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Though BZA president Jerry Acres said the board doesn't have the ability to determine the property value guarantee, planning director Steve Edson said the board would dictate the terms of any property value guarantee. He said the county attorney would finalize the agreement with juwi's attorneys for board approval.
"The GAO report is just more evidence that the administration has no clue what drives a successful economy and job growth," said Paul Chesser, an associate fellow at the National Legal and Policy Center. "President Obama tried to build this economic sector, but the buyers didn't come. And now after the initial flurry, the ‘green jobs' are evaporating."
In two years, PSNH could not get even 150 customers to pay more each month to buy electricity from "green" sources. These programs raise utility bills by an average of 30 percent, according to NHPR. That is a steep premium to pay so your house can be powered by wind or solar instead of coal or nuclear power. That is why activists try to get governments to force people to go "green."
"While I fully appreciate the need for sustainable and renewable energy projects, they should not be allowed to compromise the viability and sustainability of parts of the county that are dependent on jobs and revenue from tourism. Another serious issue for concern is that Mayo County Council, as the planning authority, is not allowed to adjudicate on any of these proposals, and no individual or community has the right of appeal.
Because the Centrica turbines off the coast of Skegness are made in Denmark, workers from the region are being flown in daily to work on them. The demand has meant that Scandinavian Airlines will begin a six day a week service between Copenhagen and Humberside Airport in October.
The new figures are even worse than Q1's 1.6MW of new installations, effectively just one GE 1.6MW turbine. The next slackest period for wind power in the States was the first quarter of 2010, with 541MW of completed installations. The figure for the final quarter of 2012 was 8,380MW.
Ministers were last night criticised for funding billions of pounds-worth of green schemes and climate change programmes through levies on household gas and electricity bills rather than recouping the money directly from taxpayers. The Government's own estimates are that its policies will add 33pc to the average electricity price paid by households in 2020.
"Wausaukee only recently learned that the primary customer served by the Cuba City facility was closing one of its facilities and would no longer be ordering component parts from Cuba City," Trueman wrote. He also cited federal tax law changes and decreased investment in the wind energy industry.
Once the darling of the energy world, CBC News reporter Robert Jones reports that wind turbines in New Brunswick are expensive, unreliable and failing to meet production targets every year since coming online in the years 2008 to 2012. Duration: 1 minute 57 seconds
European and Chinese wind turbine makers are poised to do battle away from their domestic markets as the focus in the 60 billion euro ($85.6 billion) industry shifts to North America, Brazil and India. Hit by overcapacity and plunging prices in Europe and China's saturated markets, manufacturers of wind turbines are under pressure to find new areas of growth to boost single-digit profit margins.
It has been a chastening experience. The government failed to cut subsidies when renewables were booming, so the cuts have had to be draconian. It imposed no cap on new capacity and stood by while that grew uncontrollably (this also happened in Germany). The promised jobs have vanished.
The reason for their anger is said to be the fact that the new methodology yet again envisages priority purchasing of expensive renewable energy, which means that in cases of reduced electricity consumption, restrictions may be imposed to the output of all other types of energy plants except for green energy plants.
Under the law, German electricity users pay a charge that goes towards funding renewable energy generation. Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia believes that exemptions granted to some energy-intensive German companies from those charges run counter to EU law. The Commission plans to launch proceedings and also require companies to repay the charges they were exempted from in the past.
His motion was ‘that the county council urgently undertakes a wide-ranging study which considers the effect of existing and planned onshore windfarms on our tourism industry. This is crucial in order to determine the impact such large-scale development may have on our local businesses and visitor perception'.
"The economic crisis and the absence of a stable regulatory framework have slowed domestic demand," the group said, stressing the lack of activity in its Spanish sites. Spain's Gamesa, which is among the industry's world leaders, gave the same reasons as it laid off 606 of its 4,800 staff in Spain and closed two blade factories in recent months.
The footprint of the project runs about 11 miles from north to south and six miles from east to west. But it is not the size of the footprint that concerns PSC members. "I've never seen a project with as many people inside the project that are not participants," Kalk said. The map of the project includes about 16 quarter sections of land not participating in the project.
The $1 billion figure covers the cost of new wind farms, natural gas power plants to provide power when the wind isn't blow and transmission lines, Dave Lock, Tri-State's senior manager for government relations told a new committee Wednesday. ...Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, said that "in a perfect world" the committee would have been convened to reach consensus on the issues a year ago.
A new group trying to rally opposition to Cape Wind is being run by the owner of an ice cream shop located on a quiet back road in Kingston, N.H., several towns over from the Massachusetts border
"As Queensland Energy Minister Mark McArdle has pointed out, the RET [renewable energy target] and the carbon tax now make up 18.9 percent of the average $1900 annual electricity bill. "That's for domestic power bills. It's many times more expensive to operate a modern, mechanised farm and food-processing business.
As electricity bills soar and Germany's transition to renewables falters, patience is wearing thin. Many companies complain of the high costs, and fear a threat to their existence.