Slippery Rock University and Pine hope the answer to high energy prices may be blowing in the wind. The state university and the north suburban municipality both have projects in the works to harness wind power to meet some of their electricity needs.
With a budgeted $480,000 for district fuel costs in 2007, Chariho could be making a jump into alternative energy in the near future.
SOUTH LONDONDERRY — Residents decided Friday night to hold a secret, all-day ballot in a week on whether the town should support commercial wind development on Glebe Mountain.
BATH | The potential for the wind industry in Steuben County is booming, with federal tax credits fueling plans for more than 250 skyscraper-sized wind turbines along the rural hillsides.
NEWTOWN County Councillor Bob Mills has been barred by Powys County Council from discussing or voting on Wind Farm planning applications.
Amsterdam (ANTARA News) - The Dutch are debating their energy options for the future. Partial privatization of gas and electricity, building a new nuclear plant and meeting commitments under the Kyoto protocol are at the centre of the increasingly heated discussion.
AIRTRICITY, the renewable energy firm, has decided to withdraw from the residential electricity market, citing “market and regulatory failure”.
In spite of the low turnout for last Saturday's final wind farm forum, the process made for civilized discussion on this controversial project. The town and village planning commissions worked with the Orton Family Foundation to hold a series of meetings at various locations to discuss the proposed five-turbine wind farm.
Equally undemocratic is the revolution in local government brought about by the rules from Mr Prescott which allow "monitoring officers" to exclude any councillor from debates in which they are deemed to have a "prejudicial interest". This includes any councillor who has previously expressed any view on the issue, or even who can be shown to have discussed it with members of the public before it comes up for debate.
SUTTON -- UPC Vermont Wind Project Manager Tim Caffyn said Friday he has offered $100,000 in annual town tax payments if Sutton officials support the company's proposal for six wind turbines. He said he also has offered $300,000 in yearly town tax payments to neighboring Sheffield, where his company wants to put up 20 wind turbines.
EAGLE HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Miscommunications may have helped to widen a potentially irreparable rift this week between Keweenaw County officials and Lowell, Mich.-based Mackinaw Power, LLC. The county has been in contract negotiations with the power company regarding possible wind turbine use on the north face of Mt. Horace Greeley in Eagle Harbor Township.
They call it the train that never arrives. It's a low, rumbling sound that goes on and on ... and on. Sometimes, in a stiff easterly, the rumbling develops into a roar, like a stormy ocean. But worst of all is the beat. An insidious, low-frequency vibration that's more a sensation than a noise. It defeats double-glazing and ear plugs, coming up through the ground, or through the floors of houses, and manifesting itself as a ripple up the spine, a thump on the chest or a throbbing in the ears. Those who feel it say it's particularly bad at night. It wakes them up or stops them getting to sleep.
Monstrous. Colossal. Shocking. These are a few words Spanish Fork residents are using to describe a set of five wind turbines that are scheduled to tower in the community -- unless they can change the City Council's mind.
Wind power projects of the magnitude proposed on our ridgelines would drastically affect the character of our state and do little or nothing to alleviate the problems of acid rain and greenhouse warming.
In the last couple of years I have watched Illuzzi do his fence jumping on the wind issues. One day he wants to destroy the ridgelines and if you wait a few weeks he doesn’t. It’s a lot like waiting for the wind to blow — you really never know where it’s coming from.
OPPONENTS of plans to build a wind farm in the heart of the picturesque South Pennines were celebrating last night after council officers recommended that planning permission should be refused.
FLORIDA — An international energy company with a proven track record in massive wind-power projects has purchased the rights to the Hoosac Wind Project, despite its current legal limbo.
"However, it has to be remembered that wind farms alter the landscape massively and are not a problem free solution, they generate noise and other environmental difficulties and should be sited as far away from settlements as possible."
NEWARK — Wind turbines and geothermal energy may help power an alternative-energy-based industrial park that Wayne County economic planners want to see built in the village.
In addition to the issue of scale, there are risks to jobs and the local economy, as well as questions about what a project this size might do to property values. These are reasonable questions that have yet to be answered.