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Mary O'Donnell, the owner of three of Kingston's disputed-wind turbines, has gone on the record.
She is expecting the wind turbines to be repossessed.
O'Donnell's Marion Drive wind turbines have been out of operation since the night of February 8, when Winter Storm Nemo brought heavy snow and tropical storm-force winds to Kingston. ..."They can't perform in very high winds."
"It's massive. It's as large as Manhattan. And it's in the middle of my Senate district," O'Leary said of the Cape Wind project. "There's been no debate within the law-making body about the project and what the state's role should be in terms of the size and scale. I think we need that debate."
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Saturday that his administration will not allow commercial wind turbines on state forest land, ending a heated four-month debate.
"While we must continue to explore and make progress on creating a more sustainable and independent energy future for Maryland, we will not do so at the expense of the special lands we hold in the public trust," the Democratic governor said.
O'Malley spoke at a news conference at a scenic overlook in the Savage River State Forest. ...The state sought public comment on the concept, bringing 1,400 responses, 83 percent of them opposed, DNR spokeswoman Olivia Campbell said.
The governor talked at length about developing clean, renewable energy sources, whether it be solar power, wind or otherwise. A wind energy coalition has applied to build wind turbines on state land in Allegany and Garrett counties.
O'Malley said that a "balance" must be struck between harnessing renewable energy sources and preserving Mountain Maryland's scenic beauty.
"We did not want to make a decision without hearing from everybody," said O'Malley, who said that the western part of the state is "one of the most beautiful places that God put on the planet."
O'Malley fielded tough questions Thursday about a package of incentives for the wind energy industry from members of the House Economic Matters Committee, who said the plan would cause everyone's energy costs to rise while funneling profits to a small group of developers.
The governor already had run into resistance in other areas.
Swedish wind companies O2 Vind and Arise Windpower have been accused of presenting overly optimistic revenue forecasts.
Both firms have applied for public listing on Stockholm’s Nasdaq OMX exchange. O2 Vind aims to drum up to SKr 1.2bn ($168m), while Arise Windpower is looking for around SKr687m in its initial public offering.
A town committee will release recommendations for a proposed $120 million wind-to-energy facility on Oakfield Hills that, if implemented, will make the town a standard-bearer among communities with wind sites, the town manager said Tuesday.
The Oakfield Wind Farm Review Committee has worked since mid-June reviewing the mammoth application submitted by First Wind of Massachusetts.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection's approval is the project's final state regulatory hurdle, though a local group opposing the project is expected to file a civil court appeal. The project still needs a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit.
"The Obama Administration has failed to protect three popular national park sites in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with today's decision to include the controversial Susquehanna-Roseland power line project on its list of fast-tracked transmission projects," said Bryan Faehner, the National Parks Conservation Association's associate director for park uses.
With a decision possibly looming in the weeks ahead, the proposal to build the country's first offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound could face another delay.
Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Paul Kirk, temporarily filling the seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy, sent a letter to President Obama urging that any decision on the proposed 130 turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound be delayed until a national policy on ocean management and planning is in place.
The wind farm sites are all in or near restricted airspace at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility in Boardman, Ore. ...The interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States initially recommended against allowing the transaction in July. But only the president can halt an acquisition.
Obama ordered Ralls Corp., a company owned by Chinese nationals, to divest its interest in development rights for the small wind farms -- with just five turbines each --near the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility. ...Ralls said it would lose the chance for $25 million in federal renewable energy investment tax incentives if the farms weren't running by Dec. 31.
Barack Obama said he had decided that Ralls, the company behind the project, "might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States," and ordered it to sell its four sites and remove its equipment.
After conducting an investigation, CFIUS issued an order on July 25 citing "national security risks" raised by the sale of the assets to Ralls and directing the company to stop all construction and operations at the wind-farm locations, according to the filing. ...If the wind farms aren't in service by Dec. 31, then the company won't be able to obtain $25 million in federal investment tax incentives, according to the court filing.
The Oberlin City Council has pulled the plug on talks with a start-up wind company that wanted to produce its power in the community's backyard.
Despite that move, Sunflower Wind has no intention of backing away from its efforts to establish a wind farm in Decatur County, which is where the electricity would come from.
The Oberlin City Council and Sunflower Wind have been in discussions -- for several months now -- concerning the sale and delivery of electricity to the community.
The hangup, however, has been the language in the proposed contract that Sunflower has urged the city council to sign.
Planners are recommending an objection be lodged to revised plans for 71 wind turbines in the Ae Forest.
Plans for the controversial windfarm at the disused RAF Lissett airfield have been given the green light and the £25 million project is expected to start work this autumn.
Twelve wind turbines are to be erected by Novera Energy Ltd on the 195 hectare site starting in around October and are expected to remain in place for the next 25 years.
But residents are still up in arms about the potential threat to their quality of life which the 125 metre (410 feet) tall turbines could pose.
Plans for new wind turbines would have a "severe" effect on a North-east area, according to a conservation group.
Historic Scotland has objected to the scheme for two turbines at Strath of Brydock, Alvah, near Banff, because it says the project is too close to Grade A-listed Inchdrewer Castle.
Now Aberdeenshire councillors, who will decide on a planning application for the project, want to see the area first.
Historic Scotland has argued that the turbines would spoil the currently clear vista. Aberdeenshire planners are also concerned by the effect on the wider landscape.
Councillors are due to visit the site next week, and the application will be considered at a future meeting of the Banff and Buchan area committee.
The 16th century castle is owned by Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees, laird of Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides.