The costs are “the loss of the mountains,” said Dr. Dain Trafton of Phillips, Maine, speaking for the friends group to the Original Irregular newspaper. “Is it worthwhile introducing this huge industrial plant into these beautiful mountains when, in fact, very little power will be produced, very few emissions will be avoided, and very little economic benefit will come to the area?”
The amendment to restrict placement of towers within 1.5 nautical miles of shipping traffic is a safety amendment, not a political ploy.
For now, towns like Falmouth and Orleans are taking their projects one step at a time and considering all their options.
TV botanist David Bellamy has joined the campaign against a wind-farm project earmarked for the Lothians, labelling the plans "international vandalism".
The turbine which caught fire had been suffering from an oil leak and had been undergoing repairs earlier in the day. Engineers thought they had fixed the problem, but when they tested the turbine it caught fire.
FLORIDA — An appeal being heard in Boston that has blocked construction of the proposed Hoosac Wind Project here was continued last week into the new year.
A HUGE wind turbine went up in smoke in a massive blaze seen for miles across Wearside.
Two contract workers who were injured at the Woolnorth Wind Farm in Tasmania's north-west, remain in intensive care in the North-West Regional Hospital at Burnie today.
State-owned electricity generator Meridian Energy – which has just won a controversial resource consent for its Makara windfarm near Wellington – says it is eyeing another 10 windfarms.
Good winds coincide with neither the heating nor air-conditioning season. Wind is a willy-nilly source of electricity, and as such is not very useful.
Gamesa Project Manager Nick Sage admitted that display photos featured at the exhibition had been altered.
ALL over Scotland anger is mounting about the onward march of supposedly environmentally-friendly power projects which will dramatically alter the Scottish landscape.
Because of the temporary nature of the wind assessment tower, and because it will be installed within an 8,000 acre tract of land and hundreds of feet from any property line, planning commissioners granted the international manufacturer of wind turbines a conditional variance Thursday night.
The minimum price guarantee will apply until the province meets its target of 15 per cent of electricity generated from renewable sources.
She told me the windmills are 15 minutes out of Palm Springs and not visible from the city. When I asked her if there were any homes in the area, she answered, "Oh, no," in a tone suggesting that my question was quite ridiculous.
Nonprofit environmental group Green Berkshires, as well as a group of Florida residents, are appealing a decision made last year by the state
The disfiguration of the landscape by the sinister, silent wind turbines is undoubted. A vast army of the rotors will be needed to get anywhere near replacing the output of the nuclear plants, and the desire of environmentalists to replace nuclear and fossil fuel sources of energy with renewables increasingly looks like an impossible dream.
Director Bob Boren reported that the Idaho Consumer-owned Utilities Association (ICUA) has passed a resolution to get hydroelectric power reclassified as "green" energy. The resolution next goes on to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for consideration at the regional and national levels.
“The county has to have something to stand on. A wind farm on White Mountain is going to be a very controversial issue,” he said
The board of commissioners for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power moved Dec. 20 to accelerate by seven years a plan to generate 20% of the utility's electricity from renewable energy.