Renewable bonds offer tax credit

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- The April 26 deadline for applications for allocation of congressionally authorized clean renewable energy bonds is fast approaching and it's unclear whether the sanctioned amount of $800 million will be enough to serve the growing interest in renewable energy projects.
31 Mar 2006

A travesty of our own making

As is too often the case we have failed to engage in advance thinking and are therefore slugging it out town by town in the after-the-fact regulatory process. The process is bitter, expensive, stressful and time consuming.
31 Mar 2006

Rush to Judgment

Your [Boston Globe] front page headline of March 29, "Audubon review supports wind farm" was a rush to judgment according to Vernon Lang, supervisor of Fish and Wildlife’s New England field office, the agency lead official on the Cape Wind proposal. Editor's Note: This letter has been submitted to the Boston Globe.
31 Mar 2006

More debate is in the air

Officials at the Massachusetts Audubon Society said yesterday that, despite this week's decision by the powerful conservation group to conditionally endorse the controversial 130-turbine Cape Wind power project, the group will continue to consider other projects in the state on a case-by-case basis.
31 Mar 2006

Coastal towns' power, promise and privilege

It is not necessary to sacrifice the privilege of Massachusetts' magnificent coastline which sustains us. In allowing the destruction of an ecological sanctuary like Nantucket Sound we will fail in our commitment to uphold the public trust placed in us to protect our coastline for future generations.
31 Mar 2006

Berkeley Plans to Accept ‘Free’ Wind Turbine for Marina

Olds was afraid that by installing the electricity-generating equipment as a demonstration project at the Marina, the city would be promoting wind turbines, which would send the wrong message to the public. So Olds added a stipulation to which the council agreed: before accepting the Southwest Wind Power turbine, the Golden Gate Audubon Society would have to give its O.K. to the project. It did so on Wednesday, with a caveat—GGAS asked the city to monitor the turbine and to remove it if it killed birds.
31 Mar 2006

Mono revises draft bylaw on wind power

Changes suggested during a public meeting in January on Mono's wind generation policy have been made to a draft bylaw and a decision on whether to pass it will likely be made after the town's revised Official Plan is adopted. Most of the changes were to make the wording of the bylaw clearer.
31 Mar 2006

Tilting at Wind Power

MARS HILL - With materials on the ground and contractors on site, a Bangor-based corporation is moving forward on its project to develop a wind farm in northern Maine.
30 Mar 2006
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