Articles filed under General

Group says wind energy will not meet Bush's objectives

National Wind Watch, Inc., an organization based in Rowe, Mass., dedicated to providing the facts about wind energy, welcomed President Bush's state-of-the-union call to become less reliant on foreign oil for America's energy needs. The organization agrees advances in technology are essential, but warns further appropriations for wind energy would be a distraction from Bush's defined energy objectives.
10 Feb 2006

Ottawa Co. looks to the wind - Port Clinton considering alternative energy source

PORT CLINTON -- City Council is looking into joining other Ottawa County governments to bring energy-producing windmills to the area, thus decreasing local dependency on FirstEnergy to provide electricity. Paul Hoag, president of North Coast Wind & Power LLC, told council during its Tuesday night work session that the city has the potential to save significantly by purchasing the windmills, or wind turbines, with Elmore, Oak Harbor and Ottawa County.
9 Feb 2006

Major Electric Transmission Line May Span County By 2014

Describing the project as a "proposed transmission superhighway," the nation's largest electric power generating company has unveiled a plan to construct a new 550-mile-long set of the largest above-ground high-tension transmission lines currently used in the industry from southwestern West Virginia to central New Jersey. The proposal could include a section traversing Garrett County from west to east.
9 Feb 2006

Danish island touts clean energy, but reality sets in

SAMSOE, Denmark -- In the late 1990s, Denmark set out to turn this farming and summer-vacation island in the Kattegat Sea into a showcase for clean energy. The government dangled generous financial subsidies. A former environmental studies teacher, Soren Hermansen, was hired to persuade residents to invest in wind turbines, solar panels, electric cars and giant straw-burning furnaces.
9 Feb 2006

Learn the facts, senator

Illuzzi suggests that instate generation would be cheaper for our manufacturers and that it would save money for ratepayers. Perhaps he hasn’t heard that countries in the world with large wind plants are finding their rates are constantly rising, notably in Denmark and Germany.
9 Feb 2006
back to top