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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.
We strongly believe energy efficiency has a critical role in Vermont's energy future. And we support increasing the budget for efficiency as long as additional dollars are first targeted to areas of the state where additional efficiency investments help avoid costly expenditures on the state's electrical system.
WINDHAM -- At town meeting, voters here allowed the town to use $22,679 in revenue for legal fees related to a proposed wind energy development on the ridgeline of Glebe Mountain.
READSBORO — In an informal survey, voters overwhelmingly supported the expansion of the Searsburg wind facility into Readsboro.
SPANISH FORK — Residents, developers and city officials in Spanish Fork are inching closer to a mutual agreement that would relocate a planned wind farm that has generated the ire of homeowners near the area where it was originally planned to be built.
SUTTON -- Reports of the death of town meeting have been greatly exaggerated, Sutton voters reminded Vermont on Tuesday.
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.
The Tehachapi City Council has conditionally withdrawn an earlier objection to a 445-foot-tall wind turbine proposed to be erected north of Highway 58 and east of the city.
FALLS TOWNSHIP, Pa., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced the Spanish wind-energy company Gamesa Corp. is expanding operations in Pennsylvania by investing another $34 million to open three new modern manufacturing centers on 20-plus acres of U.S. Steel's former Fairless Hills industrial site. The company previously had invested $40 million in Pennsylvania, including funding for another manufacturing facility, its first in North America.
Now if you are successful in scaring the mountain scenery giant wind turbines, you will help drive away those residents and visitors who value Vermont's treasured scenic resources.
EPHRATA -- The Grant County Public Utility District's Board of Commissioners agreed Monday that Energy Northwest should proceed with phase three of its Nine Canyon Wind Project. To proceed, Energy Northwest is required by law to obtain approval from a majority of its member public utilities in Washington, including Grant County PUD.
If a NIMBY is someone who fights to protect health and safety, wind and property rights, property values, and tax dollars of the residence of this county, or if a NIMBY is someone concerned about the general welfare of neighbors, then yes, I am a NIMBY.
The Assembly endorsed 94-0 an energy bill that would require 10% of the state's electricity to be generated by wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable energy sources by 2015.
A House of Delegates committee restored local authority over the location of energy-related facilities when it amended a Senate bill creating a state energy plan yesterday.
Spanish Fork Mayor Joe Thomas said he is feeling cautiously optimistic walking into tonight's City Council meeting.
Sutton was in the spotlight on Town Meeting Day. They hauled out a few extra chairs. They poured more coffee. And prepared to debate article six. Sutton voters are being asked if they would support a wind farm on their ridge lines. Some took issue with the approach of UPC, the out of state company proposing the wind farm.
LEMPSTER — The House will consider legislation today establishing a committee to study the effects of wind farms, a vote that could shape the future of wind energy in New Hampshire.
Wind power projects of the magnitude proposed on our ridge lines would drastically affect the character of our state and do little or nothing to alleviate the problems of acid rain and greenhouse warming. Maybe Vince should listen to his colleagues. Some of them might know as much or more than he does.
As the state’s newspaper, the Gazette owes to its readers the effort to become informed as to the facts of the impending environmental disaster that is about to destroy our greatest natural resource, rather than simply parroting the wind industry’s false claims, as so many woefully uninformed newspapers and commentators have done.
BARTON – A popular state-owned beach in the Northeast Kingdom will have a clear view of some proposed wind power turbines, and that has some opponents concerned.