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After an Iberdrola representative questioned the integrity of a Nov. 8 vote regarding a proposed 28-turbine wind farm in Windham and Grafton, second-home owners in Windham have decided to delay the results of their opinion poll until after Election Day.
Ten property owners have asked the Select Board to negotiate a land buyout agreement with a wind farm developer should the project be approved.
“Unless these projects win overpriced, mandated government contracts, the market cannot support them,” said Chris O’Neil, a spokesman for Friends of Maine’s Mountains. “They’re taking a risk that they are purchasing a performing asset. It may or may not happen.”
Noble is a holding company for seven wind parks in New York and Texas, capable of generating 726 megawatts of energy. The wind-power company’s subsidiaries, which own and operate the seven wind farms, didn’t file for bankruptcy. Among Noble Environmental’s most valuable assets, according to court papers, are $691 million in so-called net operating losses, which a reorganized company can use to offset future taxes.
With outside developers looking to build a wind farm in Clayton and surrounding municipalities, town officials felt the need to draft a new local law that would help regulate the development of wind energy projects.
In a nugget of very good news for the renewable energy sector, a survey of 163 wind energy experts has found that in the coming decades, the cost of electricity generated by wind should plunge, by between 24 and 30 percent by the year 2030, and even further by the middle of the century.
Town officials say they may not meet a developer-imposed deadline to vote on the controversial Stiles Brook Wind Project proposal.
Facing the prospect of having seven 499-foot industrial turbines built on their prized Rocky Ridge hillside, local residents stood with Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott to declare opposition to the project.
Settlement also advances date Pawnee-Daniels Park transmission line will be functioning
The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a challenge of the way state officials approved a wind farm in Champaign County.
The Planning Board received an extension to develop a wind energy facility ordinance for the town Tuesday night.
A group opposed to wind power incentives said Oklahoma's budget could be on the hook for as much as $5.2 billion in future claims through 2030 if the state's zero-emissions tax credit is allowed to continue, an amount the wind industry said is highly inflated.
The zoning commission voted to entirely prohibit “commercial wind energy conversion systems” in Clinton County on Thursday, September 1 ...Before the ban can go into effect, it will need to be approved by the Clinton County Commissioners.
Second home owners in Windham say they will hold their own referendum on a proposed commercial wind project, even though the project developer has refused to consider their votes.
With the debate over wind energy and wind farms still ongoing in Fayette, Rush and Henry counties, one area Economic Development Corporation has made the decision this week to no longer pursue future wind development.
The Department of Public Service wants Vermonters to make sacrifices to meet the state’s ambitious alternative energy goals. Giving up some rural landscapes for solar arrays, sharing cars and driving less, and generally using less cheap oil and gas are all in order if the state has any hope of achieving 90 percent renewable energy usage by 2050.
A proposed wind farm near Avon has pulled its application for a state permit, one week after nearly 300 people attended a sharply divided public hearing for the project.
Rhode Island is tiny and densely populated. And people who like the idea of wind energy in the abstract rarely want it near their own backyards ...Pacheco's neighbors said their concerns include noise, maintenance and "shadow flicker," the blinking effect that occurs when the sun rises or sets behind the spinning blades.
The New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation issued an open letter to Henry County officials Tuesday stating that the EDC will no longer pursue future wind development within the county. The letter was signed by New Castle-Henry County EDC President and Chief Executive Officer Corey Murphy and approved by the EDC’s executive board. The letter can be downloaded by clicking the document icon on this page. The full text of the letter is provided below.
As a retired engineer, I find it hard to justify wind farms from an economic, aesthetic or environmental perspective. ...We need to tread carefully before jumping on the renewable-energy bandwagon.