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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
WAREHAM — At next month's special Town Meeting, voters will consider a bylaw allowing the construction of wind turbines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PRINCETON— Supporters and opponents of the pending windmill project will have another opportunity to have their voices heard, this time to the Department of Telecommunications and Energy, at a public hearing tonight.
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.
It is not necessary to sacrifice the privilege of Massachusetts' magnificent coastline which sustains us. In allowing the destruction of an ecological sanctuary like Nantucket Sound we will fail in our commitment to uphold the public trust placed in us to protect our coastline for future generations.
Ipswich should be focusing on how to get the average kwh cost down to 10 cents or less, not wasting time on some politically correct marginal trifle that will do nothing to achieve electric rate relief.