THE number of wind turbines in Scotland will have almost to double over the next four years for Labour to meet its renewable energy targets, a new report reveals.
Patricia Braine, a videographer who lives in the Northgate apartments in Burlington, has already asked her utility providers for payment plans and extensions so she can afford bills she says have nearly doubled in a year.
"Renewable power mandates merely accentuate the inefficiency and cost premiums attached to so-called renewable power sources," said Jerry Taylor, director of natural resource studies at the Cato Institute. "If renewable power saved consumers money, created jobs, or carried any of the other economic benefits so frequently claimed by environmental activists, then government would not have to pass a law to force power companies to purchase it or consumers to buy it."
One can certainly concur with concerns about how our culture's fossil fuel combustion practices help accelerate the process of global warming—without uncritically agreeing that the intrusive nature of windpower technology is even a partial solution to the problem. Editor's Note: Ted Williams' 'Wind Advisory' is available via the link below.
Because of the pressures on the countryside in the North East, DCPRE, perhaps more than its parent organisation, has considered the effects of wind farms both in terms of their impact on the landscape, including the people who live and seek recreation there and on their effectiveness on the climate, particularly how they affect emissions of greenhouse gases. DCPRE considers that the impact of structures such as wind turbines on the countryside is potentially very severe and is most concerned about the potential cumulative effect of them. Editor's Note: Submitted as a 'Consultation' to the Department of Trade and Industry
Sen. Doyle's 2006 survey question asking if people were "for wind power" was about as simplistic and hence as useless as asking, "Do you want more money?"
The businessman, whose mother was born on Lewis, warned his championship course, five-star hotel, golf academy and 500 holiday homes would be scrapped unless proposals for a nearby offshore wind farm were abandoned.
Kunstler may be understating the human capacity for ingenuity, and he quickly dismisses the potential for alternative energy, from wind power to solar and biofuels. It's hard to imagine, as he does, big cities and suburbs emptying out because we simply won't have access to cheap oil and can't keep the air-conditioning running. But it's far more likely a scenario than the cheerful Energy Information Administration charts showing ever-rising oil reserves in the Middle East, with production meeting demand simply because, well, it has to.
NATIONAL guidelines on the placement of wind farms are set to be negotiated between the federal and states governments.
SACO, Maine --City officials are exploring whether it makes sense to erect a wind turbine to generate electricity and cut down on the city's energy costs.
Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Spitzer outlined his extensive environmental agenda during a speech last week at WAMC’s Linda Norris Auditorium.
Key members of a congressional conference committee yesterday worked on a deal that could ultimately kill the Nantucket Sound wind farm, numerous sources confirmed yesterday.
A wide-ranging report has been commissioned to help prevent the North-East from becoming covered in wind turbines, it emerged yesterday.
FREEDOM -- Residents here and members of the grassroots group Windwise have determined at least one thing about the wind turbine project proposed for nearby Beaver Ridge: They have lots of questions.
The idea of creating alternative sources of power in Oswego County is not a notion that is gone with the wind.
My advice to Mr. Peskin is accept the voice of neighbors who care enough to vote on the issue ....
PRINCETON— Supporters and opponents of the pending windmill project will have another opportunity to have their voices heard, this time to the Department of Telecommunications and Energy, at a public hearing tonight.
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.
DENVER -- Concerns about the constitutionality of a bill aimed at luring wind farms to northeast Colorado forced Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, to postpone a final Senate vote Thursday.
Thankfully an informed electorate is telling our powers that be to look elsewhere for answers to our electrical needs.