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A wind energy company will square off with a rural Ontario municipality in a Sarnia courtroom Wednesday. Suncor Energy is asking the court for "clarification" on some bylaws passed by Plympton-Wyoming council. Two years ago, the municipality east of Sarnia passed a bylaw that requires developers to deposit $200,000 for each wind turbine they intend to build.
Questions have been raised about the 196m tall structure, just weeks after one of the blades had to be removed. Both residents and town leaders have called on the company to provide the local community with un update on the progress of the turbine, and have asked for assurances following repairs to the blade.
Buzzard says the preliminary plans show an economic development boost of tens of millions of dollars into the local economy. However, Buzzard says he's mindful there are other things to consider, like property values and the aesthetics of the area.
Because of delays, Iberdrola Renewables must submit a new application for its Wild Meadows wind farm proposal, but there is no time limit on when it must do so. ...On Friday, Iberdrola announced that it has “paused” its application to the state to focus on its existing wind farm in Groton.
Sinovel Wind Group Co., a Chinese wind-turbine maker, plans to save as much as 2.63 billion yuan ($430 million) after canceling plans to build four wind manufacturing plants and scaling back three others. ...Sinovel is cutting spending as orders decline.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has formally terminated the final Environmental Impact Statement for Shu’luuk Wind on the Campo Indian reservation in East County. The move comes after the Campo tribe’s General Council turned down the project and cancelled the tribe’s contract with Invenergy.
The firm had submitted planning applications to the Scottish government to build an 81 megawatt (MW) Dalnessie wind farm in Sutherland and for an extension to its 36 MW Fairburn wind farm in Ross-shire. The firm said that continued investment in developing the projects was no longer financially viable.
Opponents long have sought two figures allegedly known to the company: the ambient sound level in Peru and how much Lightship's turbines would exceed it. A town bylaw allows a maximum of 60 decibels in a 15-minute period at an inhabited structure, with a limit of 40 decibels at 1,000 feet. In 2011, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center funded a $55,000 feasibility study that was supposed to produce answers to these and many other questions.
When an average of the megawatts contributed to the grid is calculated per every half-month, it reveals a trend loosely matched each year-on-year, but average contribution to the grid dipping as low as 200MW. It peaks at 750MW late last year, potentially due to the weather we were experiencing.
The Spanish wind-energy company seeking to build a 75.9-megawatt wind farm in Alexandria and Danbury has "paused" its application to the state to focus on its existing wind farm in Groton. Meanwhile, the state's Site Evaluation Committee set a schedule of hearings that could result in suspension of the operation license for the company's Groton Wind development.
City council leader Marco Cereste says plans to create a huge renewable energy park across three farmland sites near Peterborough may not go ahead as envisaged.
Onshore wind farms are being paid £30 million a year to sit idle during the windiest weather. The payments are made because the cables which transmit power from the turbines to the National Grid cannot cope with the amount of electricity they produce during stormy conditions.
Richland Township Trustees followed suit with other local government bodies in issuing a resolution stating their opposition to the Scioto Ridge Wind Farm. ...I’m the new guy on the block, but after talking to other township trustees (in Van Wert County), I see so many problems down the road,” Trustee Phil Alloway, who has only been on the board since the start of the year, said.
The spread of wind turbines across the Westcountry has slowed in the wake of Government guidelines designed to prevent council decisions being routinely overturned on appeal. Communities secretary Eric Pickles introduced the policy steer for planners last summer in a bid to quell a growing backlash against the proliferation of renewable energy schemes.
The Spanish wind-energy company that asked the state to consider its 75.9-megawatt, 23-turbine Wild Meadows wind farm in Alexandria and Danbury has "paused" its application to focus on its existing wind farm in Groton.
Wiesława Lewandowska talks with Anna Zalewska about the vague policy of the government concerning the future of renewable energy in Poland, big money, old wind turbines and growing protests
The average 24-hour price near Big Sky last year was about $35 a megawatt-hour, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Including tax credits and a government clean-energy cash grant, Big Sky may have earned an average of $67 a megawatt-hour last year, BNEF’s Grace estimated. The project probably needs to earn $80 a megawatt-hour on average over its lifetime to meet a 10 percent hurdle rate, or the minimum acceptable rate of return for an investor, she said.
The Unified Towns and Gores' displeasure with a proposed wind project is about to be codified in the town plan. Following a decisive "no" vote by property owners on the wind project last month, the UTG Planning Board has moved to add the vote outcome to the town plan.
Both phases of the project have been approved by the Ohio Power Siting Board, but the second phase is being appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court. The turbines would be spread throughout six townships. Champaign County and members of Union Neighbors United, a group opposed to the project, have both filed arguments with the Ohio Supreme Court, raising concerns about safety and the cost to decommission the project, among other issues.
A proposal for a 23-turbine wind farm in central New Hampshire is on hold as the project developer addresses issues at another wind plant it operates. In a statement released Friday to The Associated Press, Iberdrola Renewals said it will "pause" the Wild Meadows project in Danbury and Alexandria while it works on outstanding issues at a 24-turbine farm in Groton.