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Controversial plans for a wind farm on a prominent site on the Yorkshire Wolds are being recommended for approval despite huge opposition and warnings that it will be seen for many miles. ..."We do not need developments of this scale in this area which is a very beautiful area," he said.
Protesters were celebrating today after plans for a wind farm were turned down.
A majority of councillors voted against an application to put up nine 80-metre turbines at St John’s Hill at Stonehaven.
And the council ruling was a boon for Scottish literature fans as the rural site is believed to have inspired Lewis Grassic Gibbon to write his classic novel Sunset Song.
Protester Jilly Arbuthnott said: “I am very pleased. It was the wrong place for a wind farm.”
Crows Nest Shire Council s chief executive officer says the ongoing dispute over the wind farm for Upper Pinelands continues with the council and objectors failing to reach a mediated agreement.
Mr David McEvoy said the council was hoping to reach an agreement with opponents of the wind farm, which would preclude the need for the case to go before a Planning and Environment Court judge.
A renewable-energy consulting firm hired by the New York State Power Authority is considering taking advantage of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority for the state's proposed Great Lakes wind projects, according to OBPA officials.
Representatives of AWS Truewind LLC, Albany, one of the five firms hired by the state authority to research the projects, recently toured the port, industrial park and nearby lands, looking at storage and port capabilities.
The Port of Ogdensburg could see many more wind turbine shipments in the years ahead with the number of wind projects being planned in the north country.
An obstacle for the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority to overcome first is finding a solution to straightening out Paterson Street near routes 37 and 68. The sharp curves in the street don't make it ideal for trucks hauling wind blades spanning nearly 150 feet to access it. ...
The first shipment of wind turbine parts for the Wolfe Island project unloaded Saturday at the port could be the catalyst for landing more shipments, especially with possible wind farms in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, OBPA officials said.
The first shipment of wind turbine parts destined for Wolfe Island in the St. Lawrence River will arrive at the Port of Ogdensburg in early spring. Canadian Renewable Energy Corp., a subsidiary of Canadian Hydro Developers Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, plans to use the port to unload and store turbine parts. The Wolfe Island project calls for installation of 86 wind turbines on the island by the end of 2008. ...The parts coming to the ports include towers, blades and nacelles, concrete material for turbine base supports and electrical materials for an electric collection system and transformer station.
The height of each wind turbine is 125 meters, or about 410 feet. Siemens Canada Ltd. was awarded the contract to supply wind turbines for the project.
This pair of pioneer turbines put Springview on the map just nine years ago, as a U.S. Department of Energy demonstration site to test the feasibility of small wind farms. They were Nebraska's first commercial wind turbines. With a capacity of 750 kilowatts each, the duo generates enough electricity to power about 350 homes - less than half of what today's turbines can do. The turbines have been plagued with repair and maintenance issues, causing extensive downtime and expense.
"Electric cars are basically big batteries on wheels that have the virtue of being largely paid for by consumers and managed by companies like ours," Mr. Andersen said. "That's a hugely attractive proposition for utilities in countries like Denmark that need to find outlets for their renewable energy."
According to bureau rules, the presence of two companies seeking to lease the same ocean blocks triggers a review. If Occidental is found to be a credible bidder, the bureau would open a time-consuming competitive auction process, which could signal a further delay for the Bluewater project.
Van Akkeren, who lives in nearby Craftsbury, says she's not philosophically opposed to wind energy. ...But she says this kind of ridgeline development doesn't make sense in Vermont. Worse, she's put off by what she considers GMP's heavy-handed approach to the Nelsons. ..."the push to buy the Nelsons out, then threatening to sue. We need to stand against that."
Imagine more than 100 wind turbines dotting the Delaware Bay.
Each reaches more than 400 feet into the sky, spinning slowly in the wind as they harness it to power more than 125,000 homes.
Delsea Energy wants to raise 106 wind turbines on the bay to produce about 381.6 megawatts of energy.
Ditzel is one of a small group of residents who have been unhappy with Ocean Gate's new wind turbine. ...It was built in November across the street from Ditzel's home. She said she has been tormented by the near-constant sound of the turbine's "scraping and swooshing" and a flickering, strobe-light effect from the sun reflecting off its rotating blades.
The goal of the bill is to protect fisheries, preserve public access, enhance biodiversity and ecosystem health, address climate change and sea level rise, foster the sustainable growth of marine industries, trade, and necessary economic infrastructure. The bill would not affect Cape Wind's plan for a wind farm because that project lies within federal waters in Nantucket Sound.
State environmental officials are vetting their draft Ocean Management Plan with a series of five public hearings to be held in coastal communities across the state.
Local residents are invited to share their comments during a hearing Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the New Bedford Public Library. The hearing will take place in the main meeting room of the library at 613 Pleasant Street.
The elected officials representing the northern portion of a proposed large-scale offshore wind development continue to say "no" to the plan. ...Many public forums were held since December in Oceana, Muskegon, Mason and Ottawa counties, and many people made passionate pleas, some for and more against, concerning the proposal.
Oceana County commissioners Thursday afternoon rejected the request by a private offshore wind turbine developer to move forward with extensive studies for a proposed installation off the Lake Michigan shoreline of Pentwater.
On a 4-2 vote, the commissioners ended months of debate in Oceana County, including strong opposition from the Pentwater area.
Nearly 16 months after the Oceana County Board of Commissioners rejected further action on a proposal for an industrial-scale wind farm on the waters of Lake Michigan, the county's planning commission released a report Tuesday that says the plan was "not feasible."
"The Oceana County Planning Commission does not endorse Scandia offshore studies or the proposed wind development off the northern Oceana County Lake Michigan coast," according to a resolution presented by Planning Commissioner Larry Byl, who is also on the county board. An offshore wind farm would be detrimental to recreational use of the lake, planners argued.
In a hot, overflowing middle school auditorium Wednesday, the Lake Michigan offshore wind debate turned ugly.
Many of the more than 600 people who packed an Oceana County public information meeting on the Scandia Wind Offshore proposal for a wind farm 4 miles off Pentwater's shoreline shouted one of their own off the stage.