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Equally undemocratic is the revolution in local government brought about by the rules from Mr Prescott which allow "monitoring officers" to exclude any councillor from debates in which they are deemed to have a "prejudicial interest". This includes any councillor who has previously expressed any view on the issue, or even who can be shown to have discussed it with members of the public before it comes up for debate.
A SECOND wind farm of giant turbines could be built in South Gloucestershire as the drive for renewable energy sources gathers momentum. Spanish-owned Gamesa Energy is seeking planning consent to build a test turbine at Walning Farm, at Olveston, to check the potential of the site for generating electricity.
With a budgeted $480,000 for district fuel costs in 2007, Chariho could be making a jump into alternative energy in the near future.
Slippery Rock University and Pine hope the answer to high energy prices may be blowing in the wind. The state university and the north suburban municipality both have projects in the works to harness wind power to meet some of their electricity needs.
NEWTOWN County Councillor Bob Mills has been barred by Powys County Council from discussing or voting on Wind Farm planning applications.
A provision tucked into a massive Coast Guard authorization bill could stop the Cape Wind debate in its tracks.
WASHINGTON - Inside the Beltway, he's made his name as a champion for tapping oil resources in his own state - and for telling the federal government to butt out.
SOUTH LONDONDERRY — Residents decided Friday night to hold a secret, all-day ballot in a week on whether the town should support commercial wind development on Glebe Mountain.
Cape Wind is no more than a feel-good boondoggle, cleverly capitalizing on America's emerging right-headed desire to develop alternative energy sources.
AIRTRICITY, the renewable energy firm, has decided to withdraw from the residential electricity market, citing “market and regulatory failure”.
BATH | The potential for the wind industry in Steuben County is booming, with federal tax credits fueling plans for more than 250 skyscraper-sized wind turbines along the rural hillsides.
EAGLE HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Miscommunications may have helped to widen a potentially irreparable rift this week between Keweenaw County officials and Lowell, Mich.-based Mackinaw Power, LLC. The county has been in contract negotiations with the power company regarding possible wind turbine use on the north face of Mt. Horace Greeley in Eagle Harbor Township.
SUTTON -- UPC Vermont Wind Project Manager Tim Caffyn said Friday he has offered $100,000 in annual town tax payments if Sutton officials support the company's proposal for six wind turbines. He said he also has offered $300,000 in yearly town tax payments to neighboring Sheffield, where his company wants to put up 20 wind turbines.
Monstrous. Colossal. Shocking. These are a few words Spanish Fork residents are using to describe a set of five wind turbines that are scheduled to tower in the community -- unless they can change the City Council's mind.
NEWARK — Wind turbines and geothermal energy may help power an alternative-energy-based industrial park that Wayne County economic planners want to see built in the village.
OPPONENTS of plans to build a wind farm in the heart of the picturesque South Pennines were celebrating last night after council officers recommended that planning permission should be refused.
SPANISH FORK - A slow-moving project to create Utah's first wind farm could grind to a halt this spring. A group of residents unimpressed with the idea of 300-foot-high turbines whirling overhead at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon will ask the City Council next week for a six-month moratorium on the project.
Leonhard states that the well-meaning hybrid car owners are driving "an expensive symbol that they are worried about our planet, rather than a true solution." The same can be said for industrial wind on Vermont ridgelines. It would be a very expensive symbol, while allowing polluters to continue to pollute elsewhere, slowing the growth in the average air pollution, but not reducing it significantly.
FLORIDA — An international energy company with a proven track record in massive wind-power projects has purchased the rights to the Hoosac Wind Project, despite its current legal limbo.
I invite the wind energy proponents living along Vermont's "Great Lake" to pony up and put their money where their mouth is.