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The idea of a wind turbine to power Town Hall was ruled out, however, as was turning to hydroelectric generation at Mill Pond Dam, but the committee recommendations on lighting at Town Hall, Rowe Elementary School, and other town buildings produced energy savings.
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SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson is proposing to create a quasi-government authority to plan and finance construction of new electric transmission lines in hopes of encouraging more renewable energy production in the state.
Wind energy is another one of those ideas that captures the media's attention and the hearts of some in the environmental movement. Yet, it is costly, inefficient, and not even able to put a dent in our long-term energy needs. Companies like Whole Foods may generate increased profits from their own embrace of wind power, but for the rest of us it's all nothing but hot air.
The people of Kewaunee County learned their lessons the hard way.
Wisconsin ranks eighth in the nation in terms of potential job gains that could be linked to an expansion of renewable energy, a report released Tuesday says. The report surveyed sectors of the economy that could be tapped for expansion as development of renewable energy - whether wind, solar, geothermal or biomass - expands.
The trend of companies proposing offshore energy facilities around Long Island makes Robert Weltner anxious.
In His State Of The Union Address, President Bush Outlined The Advanced Energy Initiative To Help Break America's Dependence On Foreign Sources Of Energy. The President has set a national goal of replacing more than 75% of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025.
TULSA, Okla., Jan 31, 2006 -- BUSINESS WIRE Syntroleum Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNM) and Sustec AG, a private company based in Basel, Switzerland, announced today ....a joint venture aimed at converting coal and other carbonaceous materials such as petroleum-coke, residual fuel oil and biomass into ultra-clean fuels.
This letter was written by the law firm Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal to the United States Dept. of Interior and the United States Fish & Wildlife Service on behalf of National Wind Watch, the Humane Society of the United States, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and Juniata Valley Audubon concerning the Fish & Wildlife Service's intention to convene a committee to engage in a 'collaborative process' to revise the Fish & Wildlife's Interim Guidance on Avoiding and Minimizing Wildlife Impacts from Wind Turbines.
WASHINGTON — Trying to calm anxieties about soaring energy costs, President Bush is using his State of the Union address this week to focus on a package of energy of proposals aimed at bringing fuel-saving technologies out of the lab and into use.
Windmills can create many vibrations and sounds at different frequencies depending on their size, the wind speed, whether the windmills are operating synchronously (in tandem or not); and whether the noise “beats” or throbs. The noise does not have to be loud to be disturbing. Pulsating low frequency noise can be very disturbing, especially at night when you are trying to sleep. Editor's Note: Don Bly cautions readers that while he has done his homework "I should not be quoted as being a sound or noise expert".
Selectman Audrey Hearne said the state Legislature may impose a moratorium on wind development and proposed legislation requiring the state to help towns with legal fees for parties in the permit process is also pending.
The bottom line is simply that the cost of power from wind farms turns out to be more than twice as expensive as power from conventional sources. You may not see this in your electrical bill but be assured it will be in your tax bill.
This means that concerned citizens from all over the state who love our Maine mountains must make themselves aware of this outrageous proposal, as well as the larger question of uncontrolled wind power development and the damage it will cause.
Opponents and supporters of the Penobscot Mountain Wind Farm in Bear Creek Township will continue to outline their arguments tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
For those who live among the towers, the consequences of the development are palpable. The construction required building new roads and widening existing ones to make room for oversize vehicles. Hundreds of workers moved into town or stayed in trailers on the job site during the summer rush. The rural landscape was transformed into an industrial setting. Where stands of poplars and fields of corn and hay covered the plateau, the smooth lines of the light gray towers and steady rotation of the rotors now define the view. And the noises changed. The unobstructed wind has always been the dominant sound on the plateau. Now, the whoosh of the wind is mixed with the hum of the machines and a mechanical whomp of the blades turning.
The bill would basically tell people, especially those who in the past objected to the siting of natural gas transmission lines and windmills, to go fly a kite.