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A Formal application for a £50million windfarm close to Lochan Shira reservoir, near Dalmally in Argyll, has been lodged with the Scottish Executive.
HORSHAM community leaders want the right to veto the construction of wind-powered turbines if improvements in technology make the Horsham district a viable area for the machines.
For some projects, the town bylaws require surety bonds - money set aside to cover any cost to the town in the event a developer doesn't finish a project or, in this case, if a wind turbine needs to be decommissioned. ...But Camelot Wind, the company that owns the Camelot Park turbine, says no insurance company will sign off on such a lengthy bond.
Supporters of Prime Minister John Howard's policy that Australia should introduce nuclear power are outnumbered by opponents, an opinion poll revealed Saturday.
Howard on Friday urged state leaders to lift bans on expanding Australia's uranium industry and said the country needs to introduce nuclear power to meet its future energy needs.
"Nuclear power is part of the solution both to Australia's energy and climate change challenges," Howard said, releasing a report on the uranium industry's potential.
A respected Newspoll published in The Weekend Australian newspaper Saturday found just 35 percent of respondents supported the construction of nuclear power plants in Australia — down from 38 percent when a similar poll was conducted in May.
A poll also showed opposition to nuclear power in Australia had edged down from 51 to 50 percent during the same period. The remainder are undecided.
Allowing a 200-foot weather tower and the management of the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center will be discussed today by Port of Corpus Christi commissioners.
Colorado-based Revolution Energy, LLC filed a permit for a two-year agreement with the port to install a meteorological tower to collect wind data. Tibor Hegedus, president and chief project developer for Revolution, said that if wind conditions are good, the company might invest in a wind farm.
Commissioners will discuss leasing a quarter acre near the Corpus Christi Railroad Terminal office on the north side of the harbor. The location provides an ideal location for the tower, Hegedus said.
“The visual impact of wind turbines sometimes raises questions of concern, but in a setting with smokestacks and such, it may mitigate concern,” Hegedus said.
Commissioners also are expected to award a contract to Ovations Food Service, LP, a subsidiary of Comcast Spectacor, for the management and operation of the Ortiz Center. Comcast Spectacor is a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm.
Port officials previously said Comcast was being chosen because of its experience managing facilities. Comcast operates more than 60 facilities in the United States and Canada, including Nueces County’s Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds.
The port looked for a company that would assume all responsibility for the center. Comcast, through its subsidiary Ovations Food Services, would handle accounting, event bookings and catering, he added.
The center had been managed by Norris Training Systems Inc., based in Houston, and Water Street Inc. provided catering.
LISBON (AFX) - The Economy Ministry said it plans to press ahead with talks with shortlisted bidders for new wind farms, on the grounds that the public interest outweighs the objections of Iberdrola SA, which last week won a court order suspending the auction, Diario Economico reported.
Delmarva Power and state officials have until the end of February to decide who could be a new electric provider in Delaware.
Among the choices is offshore wind power, which could be a first for the First State.
“We know that the on-shore wind resource is really pretty poor, we know that the offshore wind resource is really much better,” said Phil Cherry, energy program administrator for the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
David Cameron wants one; Malcolm Wicks, the energy minister, has applied for one and this week there is a full-scale Commons row about miniature wind turbines, among other forms of do-it-yourself energy generation.
PPM Energy, ScottishPower's competitive U.S. energy business, will begin construction this fall on the 75-megawatt (MW) Twin Buttes Wind Power Project in southeastern Colorado. And in Oregon, PPM just announced construction of the 100 MW Leaning Juniper Wind Project near Arlington, which is expected to be commercially operational later this year.
Supreme Court Judge Galloway has turned down the motion to dismiss and has scheduled that the action will be heard on the merits of the case.
State regulators voted unanimously Wednesday to cancel a planned public hearing next week over a controversial rule that defines and caps the costs of renewable energy to public utilities and their customers.
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission also voted to launch a whole new rule-making for the so-called reasonable cost threshold.
The Prince of Wales believes that wind farms are a "horrendous blot on the landscape" and that their spread must be halted before they irreparably ruin some of Britain's most beautiful countryside.
The Telegraph can reveal that Prince Charles, who has an abiding interest in environmental issues, has told senior aides that he does not want to have any links with events or groups that promote onshore wind farms.
THE future of the $600 million Macarthur Wind Farm project has been threatened by the construction of two small farmstay units on a neighbouring property.
Two government bodies are facing a stream of criticism over proposals to control the connection of offshore windfarms to the National Grid, The Times has learnt.
Ofgem, the energy regulator, and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have been accused of putting forward plans that could lead to “stagnation” in the development of offshore renewable energy projects and could ultimately result in insufficient capacity to transmit electricity generated offshore back to the mainland.
The comments came after Ofgem and the DTI put forward two possible plans as part of a joint consultation on how to link offshore wind farms to the electricity network, ahead of an expected surge in activity by developers.
Boulevard Planning Group chair Donna Tisdale did not mince words.
"It's immoral, unethical and in my opinion, unlawful," she said.
Tisdale and the others were in front of the County Administration Building on Monday calling attention to a vote that the county supervisors will cast on Wednesday.
Kevin Scully of the Laois Wind Energy Action Group said homeowners were suffering intolerably from constant noise where the turbines had already been erected. He said guidelines on how far the turbines could be located from houses had stipulated a distance of 500 metres when the size of turbines was about 75 metres high.
The line would allow renewable energy from proposed wind and wave projects in the north to be transmitted to the major population centres of central Scotland.
Yesterday 6/6/07 an Evidentiary Hearing was conducted by a Department of Public Service (DPS) Law Judge in Bath. The hearing was held because Cohocton Wind Watch and Advocates for Prattsburgh, two groups advocating for the proper siting of industrial wind turbines to protect the health and safety of residents of the State of New York, had objected to the request by UPC Wind for a certificate of necessity from the PSC. Earlier a Commissioner had denied UPC's request for expedited review and ordered the hearing.
RAMBLERS yesterday staged a protest outside the annual general meeting of Scottish Power in an attempt to curb a contentious wind farm scheme atop one of the nation's most popular hill ranges.
The company behind a $275-million wind farm wants to start work in the spring, although the plans appear to be bogged down in bureaucracy.
Canadian Hydro, a Calgary-based company, already operates a 45-turbine facility in Melancthon Township.
The company is seeking approvals for 88 more turbines in the second phase of the wind project in Shelburne, Ont.
The project is facing a great deal of opposition and will require hundreds of approvals — from the federal government to the township.