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This photo shows an artist's conception of the proposed energy-producing wind farm by Cape Wind Associates.
FAIRHAVEN — The public-private wind project proposed for town property will not come before Fairhaven Town Meeting voters in May.
The US Senate's leading voices on energy yesterday blasted their colleagues' attempt to block a wind farm off Cape Cod, saying the effort would contradict the commitment to expanding renewable energy that Congress built into last year's Energy Policy Act.
Backers of the proposed Cape Wind project on Horseshoe Shoals are blasting a congressional proposal that would give the governor of Massachusett veto power over such projects.
SAVOY — A company planning to build seven wind turbines on a 293-acre site on West Hill has described the town as an excellent place for a "smaller-scale" project less visible than many others.
A request to ask South Shore Tri-Town Development Corporation do a wind-powered energy study at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station will be studied for its feasibility by a town council environmental committee.
HANCOCK — About 30 town residents debated the merit of limiting the height of cell phone towers and wind turbines as one way to keep town growth in check.
As key federal lawmakers negotiate the final details of an $8.7 billion Coast Guard bill, a single controversial provision has taken even sharper aim at Cape Wind.
On Apr. 27 of last year, Tufts' Environmental Consciousness Outreach (ECO) group held a referendum administered by Tufts' Elections Board (ELBO) to gauge students' enthusiasm for wind power on campus. The referendum passed with overwhelming 88 percent support. On Mar. 28 of this year, however, the referendum's results were invalidated by the Committee on Student Life (CSL).
Washington legislators are considering a measure that could give Massachusetts veto power over the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm, a move that may be the most significant threat yet to the 130-turbine project.
WAREHAM — At next month's special Town Meeting, voters will consider a bylaw allowing the construction of wind turbines.
One can certainly concur with concerns about how our culture's fossil fuel combustion practices help accelerate the process of global warming—without uncritically agreeing that the intrusive nature of windpower technology is even a partial solution to the problem. Editor's Note: Ted Williams' 'Wind Advisory' is available via the link below.
Key members of a congressional conference committee yesterday worked on a deal that could ultimately kill the Nantucket Sound wind farm, numerous sources confirmed yesterday.
SACO, Maine --City officials are exploring whether it makes sense to erect a wind turbine to generate electricity and cut down on the city's energy costs.
Renewable energy sources have disadvantages as well as advantages, however. Although their costs have decreased in recent years, many renewables are still more costly than traditional sources. Some are also available only intermittently; for example, wind can be variable and hydroelectric is seasonal. And while many people are in favor of renewables in principle, many are also unhappy when faced with the prospect of a windmill or a trash-burning power plant in their neighborhood. These facilities face the same siting and investment difficulties that any electrical facility would, as the developers of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod have discovered in recent years.
PRINCETON— Proponents of Princeton Municipal Light Department’s proposed windmills filled the meeting room to support the new turbines plan at a Department of Telecommunications and Energy hearing last night.
Your [Boston Globe] front page headline of March 29, "Audubon review supports wind farm" was a rush to judgment according to Vernon Lang, supervisor of Fish and Wildlife’s New England field office, the agency lead official on the Cape Wind proposal. Editor's Note: This letter has been submitted to the Boston Globe.
PRINCETON — On February 21, when Princeton Light Department Manager Jonathan Fitch drove over Westminster Road to check on the windmills, he got an unpleasant surprise. Instead of seven, he counted only six.
The top half of one of the 100-foot windmills, with its broken turbine and missing blades, lies on the ground at the Princeton Municipal Light Departmentwind site.
Officials at the Massachusetts Audubon Society said yesterday that, despite this week's decision by the powerful conservation group to conditionally endorse the controversial 130-turbine Cape Wind power project, the group will continue to consider other projects in the state on a case-by-case basis.