Articles from New Jersey

Wind turbine plan suffers setback again

The Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority's project to erect an energy-producing wind turbine, already a three-year effort, has suffered another setback. By an 8-0 vote, the Planning Board rejected the authority's application to redraw its property lines to include a roughly half-acre tract purchased from Jersey Central Power & Light Co., land the agency acquired for the wind turbine.
9 Dec 2010

Bill makes building of wind turbines on land almost impossible in New Jersey

When state Sen. Sean Kean saw the fierce opposition a proposed wind turbine stirred in his shore-area district, he came up with a solution: Bar the construction of industrial electricity-generating windmills within 2,000 feet of any residentially zoned land. But in the most densely populated state in the nation, environmentalists say it's a case of "not in my back yard" gone wild.
1 Dec 2010

BRSA seeks more space for turbine blades

Officials from the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) submitted an application to the Union Beach Planning Board seeking a variance to consolidate two lots owned by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) that abut the sewerage plant's property in the borough to provide clearance for the turbine, which is expected to be completed by January.
17 Nov 2010

Ocean Gate misled on windmill issue

The council would not have wasted $250,000 of taxpayers' money to save $1,629. The only reason the council approved the project was because of the claim of an 80 percent savings presented by Kennedy and Fry. Was their data false on purpose, to justify the windmill, or false by accident?
31 Oct 2010

Lawmakers back wind turbine bill

Rible said there are enough questions about the safety of siting turbines close to homes to merit caution. "As a state legislator, I can't sign off until I know for sure it won't affect people in the area," he said. Rible and Angelini also co-sponsored a resolution specifically opposing the National Guard Training Center project.
26 Oct 2010

Legislation may bar Sea Girt-Manasquan wind turbine; Plan for Guard site opposed

Residents of Sea Girt and Manasquan have loudly opposed the DMAVA's plans to build a federally funded 325-foot turbine at its National Guard Training Center, a state-owned parcel of land that lies between the two boroughs. Kean said the Office of Legislative Services in Trenton is researching laws in California, Illinois and Europe regarding turbine setback requirements.
17 Oct 2010

Will Wall Street get behind offshore wind?

Even if investors are convinced the ORECs are sufficient, there also are risks to developers when setting their prices. If set too high, no will buy the certificates, said Jeff Tittel, executive director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. If set too low, the project will fail on its economics, he said.
14 Oct 2010

Keyport joins opposition to wind turbine

While work has already begun on the turbine, specifically land excavation for the foundation of the structure, residents from several communities have raised concerns that the structure could pose significant health and public safety risks. The turbine will stand 380 feet tall once placed on a 262-foot-tall concrete pedestal.
29 Sep 2010

Construction begins for turbine; local residents call for halt

Despite the construction, residents from the neighborhood and surrounding communities are calling for the construction to halt, as well as for more study about the effects on wildlife, human health and property values. As of Sept. 20, Union Beach residents Bart and Susan Sutton over a two-week period had collected 300 signatures of people opposed to the erection of the turbine.
29 Sep 2010
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