Articles from West Virginia
For months, supporters and opponents of a proposed 124-turbine wind project in Greenbrier County have dueled through news releases and letters to the state Public Service Commission.
The public service commission is hearing from 150 people who have an opinion about the wind farm.
ABOUT 5,000 years ago, the Egyptians figured out how to use the wind to move their ships. Later the Persians first harnessed the power of the wind to turn a piece of machinery.
FAIRLEA — Greenbrier residents came out en masse Tuesday for public hearings on the controversial 124-turbine wind farm proposed for northern Greenbrier County.
LEWISBURG — West Virginia is well regarded as the “mountain state,” but could it become known as the “wind farm state” in the near future?
LEWISBURG — One environmental concern over the proposed 124-turbine wind farm slated for northern Greenbrier County is the number of birds and bats killed each year by the blades of the nearly 400-foot-tall structures, but whether bats can put a halt to the $300 million project remains to be seen.
Heated debate surrounds Greenbrier County plan
A Grant County Circuit judge this week dismissed a lawsuit that tried to block the construction of a 200-turbine wind project near Mount Storm, a decision wind energy proponents predict will pave the way for the approval of proposed wind farms across the state.
Grant County property owners will appear at the Mineral County Courthouse in Keyser today to argue against a 400-foot-tall windpower project NedPower/Shell plans to build at Mount Storm.
Rural Tucker County, W.Va., has 44 mountaintop windmills. They're tall enough that their rotating blades can be seen for miles, and loud enough that their whooshing sound is heard in the nearby hollows.
It’s just not necessary for Greenbrier County to surrender to a highly questionable technology that cannot deliver what it promises.
AKRON, Ohio, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) announced it has entered into 20-year agreements to purchase the combined 250- megawatt (MW) output of two new wind power generation projects being developed in West Virginia by US Wind Force, LLC, a renewable energy company based in Wexford, Pennsylvania, and its joint venture partner Padoma Wind Power, LLC, based in La Jolla, California.
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.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A 330-mile electric transmission line proposed by Allegheny Energy this week would begin in northern West Virginia and pass through Weirton, Morgantown, Dominion Power's Mount Storm power plant and Berkeley County before ending in Frederick County, Md.
In the near future, at least 10 wind mills will be constructed on Green Mountain (Hoover Hollow).
LEWISBURG — If you can’t decide whether wind turbines are an abomination on the land or an answer to rising energy costs, you can now thumb through 340 pages of the siting application submitted to the Public Service Commission by Chicago-based Invenergy.
A proposed $300 million wind farm project has come under fire from three Greenbrier County lawmakers in the form of bills introduced in both the House and Senate which could result in a major blow to Chicago-based developer Invenergy.
Stopping a $300 million wind farm project in Greenbrier County by forcing the state Public Service Commission to adopt regulations for the huge windmills on mountain ridges is a priority for the county’s senator.
The Beech Ridge Wind Farm has agreed to use local union workers to construct and maintain the proposed $300 million wind farm project in Greenbrier County, the company and union officials announced on Thursday.
The state Public Service Commission has scheduled two public hearings on a proposed Greenbrier County wind farm and ordered information about the project be available for review throughout Greenbrier and Nicholas counties.