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Construction on Western Maryland's first wind farm could resume within days, despite some residents' protests, pending a green light from the Garrett Soil Conservation District and the Maryland Department of the Environment. ...MDE spokeswoman Dawn Stoltzfus said construction was halted because of "sediment-laden water" flowing from the site.
Waterloo city council has approved spending $25,000 on its share of a feasibility study of wind energy.
The decision sets the wheels in motion for the city's application for a grant from the federal government.
A proposal to build a $180 million wind farm along the hill ridges at Waterloo has been dusted off after sitting on the shelf for the past three years.
Initially proposed by Hydro Tasmania, now Roaring40s, the 39-turbine wind farm got the official nod of approval from local councils in 2005.
Roaring40s public relations and communications manager Josh Bradshaw visited the region last week and spoke to Clare and Gilbert Valleys and Goyder councils about the project and plans to expand on the original development, to include turbines at Stony Gap and Robertstown.
Opponents of the proposed Spittal Hill wind farm have warmly welcomed the thumbs-down given to the controversial scheme by people living in and around Watten.
In a ballot carried out for the local community council, just over three in five votes were cast against the 30-turbine development.
The exercise was carried out following an acrimonious meeting of the community council last month.
It represents a setback for community council chairman Jim MacDonald, who has promoted the financial spin-offs the wind farm could bring for the community.
Of the 474 ballot papers sent out, 137 returns came back against the development and 78 in favour of it. With a handful of spoiled papers, that gave a response rate of 46.4 per cent.
PEOPLE living near the site of a contentious wind-farm proposal in Caithness are to be given a chance to have their say on the development.
The postal ballot is being held to enable Watten Community Council to confirm its stance on the £83 million venture to the east of Spittal Hill.
The Scottish Executive will have the final say on whether to give planning approval to the 30-turbine scheme. But the community council is being consulted and it will be viewed as a sounding board of local opinion on the development.
Glenn Wattley does not apologize for being associated with coal.
"Yeah, I started in the coal industry but I've done a lot of other things," he said in an interview at the offices of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound yesterday.
The 54-year-old business and investment consultant's most recent undertaking is as the new chief executive officer of the Alliance. The nonprofit group is leading the fight against Cape Wind Associates' proposal to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.
Acciona Energy has announced it will not proceed with a wind farm at Waubra North, near Evansford.
Three years after its development, the Waubra Wind Farm still divides the broader Ballarat community.
Some locals love the step towards renewable energy, while others believe they're unattractive, impede on country landscapes and cause health issues for those in close proximity.
The wind and waves that buffet the Humboldt County coastline make little secret of their power.
As part of the agreement, the turbine will not have blades on it. Instead, a bladeless version, which is designed to be much quieter than ones with blades, will be installed.
Burke is also looking to recoup between $250,000 and $300,000 in legal fees he claims he is owed.
LYONS — Wayne County leaders will continue to discuss whether to delve into the wind power business with billionaire Tom Golisano.
Golisano and his newly formed company, Empire State Wind Energy LLC, have been talking with communities across upstate New York in recent months about taking the issue of wind farms into their own hands.
The goal, Golisano said, is to provide financial and technical support to communities so they, rather than outside private companies, would be in control of where wind farms are located — and potentially reap the profits of energy distribution.
LYONS – Members of the local Alternative Energy Task Force last night discussed some of the obstacles they may have to overcome to bring wind power to Wayne County.
A stay signed by State Appellate Court Judge Joseph Yannotti prevents carwash owner Robert Burke from installing the 49-foot structure at his Hamburg Turnpike business pending the outcome of an appeal filed by the township of a prior court approval of Burke's wind turbine application. The township received notice on Monday that the stay was granted.
This Government is matching words with action. We said we needed to make tough choices if we are to achieve our clean energy objectives and that is exactly what we are doing.
..BP's report shows the world is reacting to soaring oil and gas prices by stemming its energy use. In 2005 world energy demand grew by 2.7 per cent, down sharply from 4.4 per cent the previous year....In the US, the world's largest energy consumer, demand actually fell - even though the economy grew by 3.5 per cent. So, for the first time in more than two decades, the US combined above-trend growth with an absolute decline in fuel consumption.
A Drefach-felindre Action Group has called on planning chiefs to turn down an application for three new turbines at Blaen Bowi windfarm.
There has been a great deal of media coverage surrounding proposals to construct hundreds of wind turbines several miles off the coast of Mason, Oceana, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties. The Lake Michigan P.O.W.E.R. Coalition believes that a number of important facts have been lost in the public discussion - facts that are important to consider before handing over our most precious resource - our lakeshore - to an offshore wind developer.
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a wind farm near Harrold have stirred up a storm of protest.
BLOT, the Bozeat, Lavendon and Harrold Oppose the Turbines protest group, was formed in January with 100 members and the aim to oppose the controversial proposals.
And last month energy giant npower, part of the German-owned RW Energy Group, submitted an official planning application to Bedford Borough Council for 16 wind turbines, measuring 125m in height and with blades 90m long, at a site bordered by the three villages.
Plans for a large windmill farm in Fond du Lac County drew mixed reviews. WE Energies says the $250 million project includes 88 wind turbines, each over 250 feet tall. The windmill farm would span hundreds of acres covering land in both the towns of Calumet and Marshfield, hovering over Highway 41, in the northeast corner of the county.