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An ad hoc committee was formed in May by the planning board to head the drafting effort. It will meet Wednesday to hear concerns and suggestions on how such facilities in town should be managed.
Until Eolian submits its plan, the actual value is unknown, said Brian R. Beihl, an Antrim resident who was named a intervener in the case by the evaluation committee.
"The town could end up holding an empty bag at the end of this if the calculations the selectmen are making ends up being wrong," he said. "That's a big question mark."
The Antrim Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) voted three to two to rehear the application for a height variance for the meteorological (met) tower Eolian Renewable Energy has already erected on Tuttle Hill. At Tuesday's meeting, chairman John Kendall said putting the met tower in place was legal, and that unless the ZBA reversed its decision to allow the height variance as a result of the appeal, that it would remain.
The Antrim Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) unanimously voted on Tuesday to close the public hearing on the height variance for a meteorological (met) tower on Tuttle Hill, and begin deliberations at their next meeting on the issue, which will be Oct. 13. ...Including three company officials from Eolian Renewable Energy, the parent company of Antrim Wind Power LLC, those attending the meeting numbered thirty. The majority of opinions heard by the board were against giving the height variance for the met tower.
Residents of Shipdham have another anxious wait ahead on the future of two proposed wind turbines in the village after the High Court sent their fate back into the hands of the planning inspectorate.
A government inspector granted permission for the turbines on appeal following a public inquiry last year but a condition imposed to prevent noise nuisance was challenged by Nicholas and Lee Hoare who live next to the proposed site.
At a brief hearing in London, Mr Justice Lloyd Jones approved a consent order agreed between the Secretary of State, Breckland Council and developers Ecotricity, that the decision should be quashed and sent back to the Secretary of State for reconsideration on grounds that the condition was “unenforceable and imprecise” in a move that could set a new precedent for the ruling of planning permission for wind turbines.
The residents are now eager to hear what a new planning inspector decides to do with the case. He or she will take further representations from the interested parties and choose whether to simply re-write the condition, take it back to another public inquiry or completely change tack and refuse permission.
Opponents of the Flat Rocks wind farm have been joined by Williams and McAlinden landholders, where new wind farms have been proposed, in voicing their fears about wind turbine syndrome, the name given to the adverse health effects believed to be caused by both audible and low frequency soundwaves.
The American billionaire also revealed that the course would be accessible to the public, but he reiterated his opposition to any wind-farm development off the coast.
The Laramie-based Biodiversity Conservation Alliance released a 50-plus page study on Friday, offering recommendations for places in the state the group deems most suitable for wind power development.
The report also outlines locations that should be avoided, and the places where the group says developers must tread carefully, for environmental reasons.
"What it boils down to is this: If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK," said Tim Eicher, a former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement agent based in Cody, who helped prosecute the PacifiCorp power line case.
By not enforcing the law, the administration provides little incentive for companies to build wind farms where there are fewer birds.
The state Adirondack Park Agency has approved Benson Mines' plan to put up a wind monitoring mast that will help determine whether the company's property in St. Lawrence County could support a commercial wind farm.
The Adirondack Park Agency has approved a second monitoring tower for a company that wants to put industrial windmills in the southern Adirondacks.
Adirondack Park Agency commissioners approved two residential wind turbines at their recent meeting: one in Essex, the other in Indian Lake.
In discussion, APA commissioners considered refining their use of "substantial invisibility" as it applies to slender, residential wind turbines, which disappear to the naked eye a mile away.
Commissioner Richard Booth suggested APA Tower's Policy may not be a good regulatory fit for accessory, homeowner wind turbines.
RAY BROOK - The State Adirondack Park Agency, at its monthly meeting Thursday, approved one project for a wind turbine and sent another project for a boardwalk to an adjudicatory public hearing.
The 101-foot-tall wind turbine was proposed by Bruce Kilgore and Nancy Dow, who live in the town of Saranac in Clinton County, in the northeast corner of the Park. The one-kilowatt-system turbine would only need three hours of wind a day to supply power to their home, which would be completely off the grid.
Before industrial wind turbine farms are allowed - or banned - in Boone County, local officials want information on whether or not the industry presents a health risk.
Research into industrial wind turbine health issues continues, but nothing specific has been found, Rachel Whittington, interim executive director of the Boone County Area Plan Commission, said Friday.
The House this week plans to take up a bill crafted by Democrats under the auspices of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It would roll back oil and gas tax incentives to pay for renewable energy investment while opening large new
areas to energy production. The measure, which has yet to be formally introduced, would also pressure oil companies ..."New, punitive taxes and higher fees targeting the oil and natural gas industry could push investment overseas, reducing US production, US jobs and US revenues," API president Red Caveney warned Congress.
The appeal states that the FAA acted in an "arbitrary and capricious manner" by ignoring evidence submitted demonstrating that the wind turbines would in fact create a hazard to aviation and cause interfere with radar facilities used by air traffic control, failing to consider the cumulative effects of the turbines in Nantucket Sound, and exceeding its own authority.
"We looked at selling the turbines, but deals have fallen through, mostly because they were out of date and not in very good condition," Pace said.
Instead, Apollo Energy has decided to sell them as scrap metal in China, where Pace said it would be worth the most.
Development nibbles along the edges of the 2,178-mile footpath that stretches from Georgia to Maine and winds past Waynesboro at roughly its midpoint. A National Parks Conservation Association study released earlier this year rattles off a list of the hazards: wind turbines, power lines, pipelines, race tracks and quarries.
A company bidding to build a wind farm on land owned by businessman Mohamed Al Fayed has appealed against a council's decision to refuse it permission.
Airtricity proposed to construct 23 turbines at Beinn Rosail, near Invercassley, in Sutherland.
It has lodged an appeal with the Scottish Executive against Highland Council's decision in December.
Airtricity said its plan was in line with the development policies of the council and government.
Wind farm developer Infinergy this week lodged its appeal against the decision made in March to refuse planning permission for ten turbines in the Vale of Belvoir.
The Dorset-based firm insists its proposal to build 415ft-tall turbines at the Thackson's Well site near Bottesford is viable.
Project director Herbert Lindlahr said: "We are confident of our case.
"We studied the local area in great detail to assess its suitability for the project and found it to be one of the best locations in South Kesteven.