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SunEdison cash reserves shrinking amid lawsuits, canceled deal

“Put simply, SunEdison has tried to run too quickly -- seeking hyper growth at the same time capital markets are challenged -- constraining their balance sheet,” Jobin said in a research note Thursday when he downgraded the company’s shares to the equivalent of hold. The company got another downgrade Friday from Janney Montgomery Scott, also to the equivalent of hold.
20 Feb 2016

Winds of change for Brown County?

County board Supervisor Erik Hoyer wants the Board of Health to focus on other issues. He's proposing  a new plan that would create a group of supervisors, citizens, physicians and scientists working together on this issue. ...by creating this group, he claims "we're able to better address the citizens who are impacted by the wind turbines."
18 Feb 2016

Lawmakers discuss local control over renewable energy

Lawmakers concerned by a growing revolt against wind and solar projects are considering ways to give locals more control over the decision-making process. The Senate Energy Committee met Wednesday to examine the roles of the Public Service Board, regional planning commissions and municipalities regarding siting of renewable energy projects.
18 Feb 2016

As wind turbines grow, so does transportation challenge

The Department of Energy reports a 1,000-mile truck trip can run more than $20,000. Considering the average wind turbine now runs $3.3 million, that's a relatively small piece of the overall cost. But multiply the trucking bill by the three blades per turbine and the 100 turbines that might make up a wind farm, and the pricetag rises quickly.
18 Feb 2016

As wind turbines grow, so does transportation challenge

The Department of Energy reports a 1,000-mile truck trip can run more than $20,000. Considering the average wind turbine now runs $3.3 million, that's a relatively small piece of the overall cost. But multiply the trucking bill by the three blades per turbine and the 100 turbines that might make up a wind farm, and the pricetag rises quickly.
18 Feb 2016

Jacob calls for CPUC investigation of high EMF levels in Alpine along Powerlink Route

Update:  SDG&E, the Alpine Union High School District, Supervisor Dianne Jacob and the Alpine Community Planning Group have all issued responses to the community concerns. You can read their statements here, along with info on new test results of EMF levels at Alpine Elementary School taken on order of county education officials; the results offer some reassurance to parents: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/alpine-powerlink-concerns-spark-responses 
18 Feb 2016

PSB rejects solar project for the first time 'in recent memory'

The board determined the Bennington project failed the “Quechee test,” which requires that a proposal conform to a “clear, written community standard intended to preserve the aesthetics or scenic beauty of the area.” Bennington’s town plan contains four such standards that apply to that specific location, the board said, and New York-based Chelsea Solar’s project would have violated three.
18 Feb 2016

Public speaks on wind farm regulations

Area residents concerned recently-recommended wind energy regulations aren’t restrictive enough spoke at the Gage County Board of Supervisor’s meeting Wednesday. Five people spoke during the public hearing portion of the meeting, all in favor of more restrictive regulations.
17 Feb 2016

Wind developer renews several land leases in Clayton, Orleans, Brownville and Lyme

The developer of the Horse Creek wind project recently renewed and updated several land leases across towns of Clayton, Orleans, Brownville and Lyme, according to Jefferson County property records. Records show that Iberdrola Renewables has finalized 15 such lease agreements this year under the name of its subsidiary, Atlantic Wind LLC. Those agreements — all recorded by the county in February — re-establish lease agreements dating back to 2006.
17 Feb 2016

Special Report: An Ill Wind

"it's a constant stress -- and you feel it, and you hear it. ... it drives me nuts," said Joan Lagerman, who lives among the 88 turbines in Fond Du Lac county. "When you leave and get away from it, you don't have the pressures, you don't have the headaches, you don't have the ringing of the ears, those kinds of things, you cant sleep at night."
17 Feb 2016

FWS reinstates 5-year limit on permits to kill eagles

The American Bird Conservancy, an advocacy group whose successful challenge of the 30-year permits prompted today's rule, welcomed the change and is cautiously optimistic ..."We look forward to seeing the results of the Environmental Impact Statement that is currently underway and hope that it results in a more science-based approach to eagle management," he added. "Our nation's national bird, the iconic eagle, deserves this level of attention."
16 Feb 2016

http://www.windaction.org/posts?location=USA&p=178
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