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“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.”
"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."
A NEW multi-million pound wind farm will eventually power more than 12,000 homes.
Porto Alegre - One of the world's largest windpower parks is under construction in Osório, state of Rio Grande do Sul.
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.
A new wind energy project was introduced to officials and Mower County residents Tuesday night at the Mower County Planning Commission meeting
The lack of a protection plan was a concern expressed by the members of the zoning board of appeals before they voted to approve the wind-farm on Tuesday night, 4-1.
A group called Friends of the Western Mountains has collected thousands of signatures from citizens concerned about the project.
"Most people have made up their minds and I don't think people are that easily bribed. It's not an awful lot of money."
Gil Randell, retired director of planning for Chautauqua County and a member of the group's steering committee, said the location "flies in the face of guidelines established not only by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but also standards established by the wind power industry itself."
Group organizer Dain Trafton of Phillips said he believes the wind farm's output is not large enough to justify marring one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Northeast. "It would constitute, if it were built, an industrial intrusion into a mountain area," he said.
SPEARVILLE Ñ Kansas State Representative Pat George said Saturday he has "heard talk" that the proposed new wind farm to be constructed near Spearville Ð "the City of Windmills" Ñ eventually will double in size.
“They (BRE) make it sound like they are doing this out of the bigness of their heart,” he said. “My feeling is that we have just dug out the rest of the story. They are presenting this as a clean and green project but there is plenty of evidence to show otherwise.”
MANCHESTER — Three separate articles asking for voter input on wind power may appear on Manchester's warning for the March town meeting.
Gov. Jim Douglas, legislators, a regional planning agency, town planners and redidents are asking the same question: Is industrial wind power right for Vermont? Increasingly, the answer is becoming: No.
"We would rather the market prevail," said Dave Holthaus, lobbyist for Kansas Electric Cooperatives. "If indeed wind energy is cost effective, we'll be buying it like any other utility."
Kennedy, an outspoken environmentalist on most earthy issues, wrote in an op-ed piece in the New York Times that the proposal by Cape Wind Associates to build 130 offshore wind turbines was nothing more than a government-subsidized industrial boondoggle.
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Gov. James Douglas declared Thursday he opposes the construction of industrial wind farms in Vermont.
But partly because hydroelectric power is not included as a renewable resource in the proposed initiative's current form, several of the state's public utilities worry that the initiative could drive up costs and hurt rural economies.
The New York Power Authority announced almost 21/2 years ago that it had received the OK to proceed with "final negotiations" and execute an agreement with Chautauqua Windpower to buy electricity.