Transmission or Ohio
P.E.I.'s Conservative Opposition has asked New Brunswick to sign a deal guaranteeing access to transmission lines through the province if NB Power is sold to Hydro-Québec.
The premiers of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia made a similar request in a joint letter earlier this month, saying they're concerned their provinces will be cut off from the lucrative energy markets in the northeastern United States.
The route for a controversial set of electricity transmission lines through the Hill Country was approved Thursday by the Texas Public Utility Commission, according to a news release from the Lower Colorado River Authority.
The House Minerals Committee on Monday indefinitely postponed legislation that would have imposed another one-year moratorium on non-utility companies' ability to use eminent domain when building collector lines to wind turbine sites.
State lawmakers voted last year to create a one-year moratorium on the practice; that moratorium ends July 1.
A regional planning commission denied Union Twp.'s wind turbine zoning resolution Thursday, calling the proposal "too restrictive."
The Logan-Union-Champaign (LUC) Regional Planning Commission's zoning and subdivision committee said the setback and tower height regulations are too strict.
Maine's attempt to create clear rules to guide multibillion-dollar energy corridor projects through the state came up short Wednesday, because of deep philosophical divisions that foreshadow debate next year in the Legislature.
The impasse came during the final meeting of a 13-member study panel. The group was formed by the Legislature to recommend rules to give Maine the maximum benefit from proposed electricity, gas and petroleum corridors.
PJM Interconnection, which coordinates and directs operations for electric power needs in 13 states and the District of Columbia, said Monday it is suspending the 275-mile, $2.1 billion Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline project from its 2011 Regional Transmission Expansion Plan.
"Recent dramatic swings in economic forecasts and evolving public policies, particularly with respect to renewable energy, are adding greater uncertainty to our planning studies."
Governors from eleven eastern states have written a letter protesting plans to charge their customers the cost of transmitting wind power from the Great Plains and Midwest to the East Coast. Who will pay for moving wind power is a hundred billion dollar question.
There is a statewide push for increased use of renewable energy in Ohio and efforts to bring one particular kind of energy to Champaign County are blowing in all kinds of controversy.
There was a public hearing Wednesday inside Triad High School auditorium for people to express there opinions about the project will be suitable for the area.
A wind turbine at Perkins High School fell apart Saturday. ...He looked next door, where the three wind turbines at Perkins High School were spinning in Saturday's high winds, to see part of a turbine blade fly off and land in the student parking lot.
When students pull into the Perkins High School parking lot today, they'll see three wind turbines in front of them, fully assembled for the first time since February.
But the blades aren't turning yet, and Perkins Schools superintendent Jim Gunner said the school will proceed cautiously in getting the system back up to full capacity.
The original 6-meter blades, some of which blew off during an especially windy day in February, are gone.
For the second time in two years, Perkins Schools officials shut down the wind turbines on school property after a mechanical failure.
The Champaign County Building Regulations Department rejected three applications for meteorological tower construction by Buckeye Wind, citing a need for additional information for each proposed tower.
The permit applications were submitted on Feb. 19 and Building Regulations Director Jene Gaver filed the denials on Feb. 25 after review of each for completeness.
The city is getting greener, at least in terms of electric utility generation.
Perrysburg recently adopted standards for wind turbine electric generators as part of a number of changes to the city's planning and zoning code. Wind turbines up to 100-feet tall are permitted in certain areas of the city.
Germany's dream of converting to renewable power generation requires the construction of unsightly new overland power lines carried by masts 80 meters tall. Citizens' groups and local authorities are resisting the projects in a campaign that poses risks for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
"There's a long road ahead for us," said Robin Kaye, a spokesman for the group Friends of Lana'i, which opposes a proposed wind farm project on the island's north end because of the development's cultural and environmental impacts. "Our focus in the next six to nine months is to educate folks on Oahu how much this is going to cost."
Plans for a new wind turbine at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds could blow the winds of controversy in Middleburg Heights. ..."In this case it would be a height regulation. This area is zoned public facility so there is a 50-foot height requirement and they are looking for an additional 200 feet," he said.
At 250 feet, the turbine will stand 100 feet taller than the one at the science center, an issue for some residents and businesses in Middleburg Heights.
The mayor is holding a public meeting where people can ask questions about the plan.
Earlier this month, Village Administrator Robert Pauley announced Tim Rathbun, the CEO of SUREnergy, had withdrawn an application for zoning changes that would allow for a turbine to be constructed within the village limits.
Germany considers itself the environmental conscience of the world: with its nuclear phase-out and its green energy transition, the federal government wanted to give the world a model to follow. However, blinded by its own halo Germany overlooked that others have to pay for this green image boost and are suffering as a result.
The practicality and ecological consequences of erecting a wind turbine on the Maumee Bay shore will be the subject of a study for which the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority board of directors yesterday approved hiring two consultants.
The port board also took a procedural step that will allow a local preservation group to assume ownership of the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse.