Hartsville resident Steve Dombert discusses an alternative wind farm plan that could include assistance from Tom Golisano during the Hartsville town board meeting Wednesday night.
There seems to be no good way to properly site these turbines on unspoiled Appalachian mountains without causing irreparable damage. The State Corporation Commission has an opportunity to do the right thing by heeding the growing warnings about negative, cumulative effects its own experts are offering.
RICHMOND — Five state agencies plus the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers believes Highland New Wind Development’s application for a wind project is insufficient.
Mark Rodgers, communications director of Cape Wind, says it’s "almost a sleazy way of trying to enact policy."
But the variable and unpredictable power rate of the wind disqualifies it for either system load following or the continuous full load operation required to contribute to the national base load.
Politicians are instinctively uncomfortable with the long view. They tend to think in much shorter spans that coincide with the spaces between elections. So, meeting the demand in many energy company boardrooms for greater strategic clarity is not going to be easy.
The energy minister is doing it. David Cameron's doing it. People are blogging it. Is DIY power generation going to be the next big thing?
Some wind turbines proposed for Amaranth are facing scrutiny by Grand River Conservation Authority, and others are finding a mix of opposition and approval from residents.
MANCHESTER — Endless Energy, the company proposing to build five 390-foot wind turbines on Little Equinox, plans to move forward with the project despite a town vote against it.
ALBANY — To some Upstate residents, massive windmills are “a blight on the landscape.” To environmentalists and energy companies, they are a low-cost energy source that can reduce society's dependence on oil and gas. The two sides squared off Tuesday at an Assembly hearing over the direction of the state's renewable energy programs. One thing both sides could agree on: this is a fight that is rippling across New York.
A Capitol Hill amendment that would likely kill the Nantucket Sound wind farm has met with stiff opposition from Senate leaders behind closed doors, according to Washington sources.
SOUTH LONDONDERRY — Londonderry voters overwhelmingly approved spending $100,000 to fight the proposed wind facility on Glebe Mountain during town meeting Tuesday. Voters also turned out of office a longtime Select Board member who had supported the wind project proposed by Glebe Mountain Energy LLC.
The Meredith Town Board appears to want to slow down the drive for wind turbines for a year to allow time for the town to study the issue that has led to the resignation of a town official.
Energy Probe's Tom Adams' presentation to the Ontario Energy Association Breakfast Series' "Energy Policy in Ontario: Some Perspectives on the Road Ahead," on March 8, showcased a debate between Tom Adams and Jack Gibbons of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Tom's presentation advanced the case for "clean coal" and state of the art coal technologies and appears in full below:
MINISTERS have rejected plans to build Europe’s biggest wind farm in the Lake District in a move which could affect whether EON.UK will press ahead with its controversial scheme in Denshaw.
Shoreline Beacon — The Saugeen Shores Planning Advisory Committee has recommended council not accept CAW’s wind power proposal. More than 50 people attended Thursday’s public meeting in Port Elgin.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The global wind energy industry is expected to enjoy continued strong growth in coming years with total installed capacity seen more than tripling from current levels by 2014, an industry survey showed on Tuesday.
The Tehachapi City Council has conditionally withdrawn an earlier objection to a 445-foot-tall wind turbine proposed to be erected north of Highway 58 and east of the city.
SPANISH FORK — Residents, developers and city officials in Spanish Fork are inching closer to a mutual agreement that would relocate a planned wind farm that has generated the ire of homeowners near the area where it was originally planned to be built.
MONROE - An Oregon-based company has bought the right to develop one of New England's largest and most advanced wind-power projects here, plus another large project nearby in southern Vermont.