Brussels, Belgium [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The global wind energy sector experienced another record year in 2005. According to the figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) for 2005, the installation of 11,769 megawatts (MW), which represents a 43.4% increase in annual additions to the global market, was up from 8,207 MW in the previous year. The total value of new generating equipment installed was more than Euro 12 billion, or US$14 billion.
A Delaware County forum on wind power Saturday could be just the beginning of a larger effort to inform area residents of the costs, benefits and risks of wind farms.
MONTPELIER – The use of wind power has been a hot topic in Vermont in the last few years. With wind farm proposals for locations in Sheffield, Londonderry, Manchester and elsewhere stirring up controversy and discussion across the state, one group says it's hoping to keep the public informed and up to date with a community forum in Montpelier on Tuesday.
WILKES-BARRE – Call it “Don’t throw caution to the wind (mill).”
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has determined that the development of a wind farm on this land is not consistent with the intent of the grant program that was used to purchase it.
Some of us used to think wind development might create useful electricity. But we took time the last three years to learn about how industrial wind really works. We studied Catamount’s “educational material,” we studied the impact of industrial wind development in others countries, and we studied the independent analysis of scientists and economists who show that the benefits of industrial wind are an illusion. Editor's Note: This letter has been submitted to The Rutland Herald.
Wind power as the alternative source of power generation seems to be breaking through as everybody's darling. General Electric is investing heavily in it. President Bush, having lately discovered that America is addicted to oil, is supporting the admittedly clean energy that comes from wind turbines, and the environmental community loves windmills. Are we perhaps getting too far ahead of ourselves by uncritically embracing wind turbines?
By excluding from council business any councillor who can be considered to have a "prejudicial interest", the code is now being widely used to silence councillors who wish to speak on behalf of the communities they represent.
THE loss of federal energy credits could pose a much greater threat to Tasmania's largest wind farm than delays in local government planning.
MONTPELIER — The House gave final approval Friday to an energy bill that clears the way for an expanded home-generated power program.
SOUTH LONDONDERRY — Londonderry's answer was definitely not blowing in the wind.
Hawke's Bay residents will end up paying more for electricity if two windfarms proposed for the ranges near Te Pohue go ahead, says a group trying to prevent their development.
In the near future, at least 10 wind mills will be constructed on Green Mountain (Hoover Hollow).
LONDONDERRY -- On Friday, voters here rejected the idea of commercial wind power on top of Glebe Mountain by a count of 425 to 213.
There isn't enough that any developer could offer this community that could change the overwhelming rejection of the commercialization of our most important natural resource
MONTPELIER -- A proposal championed by lawmakers from the Northeast Kingdom to place a moratorium on any industrial windmill developments on the state's ridgelines failed by a wide margin in the House on Friday.
CAMPAIGNERS who oppose plans to extend the Blaen Bowi wind farm near Newcastle Emlyn are stepping up their fight this week.
But it is just not the right idea at the right time...those mountains are just way too important to too many of us for many, many reasons. In another place and time, maybe. But not now and not anytime soon.
A Lynn waste-water treatment plant could soon get half its power from wind energy. The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is erecting a wind turbine to try to cut its electric bill nearly in half. Hull hopes to save another $500,000 on electric costs, having already powered its streetlights and stoplights for free.
Plans to build a wind farm at a Greater Manchester beauty spot have been rejected by councillors.