For those who live among the towers, the consequences of the development are palpable. The construction required building new roads and widening existing ones to make room for oversize vehicles. Hundreds of workers moved into town or stayed in trailers on the job site during the summer rush. The rural landscape was transformed into an industrial setting. Where stands of poplars and fields of corn and hay covered the plateau, the smooth lines of the light gray towers and steady rotation of the rotors now define the view. And the noises changed. The unobstructed wind has always been the dominant sound on the plateau. Now, the whoosh of the wind is mixed with the hum of the machines and a mechanical whomp of the blades turning.
The Nationals' Member for Burrinjuck, Katrina Hodgkinson, is working to overturn the approval of the Taralga wind farm near Goulburn in southern New South Wales.
A CONTROVERSIAL windfarm planned for one of Scotland's most scenic areas is among developments that pose a potential risk to aircraft safety, aviation chiefs have warned.
A Michigan-based companay, Mackinaw LLC, is looking at Mt. Greeley in the Keweenaw as a possible location for wind turbines.
HERKIMER - Three residents made their point perfectly clear to county legislators during Wednesday night's meeting: town officials where local windmill projects have been proposed want more say in ongoing negotiations between the county and wind energy companies.
Wind farms have been blamed for the deaths of Europe's largest eagle, fuelling fears the controversial turbines will pose a threat to Britain's birdlife.
Scottish and Southern Energy claims the line needs to be upgraded to allow windfarms to link to the national grid.
MANCHESTER — Three proposed articles dealing with wind energy have been consolidated for March Town Meeting.
The Senate passed a bill Friday that would set taxation rates on 18 to 20 proposed wind turbines in Highland County.
Peter Pagnucco, of the Londonderry Planning Commission, made a passionate plea to the commission. He asked for help in enforcing the town plan, which does not allow for development on Glebe Mountain's ridgeline. "We're standing here alone, defending our plan against a deep-pocketed international corporation," he said, "and we need your help."
Intermittent and unreliable, wind is not an answer for Vermont's energy needs.
Wind turbines have caused the death of four rare, white-tailed eagles on islands off the Norwegian coast, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said yesterday.
In a recent article by Jeanne Miles and Gail Montany, "Industrial Wind Tops News from NEK in 2005," reference is made to Shay Totten's piece in the Vermont Guardian, wherein he names David Rapaport and Mathew Rubin (the "R & R team") "Vermonters of the Year."
SPRINGFIELD - Supporters of energy-producing wind farms say a plan to change how the state taxes the giant turbines could put the fledgling industry out of business.
"Windfarms in closely settled rural areas are not popular and the current ad hoc approach to subsidising and approving windfarms is clearly flawed."
Wind turbines are being considered as a source of some power for the town's sewage treatment facility and the village's water wells.
AS the dust settles on last week's decision to approve of the Taralga windfarm, the development's opponents are digging in and seeking legal advice to stop the project going ahead.
The presence of wind farms will have literally NO impact on the number of coal burning plants that must be kept on line to meet demand. NONE.
Thousands of birds nest around, or migrate through, the Lake Erie shoreline near Buffalo. Just how many of them would be killed by spinning windmill blades was the dominant concern at a meeting Thursday night on the area's potential to generate wind energy.
Fourteen members of the state House of Representatives and three members of the Senate attended a caucus of legislators to see if there was a common approach to the issue.