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Ross Klopp, township resident, stated in a letter to council, "I think Huron- Kinloss council is being very short-sighted considering this development and the placing of turbines so close to Lake Range Road. Lake Range is developing into a prime real estate area. ...Twp. Clerk Sonya Watson said that council and staff have been receiving many phone calls and e-mails from concerned residents regarding the wind project.
How power-generating wind turbines affect birds and bats figured prominently in testimony Thursday as a county hearing on the proposed White Oak Wind Energy Center entered its third day.
Paul Kerlinger, a bird migration and ecology expert from Cape May Point, N.J., spoke before the McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals. About 160 people attended the hearing at Heartland Community College.
WIND Power Pty Ltd has scrapped a proposal for a wind farm near Haddon saying the project was not economically viable.
A handful of House Republicans dealt a stunning blow to state Rep. Mike Hager's bill to phase out slowly North Carolina's subsidies, tax credits, and purchase mandates propping up renewable energy companies. Despite this setback, the Rutherford County Republican said he plans to bring House Bill 298 to another committee vote.
"This misguided policy acts much like a hidden tax. Experience has shown that renewable energy mandates, like the one on the books in North Carolina, have a negative impact on the economy and an adverse impact on your constituents' pocketbooks."
A Magic Valley wind farmer and Idaho Power Co. are close to reaching an agreement that could launch a small-farm wind industry near Hagerman.
The potential deal comes after months of wrangling between the power company and two Magic Valley wind farms that could generate 200 megawatts of zero-emission energy.
The battle began in September, when Jared Grover resisted paying the power company $60 million to upgrade its grid to accommodate two wind farms, Cassia Gulch Wind Park and Cassia Wind Farm. Grover has interests in both projects.
The power company said that incorporating wind farms from that area would require transmission system up-grades.
Grover said it’s up to the utility company to finance infrastructure improvements - wind farmers already pay to connect to the power system.
The power company said it’ll have to pass the costs on to customers if it pays for the upgrades.
...Clinton called for the creation of a "Strategic Energy Fund," which would place a two year fee on major oil company profits that exceed a 2000-2004 profit baseline. Companies could offset their fee by investing in refinery capacity, ethanol production, or alternative energy such as wind-generated electricity.
The Conservatives have criticised Welsh Secretary Peter Hain for his comments about the huge Gwynt-y-Mor wind farm planned off the North Wales coast.
Hain said the project was a "litmus test" of how seriously Wales was taking climate change.
Haldimand council last week rejected a motion from the county's agricultural advisory committee calling for a moratorium on solar energy projects on viable farmland.
The advisory committee is not convinced that land used for solar energy can be easily reverted to agriculture.
Greg Clark, the Minister for Decentralisation, said: "We're putting reforms in place that will deliver an efficient planning system that still supports sustainable growth and green energy developments, but rightly gives communities a say in the planning of their local area."
Halifax regional council put off a decision on wind turbines in rural and industrial areas Tuesday following a long public hearing.
More than 20 people spoke out during the meeting at City Hall. Most of them were in favour of allowing turbines.
Storeys-high wind turbines might not be the first thing you think of as part of the Halifax skyline, but city officials want your input. ..."While wind energy is valued as an environmentally friendly power source, the size of the wind turbines and wind farms also raises planning issues regarding compatibility with homes from noise and impact on views, et cetera," says the report drafted for regional council
Members of Halkirk District Community Council have voted against the proposed wind farm at Spittal Hill and agreed that a leaflet should be prepared setting out some of the issues surrounding the £83 million venture.
The 30-turbine scheme planned by Spittal Hill Windfarm Ltd, a company set up by brothers Tom and Steven Pottinger, was discussed at the community council's latest meeting. It was agreed by 4-2 that a letter should be sent to the Scottish Executive opposing the application on the grounds of close proximity to inhabited residences; potential noise problems; and cumulative effect.
Environmental and animal rights groups want to stop further construction on a West Virginia wind farm, citing potential harm to the endangered Indiana bat.
The Animal Welfare Institute and Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy filed a motion for a preliminary injunction Friday in U.S. District Court in Maryland.
Hamburg Town officials have begun considering a moratorium on windmill energy in the town, designed to keep the Steel Winds project at the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna, from putting up more turbines in their town without scrutiny.
Nikki Schwerdfeger won't believe it until she sees the blades spinning.
The Hamilton County landowner remains cautiously optimistic about the proposed 135-megawatt wind farm about to be developed near her rural Coolidge home.
One of the landowners who signed a lease for erecting wind turbines on their property, she has yet to learn if any of the around 90, 262-foot-tall turbines will spin on her land.
The county's Plan Commission is considering drafting an ordinance to govern both commercial wind farms and wind generators for private use.
Although no wind farm has been proposed for the county, officials want to be prepared. They've watched wind farms grow in other Central Indiana counties and also spur debate in neighboring Boone County, which also is trying to decide whether to allow wind farms.
The city of Hamilton may soon be a test spot for wind energy.
A private company wants to put 150 small wind-driven generators on public buildings in the city to demonstrate how effective they can be in cutting electricity bills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Signs are pointing away from Hamilton for new wind energy production by Siemens Canada that could help cushion job losses in the pending closure of an existing company factory in the city.
HAMLIN - By a vote of 3-0, the Town Board on Monday approved a one-year moratorium on wind farm development, giving a nine-member town committee time to research wind farms and make recommendations.
"This moratorium will give our committee time to thoroughly discuss the facts without the fear of a developer coming in tomorrow" asking for a project approval, said Supervisor Denny Roach.