Note: counts do not include items in sub-categories
Realtor Susan Whitehead said she has been trying to sell a property on Weeden Road for two years. That property was put on the market for reasons unrelated to the turbines, but Whitehead said buyers ask about the machines, which are visible across Little Bay, "100 percent of the time."
"They ask about the noise, they ask about the flicker, and then they don't put in an offer," she said.
"One disappointing aspect of the legislation is it does not address wind energy policies whatsoever ...". LePage is pushing to remove a 100 megawatt cap in the state's renewable energy portfolio standard. ...After the vote on the overall bill Friday the committee also voted to "lay over" a bill that will address the 100 megawatt cap issue. The bill would be taken up in the second half of this lawmaking session, which starts next January.
Castle & Cooke Inc., which kept the rights to build a wind farm capable of producing up to 200 megawatts of renewable energy when CEO David Murdock sold the majority of the Pineapple Island to Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) CEOLarry Ellison last year has remained mum about its plans until Friday.
Germany must shield its consumers from paying too much of the cost of its ambitious switch from nuclear power and fossil fuels towards renewable energy, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.
The IEA also said that Germany, with Europe's biggest economy, should make greater use of natural gas to smoothe the transition.
HEAD teachers are being asked to venture out into hurricane-force conditions to switch off wind turbines in school playgrounds.
That is one of the claims of far north anti-wind farm protesters who have heavily criticised Highland Council's safety review of school-based turbines.
Hundreds turned out for a public hearing before the Charlestown Zoning Board Tuesday, the latest chapter in the quest of Whalerock Renewable Energy LLC to erect two wind turbines in the town.
Several residents in opposition to the turbines met attendees at the door handing out stickers that read, "vote no."
EDF Energy was handed £1.45 million between April 29 and May 15 to shut down turbines on the Fallago Rig wind farm, which is on land owned by the Duke of Roxburghe in Scottish Borders.
The "constraint payments", which ultimately come from electricity bills, are given to wind farm companies to compensate them for not producing power during periods of high generation and low demand.
At the turbine's current rate of power production, it would take the county 33.70 years to recover its $201,924 investment ..."We needed to get a payback in 25 years because that was the expected life of the unit," Commission Chairman Joe Briggs said.
The turbine currently is idle because of a parts malfunction, which isn't helping matters.
In granting a right-of-way, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, with approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will shield Alta Windpower Development from prosecution if a condor is fatally injured at its 2,300-acre site near the high-desert town of Mojave during the projected 30-year lifetime of the project.
The Falmouth wind turbine problem will also be a black mark on the wind industry both locally and internationally in the years ahead, he said. He compared the turbines to the odor that came from the wastewater treatment plant, which took 15 years of neighbors' complaints for the town to resolve the problem.
In full-page newspaper ads Thursday, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership say the state already has expensive energy, and the project's above-market power costs will make it tougher to attract business.
A Hillsborough County Superior Court judge David Garfunkel ruled Monday that town officials violated the state's Right-To-Know law by holding illegal non-public hearings with Antrim Wind Energy and its counsel to negotiate a payment in lieu of taxes, known as a PILOT agreement. As a result of the ruling, the terms of the deal between the town and Antrim Wind Energy has been voided.
All seats were filled and residents lined the walls at the Paris Township Hall Monday night as the board held a second public hearing seeking input regarding a zoning ordinance that some argue is too restrictive and others say will be fair to all.
Wind turbines might offer good returns for farmers - but not if they are vulnerable to extremes of the weather they need to operate.
Gale force winds can blow debris or grit into gears or even cause entire turbine masts to collapse.
Since 2008, the amount of energy it outputs into the electricity grid varies greatly, resulting in monthly credits from $1 to $250. In the six-month period from August 2012 to January 2013, the city received a total combined credit of $76.53 for electricity generated by the windmill. In that same period, the total amount billed to the city for the Amtrak station's electricity usage was $9,155.50.
A relatively new anti-wind organization is accusing the Town Council of canceling two scheduled meetings because the group started hiring Steve Weed Productions, Watertown, to videotape these open sessions.
The powerful Danish wind industry in the last six years received over 80 billion, with the bulk of the money going to project owners and investors. At the same time, Danish electricity consumers paid $4.6 billion in so-called PSO charges last year for wind power. That figure has skyrocketed by 270 percent over the past five years.
The college Board of Trustees on Monday voted to discontinue the program amid declining interest from students, which officials attribute to negative perceptions of wind energy in this area, among other factors.
Sauk has offered a wind energy program since 2009.
A hotly-contested plan to 're-power' a five-turbine wind farm near Ulverston has been given full support by Barrow planners.
However, three of the turbines fall within South Lakeland District Council jurisdiction, who narrowly rejected the plan earlier this year.
Wind farm technicians and officials with EDF Renewable Energy believe one wind tower, just northeast of Dexter, was struck by lightning on April 24, which mangled one of the structure's 37-meter, 14,000-pound blades.