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FLORIDA — A tax agreement between PPM Energy and the towns of Florida and Monroe could prevent costly disputes about the land used for Hoosac Wind LLC, a proposal for 20 wind turbines on Bakke Mountain and Crum Hill.
Yarmouth leaders must now come up with alternative sites for a wind turbine project after the Federal Aviation Administration ruled that the proposed structures, within two miles of Barnstable Municipal Airport, would be a ''presumed hazard.''
They pepper remote California hillsides, loom over west Texas fields and one even spins in the face of South Shore commuters driving through Dorchester on I-93.
Important changes to wind turbine approval process: The wind turbine project will now have at least a three phase approval process.
HANCOCK — A proposed amendment to the town's zoning bylaw would restrict the height of cell phone towers and wind turbines to 120 feet, effectively prohibiting additional commercial wind energy projects.
WAREHAM — A wind turbine could power four town buildings if a proposal wins approval.
If the good people of Florida would question the developers, the politicians who fast-track this project, the facts, and the integrity of the siting process with this type of intensity instead of attacking anyone who participates in the public process, this project would never be built.
HARWICH --- When Bill and Tina Maloney look out their window they can see the blades of a wind turbine on the abutting Cape Cod Regional Technical High School spinning in the sky, capturing wind and converting it into electricity.
WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The nation's most-advanced offshore wind proposal may be stymied by language in the Coast Guard Reauthorization bill, now in conference committee, the project's head says.
IPSWICH — A Town Meeting warrant article to approve design and construction of a wind turbine on Town Farm Road has run afoul of an obscure law, but the collision may not prove fatal.
Mark Rodgers, communications director of Cape Wind, says it’s "almost a sleazy way of trying to enact policy."
WASHINGTON --Massachusetts U.S. Rep. William Delahunt is asking for a hearing on whether the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm's 130 turbines could hamper civilian and military radar systems in the area, possibly endangering homeland security.
MONROE - An Oregon-based company has bought the right to develop one of New England's largest and most advanced wind-power projects here, plus another large project nearby in southern Vermont.
A Capitol Hill amendment that would likely kill the Nantucket Sound wind farm has met with stiff opposition from Senate leaders behind closed doors, according to Washington sources.
Massachusetts has an ambitious goal for renewable-energy development but no realistic plan or guidelines to reach it. The result is a free-for-all with the state lavishing money on wind-power development in the Berkshires, investors and other states benefiting from the largess, and Berkshire towns and residents left in the dark as to the real consequences for our community, our economy, and our beautiful mountains.Editor's Note: Eleanor Tillinghast is head of Green Berkshires, Inc., an environmental group based in western Massachusetts.
Construction baron Jay Cashman is planning to invest at least $500 million in two wind-powered developments off the Massachusetts coast - the first of what could be a multibillion-dollar wind enterprise for his Quincy firm.
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.
A leading opponent of the controversial Cape Wind development proposed for Nantucket Sound has come out against a pending move to kill the project in Congress.
...the MEA Report can be used to estimate the value (avoided emissions) of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) by providing both REC suppliers and stakeholders with information that can be used to communicate the environmental benefits of RECs and works to enhance the overall REC marketplace. Editor's Note: As noted below under Methodology [emphasis added], this report appears to substantiate the point that wind energy would not backdown "baseload" generation.
FALL RIVER -- Representatives from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative will meet with city officials today to discuss the possibility of using wind power to meet some of Fall River’s energy needs.