Selectman Audrey Hearne said the state Legislature may impose a moratorium on wind development and proposed legislation requiring the state to help towns with legal fees for parties in the permit process is also pending.
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.
The bottom line is simply that the cost of power from wind farms turns out to be more than twice as expensive as power from conventional sources. You may not see this in your electrical bill but be assured it will be in your tax bill.
Windmills can create many vibrations and sounds at different frequencies depending on their size, the wind speed, whether the windmills are operating synchronously (in tandem or not); and whether the noise “beats” or throbs. The noise does not have to be loud to be disturbing. Pulsating low frequency noise can be very disturbing, especially at night when you are trying to sleep. Editor's Note: Don Bly cautions readers that while he has done his homework "I should not be quoted as being a sound or noise expert".
WASHINGTON — Trying to calm anxieties about soaring energy costs, President Bush is using his State of the Union address this week to focus on a package of energy of proposals aimed at bringing fuel-saving technologies out of the lab and into use.
This means that concerned citizens from all over the state who love our Maine mountains must make themselves aware of this outrageous proposal, as well as the larger question of uncontrolled wind power development and the damage it will cause.
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.
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.
Scottish and Southern Energy claims the line needs to be upgraded to allow windfarms to link to the national grid.
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.
The Senate passed a bill Friday that would set taxation rates on 18 to 20 proposed wind turbines in Highland County.
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.
A Michigan-based companay, Mackinaw LLC, is looking at Mt. Greeley in the Keweenaw as a possible location for wind turbines.
MANCHESTER — Three proposed articles dealing with wind energy have been consolidated for March Town Meeting.
A bill that would create a state energy policy has been amended to give the state more power to trump local zoning laws.
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."
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.
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.
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."