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Wind Farm Work Begins

Construction of the Twin Groves Wind Farm in eastern McLean County begins today, quashing any concerns about national security risks or wetland conservation.
8 Aug 2006

Wind farm proposal to be reviewed

BENSON - Heavy truck loads rumbling into Woodford County and carrying the pieces that compose large wind turbines could damage rural roads, officials said Friday. Because of this concern, the three townships affected by a proposed 79-turbine wind farm project northeast of Benson want to formally approve the project themselves before it moves forward.
5 Aug 2006

Farmer files lawsuit over special meetings

Ramsay and Hernandez do not deny that the suit also stems from the County Board’s rejection of the controversial proposal by Boone Heritage Wind Farm LLC to build a 15-turbine wind farm near Quail Trap and Ramsay roads in rural Boone County.
3 Aug 2006

Illinois coal could help land FutureGen

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois could have an advantage over Texas in the sweepstakes to land a $1 billion, nearly pollution-free power plant, the chief of the state’s coal association said Tuesday. Phil Gonet, director of the Illinois Coal Association, said Illinois’ abundant coal fields could give two sites in Illinois the leg up over two sites in Texas in the contest to land the FutureGen power plant project.
25 Jul 2006

$70,000 wind farm fee paid in Woodford

UREKA - Woodford County's zoning department received a $70,000 check Monday for the future development of a 83-turbine wind farm near Benson. County Administrator Gregory Jackson said the check came via mail with an application from Minneapolis-based Navatis Energy, the developers of the wind farm.
19 Jul 2006

Hursh: Wind-farm rejection to be added to court record

BELVIDERE — The fate of Boone County’s first wind farm may not be decided until Sept. 15 when the issue comes before Circuit Judge Gerald Grubb. Boone County State’s Attorney Jim Hursh said Wednesday’s 7-4 vote against the Boone Heritage Wind Farm LLC proposal will be part of the court record as the judge renders his decision.
14 Jul 2006

Babcock & Brown Wind buys farm in US

The Crescent Ridge acquisition would provide BBW with two revenue sources. In the first instance, 100% of the energy generated by the wind farm will be sold into the PJM wholesale power pool. BBW said the second revenue source would comprise of 100% of renewable energy certificates (“RECs”), which would also be sold throughout the PJM power market and transported into adjacent service territories, such as the New York market, for sale.
3 Jul 2006
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