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Since only 7.3 jobs will be added to Somerset County, and those jobs will most certainly be from out-of-state, the best Somerset County is going to have will be 500 construction and laborer positions for the length of the construction over maybe nine months at most. ...Pax River might then be in a fix — to possibly lose 40,000 jobs associated with the base. Where does this put the state of Maryland? Does 7.3 jobs equal 40,000 jobs?
Protesting landowners in west Waterford have claimed an energy company is not honouring "previously-agreed conditions" over a planned wind farm.
Geronimo Energy plans to construct 100 turbines as part of the wind farm but has listed 127 potential locations. Courtenay Wind Farm’s planned production of 200 megawatts makes it the largest wind farm in North Dakota to be licensed as a single unit. Estimated cost of the project is $350 million.
The three-member East County Board of Zoning Adjustments on Thursday delayed voting on permits for the 40-turbine Sand Hill Wind project, citing concerns over "limitations" in the project's bird mortality study, the scenic impact of the turbines and the precedent the project could set for the technological future of the Altamont Wind Resource Area.
He [the judge] allowed O’Donnell’s request that the complaint be dismissed based on the expiration of the building permit appeal deadline. The last day they could have appealed the filing of the building permits was Jan. 15, 2012.
The wind industry is encountering more opposition than ever. Renewable energy has certainly become hyper-politicized, with legislative skirmishes over the production tax credit or renewable portfolio standards dominating the headlines ...local battles are burning red hot as well, and million-dollar projects have been deemed dead at the hands of community problems.
An experimental project designed to test whether a new type of wind turbine will prove less lethal to Altamont Pass birds will have to clear a few more hurdles before gaining approval of Alameda County.
Wind power companies have done a lot of damage to roads in Haldimand County. Each of the 168 wind turbines put up by NextEra, Capital Power and Samsung requires 40 truckloads of cement to anchor the base. Then there are the dump trucks filled with soil and gravel and the cranes and heavy equipment required to move parts of the giant structures around.
The Maryland General Assembly passed the bill with large majorities, 122-12 in the House of Delegates and 31-16 in the Senate, “clearly sending a message of the Legislature’s intent to have the bill move forward,” Jameson wrote. “The bill provides for a pause in the process while we wait for the completion of a study of this issue at MIT, no different than the pause in the process while we study fracking in Maryland,” she wrote.
Opponents of wind farms in Cleburne County say they will not give up their fight to keep them out of their area. Many of them attended a county commission meeting on Monday.
A spokeswoman for SHEPD refused yesterday to answer specific questions about whether wind power was linked to the blackout. But yesterday more concern was voiced that the blackout could be linked to wind power. Retired engineer Douglas Brodie, 70, of Nairn, questioned whether a drop in wind immediately prior to the lights going out could have sparked the blackout.
And Senior Assistant Attorney General Peter Roth said Monday he wants the company to move its warehouse-sized operations and maintenance building at the top of Groton Hollow Road across the road from where it sits, despite the contention by Groton Wind and its parent company, Iberdrola Renewables of Spain, that the company could not build on that site.
The legislature's Regulation Review Committee approved rules that require setbacks, address concerns over noise and shadows created by spinning turbine blades, stipulate how siting officials may measure the height of wind turbines and provide other technical details. For example, a wind power developer must submit a visual impact report that analyzes how each of the proposed wind turbines sites is visible along with any alternative locations.
The wind farm, first proposed in 2010, still has several hurdles to clear. Wasatch needs to announce a funding plan by May 18 and begin construction by July 18 to meet the terms of its state siting permit. It is unclear where those efforts now stand.
But Cape Wind's impacts extend far beyond the environment. The controversial project would also jeopardize public safety, put fishermen's livelihoods at risk and desecrate sacred tribal lands. As a result of these impacts and the choice of a highly conflicted location, Cape Wind continues to face litigation and opposition.
For every study Everpower has saying wind energy is safe, that it creates minimal noise (a hum, nothing above normal conversation) and that it doesn’t affect property values, opponents can point to a study showing wind farms cause health problems such as nausea and headaches and that they devalue property.
A wind farm that could earn the Scottish Conservative environment spokesman more than £8 million is being recommended for refusal.
Sophie Hayes, staff attorney with Utah Clean Energy, was embroiled in complicated pricing controversy involving Rocky Mountain Power, the wind developers and consumer advocates that was decided in part late last summer. The decision paved the way for inked agreements for the development of two projects in the Monticello area in San Juan County and two other wind farms in Delta.
It was billed as an educational meeting by Iberdrola Renewables officials, but the two-hour meeting was more like a grilling administered by eastern Van Wert County residents who believe they would be affected by Iberdrola’s proposed Dog Creek Wind Farm project.
“Even as the current wind power market rebounds slowly, industry competition is still very intense” so that manufacturing companies don’t have sufficient profitability, Ma Jinru, a Goldwind spokeswoman, said by email. ... “Companies with less competitive technology and quality will die and their market share will be carved up by several rivals.”