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Delaware Township adopts rules regulating wind energy systems

It sets parameters for permitting, installation and potential abandonment. For instance, setbacks will be based upon a wind tower's height. Those 35 feet tall or shorter will be held to general township setback requirements, while those 35 to 70 feel tall will require a setback twice the township standard. Systems 105 to 120 feet will need a setback four times the township standard.
17 Feb 2012

The answer's not blowing in the wind

"People says the sound is like sneakers in the dryer or a threshing plant or a jet that never lands," she said. "If you close the windows and doors to keep out the noise, things are still going to vibrate." The tips of the turbine blades can reach speeds of 150 mph, killing lots of migrating birds.
12 Feb 2012

Company awaiting approval for offshore wind farm plan

Fishermen's Energy of Cape May wants to build the wind farm about 2.8 miles off Atlantic City. It plans to erect five wind turbines that would produce up to 25 megawatts, capable of powering about 10,000 homes. The company hopes that the state Board of Public Utilities will issue a decision on its proposal by March.
16 Jan 2012

Towns raising concern over turbine transport

"The concern the council has, and that includes myself, is that Matawan is a historic municipality dating back 325 years. I am not saying the roads are that old, but they are pretty close to it," Matawan Mayor Paul Buccellato said at the Borough Council's Dec. 19 meeting.
4 Jan 2012

Hazlet, Union Beach may pull out of BRSA

The relationship between Union Beach and BRSA has been strained by the sewerage authority’s plans to erect a 386-foottall wind turbine, which the borough opposes. Union Beach and BRSA have traded legal actions and, according to court documents, oral arguments could be heard in January.
4 Jan 2012

Matawan raises concerns over turbine transport

Municipalities along the transport route for a wind turbine bound for Union Beach are not yet on board with the transport of 200 tons of components through their borders. "The concern the council has, and that includes myself, is that Matawan is a historic municipality dating back 325 years.
28 Dec 2011

NJ 'green' technology leaders face unclear future

"We have different pots of money as incentives,'' Franzini told the crowd. But Gov. Chris Christie recommended scaling back the state's renewable goals in his draft Energy Master Plan issued earlier this year, and also said the state should shift some of its future initiatives onto new natural gas facilities.
26 Oct 2011

Boro wants turbine appeal heard sooner

The Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority's (BRSA) plan to install the turbine in Union Beach has been fought in the courts all year, but the borough's motion to accelerate asks the court to schedule oral arguments as soon as all briefing is completed, scheduled for Nov. 3.
12 Oct 2011
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