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“The application of the Atlantic Wind should be denied as filed as it does not comply with the not-to-exceed sound standard under the Penn Forest Zoning Ordinance; would establish a second principal use of the land in contravention of the (ordinance); and that no hardship was shown for a service building in the R-2 District." ...Schwab also wrote that the turbines would create a second, illegal use on the property. The ordinance states that a lot in the residential district can only have one principal use.
More than $40 million has been spent to fight for and against a ballot initiative that would change the future of Arizona’s energy mix. Proposition 127 has also been the subject of an Arizona Supreme Court lawsuit and a battle over claims that language from the Attorney General’s Office undermined the initiative.
The company said that the gradual sunset of wind production tax credits starting after 2020 is “certainly a key consideration” that adds some urgency to its push to build up its wind resources.
Clark said he is recommending the turbine setback to stay at least six times the turbines' height away from neighboring properties. He said a wind energy development company could work around those restrictions by proposing a wind farm with shorter turbines, or seeking waivers from neighboring properties, according to Friday county documents.
The terms of the lease were set in September 2016, when all three companies vying for state offshore wind contracts committed to use the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal under the same terms if they were selected.
One generation of elites forced open-pit mining onto southern Appalachia, and another is forcing grotesque wind turbines onto northern Appalachia. The connection is powerlessness, and the belief of one group of people that they have the right to destroy the homeland of another group of people. We are a dumping ground, and no one will hear our voice.
Wind farm opponents aren’t interested in improving siting issues. They’d rather stop all energy infrastructure from being built, writes William Murray of the R Street Institute.
For every flawed study the Big Wind industry presents with no real loss of property value resulting from massive turbines, there are 10 more studies indicating that is definitely not the case.
The state Public Service Commission on Thursday ruled that no further review of the proposed sale of Noble Environmental Power’s New York wind generating facilities was needed, clearing the way for the sale of six wind farms — including the company’s facilities in Eagle and Wethersfield.
Maine's next leader has the potential to alter the state's priorities, and each of the four candidates has distinctive views on renewables, regulations and CMP's proposal in western Maine.
A study by the University of Michigan (Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping Project) showed Lake Ontario to be one of the most stressed great lakes and asked, “why would we want to introduce more stress to the lake” through this wind mill project? “I am worried about the loss of a world-class fishery,” she said. “We should not allow large corporations to take any more chances with our environment.”
Chester said those supporting green wind energy don’t understand the opposition. “We may not be politically correct for opposing wind turbines. But they don’t live next to them,” he said.
A little more than 10 years ago, Madison County approved two conditional-use permits for wind towers to measure wind speeds to see if the areas were suitable for construction and operation of a wind farm.
Farmersville residents packed the Farmersville Fire Hall Thursday night for a public hearing on a proposed new local law on wind turbines to accommodate the Alle-Catt Wind Farm spanning five towns in three counties. Most speakers were either opposed to the wind turbines, or asked for stricter limits on setbacks and noise.
The ongoing wind farm project has been the object of controversy and complaints for months, and residents at the health board meeting attempted to share specific health-based complaints. One resident said the the World Health Organization commented on acceptable noise from wind turbines, stating that 45 decibels is the maximum level that should be allowed.
An application for wind farm construction was approved Wednesday by the McDonough County Board. Capital Power intends to break ground next year on its Cardinal Pointe project in McDonough and Warren counties.
On Friday, the federal Interior Department took the first steps to enable companies to lease waters in Central and Northern California for wind projects. If all goes as the state’s regulators and utilities expect, floating windmills could begin producing power within six years.
The fire was confined to electrical equipment on the first floor, said Fire Chief Andy Theriault afterwards. “There was no extension,” he added. Theriault said smoke filled up the tower and eventually vented from the top of the 260-foot structure.
Township officials from around Michigan and a group of about 300 citizens gathered Tuesday in Bay County at a forum where they heard from a speaker critical of wind energy.
HOUNSFIELD — Discussions pertaining to a cable that will transfer electricity from the controversial Galloo Island Wind project to the electric grid drew fewer arguments and more inquiries from residents Tuesday.