meeting of the county legislature.
Middleville resident Don Denapole, a member of the Fairfield Concerned Citizens group which formed in opposition to Atlantic Renewable Energy’s proposed wind farm for the towns of Fairfield and Norway, passed out a memo to legislators outlining the group’s reasons for opposing the project. The memo has been mailed out to area residents as well, said Denapole.
HANCOCK - Building inspector William Palmer Jr. said Friday he will accommodate the developmental delays of the Berkshire Wind Project, but only to a point.
Palmer said he has issued several permits and extensions to Distributed Generation Systems Inc. since 2000 for 10 planned wind turbines on Brodie Mountain. In that time, contractors have dug five turbine foundations, he said.
The latest six-month extension technically expires on June 15, and the project has been halted by a legal suit from the nearby Snowy Owl resort, whose owner, Silverleaf Resorts Inc. claims that construction cut trees from a portion of its land and that some of the turbines would mar the "viewscape" of a planned time share development.
The Upstate New York Power Corp (UNYPC) presented a PowerPoint to Oswego County legislators Thursday outlining their proposed wind farm project.
Robert Burgdorf, of the Law Office of Nixon and Peabody, presented the powerPoint on behalf of the UNYPC, an electrical corporation formed to develop clean, renewable energy projects in the New York energy market.
The presentation outlined the specifics on a proposal for the Hounsfield Wind Farm on Galloo Island in Jefferson County, and the installation of a land-based transmission line necessary to transmit the wind power to an already established power grid.
When the Hamburg Town Board conducted a public hearing on its proposed wind energy ordinance Monday night, its members emphasized it wasn't just about BQ Energy's Steelwinds project on the old Bethlehem Steel property.
Congress passed a law in January requiring the Defense Department to study whether windmills interfere with radar. The military opposes any windmill project in the path of long-range air defense radars until that study is completed.
The Board of Zoning Appeals for the third time delayed a decision to approve three windmills in Evansville. ...John Briscoe voted no because of the proximity to residents. However, Peterlin said the board needs to update its zoning system.
It wasn't her place to speak, but Tignish resident Mary Rae Lambert managed a one-word response Tuesday when Tignish Municipal Council voted against allowing wind turbines in the community.
"Hallelujah," Lambert gasped before showering the council with applause. They voted 5-0 against a proposed official plan amendment to allow windmills in Tignish.
It was Lambert who was most vocal against windmills during a public meeting two weeks ago.
Despite the recent promotion and discussions about the benefits of wind energy to the Cherokee County area, there are still many residents opposed to having wind turbines on Lookout Mountain and possible one in the Cherokee County Rock Village area.