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Ford County will soon be able to harness the Kansas wind with the construction of a wind farm north of Spearville.
In addition to the issue of scale, there are risks to jobs and the local economy, as well as questions about what a project this size might do to property values. These are reasonable questions that have yet to be answered.
FLORIDA — An international energy company with a proven track record in massive wind-power projects has purchased the rights to the Hoosac Wind Project, despite its current legal limbo.
Wind power projects of the magnitude proposed on our ridgelines would drastically affect the character of our state and do little or nothing to alleviate the problems of acid rain and greenhouse warming.
Leonhard states that the well-meaning hybrid car owners are driving "an expensive symbol that they are worried about our planet, rather than a true solution." The same can be said for industrial wind on Vermont ridgelines. It would be a very expensive symbol, while allowing polluters to continue to pollute elsewhere, slowing the growth in the average air pollution, but not reducing it significantly.
County Commissioners approved a reinvestment zone and tax abatement for AES Seawest, Inc., following a public hearing on the matter held Wednesday morning.
ALTONA -- The Town of Altona now has a wind-energy law in place, and Noble Environmental has submitted a wind-farm application there.
SPANISH FORK - A slow-moving project to create Utah's first wind farm could grind to a halt this spring. A group of residents unimpressed with the idea of 300-foot-high turbines whirling overhead at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon will ask the City Council next week for a six-month moratorium on the project.
PORTSMOUTH -- Town officials are trying to secure $25,000 to study the feasibility of installing wind turbines at the middle school and high school to offset energy costs.
NEWARK — Wind turbines and geothermal energy may help power an alternative-energy-based industrial park that Wayne County economic planners want to see built in the village.
I invite the wind energy proponents living along Vermont's "Great Lake" to pony up and put their money where their mouth is.
As the state's top attorney, Reilly would normally lead the board's defense against an appeal filed by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound when the Supreme Judicial Court in Suffolk County begins its review of the appeal in the next few months, with hearings expected later in the year. Instead, Reilly, who opposes the Cape Wind plan, has recused himself and appointed a special assistant attorney general from outside his office to represent the state board against charges that its approval process contained "procedural and substantive" flaws.
MONTEREY— Highland New Wind Development’s attorneys have formally requested the company’s application process to step along in time for construction of its wind turbines to begin this year.
The Rocky Mountain Front - home to spectacular wildlife habitat and rugged ranchland - may also be the perfect setting for wind farms of the future, a panel of speakers told the Golden Triangle Pachyderm Club in Choteau recently.
Many other members of the church feel the same as I do. When we spoke to the council members, they stated that our insurance would not cover this damage and wondered whom you approach to pay for it.
AUGUSTA -- A bill that allows the Maine Public Utilities Commission to pull Maine out of the New England power grid won endorsements from several large manufacturers at a legislative hearing Wednesday, but opponents warned that it could hurt Maine consumers in the long run.
What effects will the wind turbines have on the hills and bluffs that provide “landscape beauty” to Monroe County? The hills and bluffs will have lost the quintessential ingredient of "landscape beauty" which I call "character.”
CHERRY VALLEY - Cherry Valley town supervisor Tom Garretson said Wednesday that he would not rule out the possibility of a moratorium on wind turbines in the town.
It would be foolish to enact any legislation promoting wind power prior to the completion of objective studies of where turbines could be located and what the actual benefits and environmental tradeoffs might be.
Magical interviews science editor and writer Eric Rosenbloom for answer to some of Cape Wind's pesky and misleading promises.