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Newport residents have raised concerns at public town meetings. The primary concerns have been potential impacts to military operations from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, potential impacts to surrounding property values, potential health and safety issues from shadow flicker and glint, potential environmental impacts and potential noise problems.
The joint venture, formed by the two companies in June 2012, previously attempted to refinance its debt in August but postponed the effort because the market wasn’t offering favorable terms. At the time, questions were raised as to whether the false start reflected a market shift away from renewable energy.
Japan set a new target for greenhouse gas emissions that critics say will set back United Nations talks for a treaty limiting fossil fuel emissions. The new target effectively reverses course from the goal set four years ago by allowing a 3.1 per cent increase in emissions from 1990 levels rather than seeking a 25 per cent cut.
Proponents of Nebraska wind energy on Wednesday heralded unprecedented growth that will more than double the state's wind generation capacity in the next two years. But they also learned at an annual conference here that the project slated to be the first to export wind power out of state won't begin construction this year as had been hoped.
Without heavy subsidies, wind power may not make much sense; it may not make much sense with subsides, either. Sinking hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in the form of loan guarantees into projects like Cape Wind, the off-shore wind farm developers want to construct in the waters off Cape Cod, is not in the long-term interests of ratepayers.
Torch Renewable Energy LLC is hoping to bring the first wind farm in the state to Newport. The initial plans for the farm have been downsized. The farm should hold a total of 40 to 50 wind turbines.
Patrick Buckley, development manager for Pioneer Green, on Tuesday told Etowah County commissioners that the company is not opposed to regulatory legislation, but the bill proposed by Sen. Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City, is intended as a moratorium on wind energy development.
“Everyone who gets a tax bill is going to get a vote,” said John Soininen, [Eolian] project manager. But not everyone agreed. “I’ve never heard of anything voted on in this state before where we let out-of-state landowners vote on town issues,” said state Sen. John Rodgers.
Seneca Mountain wind developers stuck their head in the lion’s den here Monday night, and the lion roared back.
Mr. White said the company has reduced the number of turbines it proposes for their facility from 50 to 40 and have rearranged some of the proposed turbines’ locations to accommodate Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
An EverPower Wind Holdings Inc. official has confirmed the company will not file a request to extend its permit for the Allegany wind farm project.
With a vote of 87-48, residents decided to reinforce a zoning ordinance approved in May by the Paris Township Board. The ordinance states that turbines must be 2,000 feet from all property owners who did not participate in the wind project.
“I think you’re doing a marvelous job of telling us what’s right for you and your company,” said resident Jan Connor. “You’re just not telling us what’s right for us.” ...Others challenged Iberdrola’s stance that there is support in the area for the project. One resident called for a town vote on the issue. In March, residents voted 3-to-1 against the proposal on a ballot question.
Danish wind turbine maker Vestas posted a quarterly loss on Wednesday but raised its 2013 forecast as it continued with a restructuring programme which has cut thousands of jobs. "The free cash flow for 2013 is now expected to be 500 to 700 million euros ($675 to $945 million) compared to the earlier expectation of a free cash flow of minimum 200 million euros," the company said in a statement.
Residents approved one local referendum question and rejected another on Tuesday’s ballot. Voters supported a proposal to build a wind farm in town. But they voted against an ordinance banning fireworks within the town limits.
Tuesday, the Solano County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a 45-day moratorium on wind and solar projects in the unincorporated areas of the county in order to do more research and planning on potential impacts to operations at Travis Air Force Base and agriculture in the area.
County Supervisor Jim Spering on Monday supported having a moratorium on the large, green energy projects while the county does its studies. The county is concerned about preserving the base’s ability to operate. It has a responsibility to preserve the base’s mission, he said.
The developer of a major wind project in the Green Mountain National Forest has been unable to reach an agreement to sell the power it would produce. The project’s state permit is contingent on a long term power purchase agreement with a Vermont utility.
Martis and joined several IICC members in protesting the wind energy forum at the Kellogg Center on Monday morning. "The people sitting inside here are the architects of the failed Proposal 3 campaign last fall..." he said. "We've already said no to your proposal once before, we want you to go away now."
A Rankin area resident who has lobbied the Vermilion County board for more than two years for changes to the county wind farm ordinance is one of about 20 people who have filed to run for county board next year.