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Plans for turbines anger some Urbana residents

Roy Douglas knows it will not be too long before his family loses its five-generation farm to encroaching development ...but right now, he is more worried about losing the horizon and his peace of mind to the university's proposal to build up to three 400-foot wind turbines on the land across the street, less than 1,000 feet from his front door.
30 Nov 2010

Students defend wind turbines despite objections

While the University's wind turbine project has been in the works for years, some students feel the city of Urbana is overvoicing its opinion on the subject. The wind turbines, which will be built on the University's South Farms, raised concern among some Urbana council members and residents.
29 Nov 2010

Residents report wind farm letters

Landowners around Washington, Morton and Deer Creek began receiving correspondence recently gauging their interest in leasing land to a company for the purpose of erecting wind turbines. According to Tazewell County Board member John Ackerman, his parents were among several people who received letters.
25 Nov 2010

Wind taken from Sexton's sails

A number of questions regarding the proposed regulations by board members who aren't on the committee led to delaying the vote to the board's February meeting, with a special committee-of-the-whole meeting on the issue to be scheduled before that.
20 Nov 2010

County delays vote on wind energy rules

A number of outstanding questions regarding the proposed regulations by board members who aren't on the committee led to a motion to delay the vote to the board's February meeting, with a special committee-of-the-whole meeting on the issue to be scheduled before that time. The delay could affect the application approval process from some projects.
18 Nov 2010

Lee wind farm review panel called 'biased'

"There is a clear conflict of interest here," Timble said. "We have a scenario of too many foxes in the rooster house." Last month, the county board appointed an 8-member panel to review the county's wind ordinances and examine, among many other items, whether zoning requirements should include longer setbacks from homes.
18 Nov 2010

Wind turbines plan debated

“It’s cute and I understand the need and desire, but I think the money could be spent on better plans,” Glasgow said. “{Other projects may be} renewable and green but not as sexy as turbines but in the end save taxpayers money.” Wind turbines are often criticized for their look, noise levels and slow return on investment.
13 Nov 2010

Panel wants deeper wind farm setbacks

Under the regulations approved Tuesday, the setbacks of 250 percent would be required for towers with heights ranging from 175 feet to the maximum of 400 feet. The County Board is expected to discuss and vote on the recommended regulations next Tuesday.
11 Nov 2010

Lawsuit has plans for Winnebago County wind farm on hold

That lawsuit was filed in Winnebago County by Patricia Muscarello, an Arizona resident who owns Watts Farm, Hilton Farm and Ross Farm, which collectively comprise more than 400 acres near German Valley. Muscarello's property is near an area where Navitas Energy Corp. would erect more than 100 wind turbines.
8 Nov 2010

Iberdrola land lease: Heartland Wind LLC

Iberdrola_wind_lease_illinois_thumb This wind energy lease agreement was negotiated between Iberdrola Renewables (operating as Heartland Wind LLC) and landowners in Livingston County, Illinois. The agreement was accepted into the public record by the County zoning board.
4 Nov 2010

Which way does the wind blow?

"I've stood at the bottom of a wind tower and had an excruciating headache," said Tannahill. "The noise that comes off of these things keeps people awake at night. People's ears ring. They develop vertigo. There's flicker that comes off of these things that comes into people's homes."
4 Nov 2010

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