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MANCHESTER — Consensus on the value of a wind turbine project proposed for Mount Equinox remains elusive midway through a series of six public forums designed to inform the community about it.
..it was the Sheffield people who voted "no" who have done their homework. The yes votes came from people who would sell out their town and the NEK in hopes that UPC's corporate welfare would trickle down to them and pay their taxes.
HARTSVILLE - Members of the Hartsville town board have been accused of back-door politics and not notifying the public of its intentions toward wind turbine construction on Call and Hartsville hills.
Gamesa Project Manager Nick Sage admitted that display photos featured at the exhibition had been altered.
FLORIDA — An appeal being heard in Boston that has blocked construction of the proposed Hoosac Wind Project here was continued last week into the new year.
Good winds coincide with neither the heating nor air-conditioning season. Wind is a willy-nilly source of electricity, and as such is not very useful.
State-owned electricity generator Meridian Energy – which has just won a controversial resource consent for its Makara windfarm near Wellington – says it is eyeing another 10 windfarms.
Nonprofit environmental group Green Berkshires, as well as a group of Florida residents, are appealing a decision made last year by the state
PIERRE, S.D. - A project to extend a large electrical transmission line from the Lake Benton area of Minnesota into South Dakota may result in construction of South Dakota's largest wind farm, a state official said Thursday.
Resource consent has been granted to build New Zealand's second largest windfarm, in a unanimous decision by a panel of four commissioners.
During the program, Dyer's group takes a look at the energy consumption reductions the town has made and converts the figures to derive a carbon reduction equivalent, which may qualify the town for reduction credits in future regional or national programs.
Reunion's announcement comes just ahead of a call for a state-wide moratorium on siting wind turbines from Otsego 2000, an environmental advocacy organization based in Cooperstown.
There's more to determining the value of wind power than knowing which way the wind blows -- or even how hard. MIT researchers studying winds off the Northeast coast have found that estimating the potential environmental benefits from wind and other renewables requires a detailed understanding of the dynamics of both renewable resources and conventional power generation. Data show that wind-energy facilities would generate far more electricity in winter, because that's when winds are strongest. But the need for electricity is greatest in summer, when air conditioners are going full blast.
A new wind energy project was introduced to officials and Mower County residents Tuesday night at the Mower County Planning Commission meeting
Those of us who live here are given lip service at these "informational meetings" when in point of fact we really have no true representation.
Porto Alegre - One of the world's largest windpower parks is under construction in Osório, state of Rio Grande do Sul.
A NEW multi-million pound wind farm will eventually power more than 12,000 homes.
"Bodies such as Scottish Natural Heritage, RSPB, Scottish Ramblers, Western Isles Health Board, SEPA and Greenpeace have also publicly stated their concern and objection to the world's largest onshore wind-farm proposal."
“Turbines can offer a small contribution to the energy gap, however due to their randomly intermittent generating capability, as seen in November with the cold spell and high pressure over the UK, the windmills stood still unlike the price of gas.”
Other environmentalists are opposed to the wind farm because they feel 400-foot turbines along the ridge line between Gore and Pete Gay mountains will shatter the view. Both the Adirondack Council and the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks are against the project. "It wouldn't be a big producer of electricity, but would have an enormous impact on the environment and scenic beauty of the park," Adirondack Council's John Sheehan said.