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Average wind speeds in northwestern Minnesota are highest during October whereas in the south of the state they are strongest in March and April. The least windy month for the entire state appears to be August.
The Kittitas County Planning Commission on Monday voted 5-0 to recommend denial of the Kittitas Valley Wind Power Project proposed for 12 miles northwest of Ellensburg.
State officials are looking for a few farmers to test the wind with more than a wet index finger. Michigan State University will place five anemometers around the state to measure wind velocity, the first step in gauging whether wind generators are feasible statewide.
As a boat angler who haunts Nantucket Sound, I'm especially concerned about its fish resources. Yet whenever I have sought solace from Cape Wind and the Corps in the form of cogent answers to my questions, I've gotten only what they hope to harness--wind.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Developers have announced plans for a wind energy project in northwest Missouri's Gentry County.
CENTERVILLE — Winds of change are blowing through Centerville as the town board investigates the pros and cons of the citing of a wind farm on its ridges.
Hugh Barr, spokesman for the Quartz Hill Reserve Charitable Trust, announced today that the Trust has appealed the decision of the Commissioners of the Wellington City and Regional Councils, on Meridian Energy’s 70 turbine “West Wind” windfarm at Makara.
Campaigners fighting plans for six wind turbines near a mountain bike centre in south Wales are looking to visitors to back their fight to stop the scheme.
FLORIDA — Hearings on the proposed Hoosac Wind power project that began in August will be continued next week in Boston.
The 80m (262ft) structures were planned for land at Den Brook, but West Devon Borough Council received nearly 3,000 letters of objection.
The people of Kewaunee County learned their lessons the hard way.
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.
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 trend of companies proposing offshore energy facilities around Long Island makes Robert Weltner anxious.
Key to Enron's success was deregulation of the electricity market, so that it could more easily be manipulated by developers and brokers such as Enron without having to worry about the whole expensive package of energy delivery, i.e., infrastructure maintenance. They also transformed wind power from an experimental alternative in tune with the environment into an industry that mocks environmental concerns.
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.
The Nationals' Member for Burrinjuck, Katrina Hodgkinson, is working to overturn the approval of the Taralga wind farm near Goulburn in southern New South Wales.
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.
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.