RICHMOND — Formal respondents in Highland New Wind Development’s case pending before the State Corporation Commission are adding to a long list of concerns expressed already by a variety of state agencies. Among those who have weighed in recently are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which expresses serious doubts about environmental reviews conducted thus far.
The Commerce Commission has vetoed a windfarm in the Gisborne area in a move the local lines company says will hold back much needed investment in the area.
Important changes to wind turbine approval process: The wind turbine project will now have at least a three phase approval process.
UP TO 20 per cent of the Highlands would be visually blighted by wind farms if a draft renewables strategy for the region is approved, councillors were warned yesterday.
Facing a worsening crunch in the supply of electricity, soaring prices, and rolling blackouts, top New England utility officials are thinking about some once-unthinkable solutions: more coal and nuclear power.
BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. -- About 100 people were at a Beekmantown Zoning Board meeting Wednesday night to voice their concern about a potential wind farm project, NewsChannel 5 reported.
The idea of windmills brings to mind bucolic Renaissance paintings of Dutch landscapes and tulip beds. But that's hardly the experience of some who have to live next to the 400-foot electricity-generating giants being built across America's breezy plains.
They pepper remote California hillsides, loom over west Texas fields and one even spins in the face of South Shore commuters driving through Dorchester on I-93.
Gordon Brown signalled a raft of measures to tackle climate change, which made his 2006 Budget by far the greenest of the 10 he has presented. To many environmentalists, it appeared he was - at last - taking the issue of global warming really seriously.
MONTPELIER —A legislative resolution urging the Public Service Board (PSB) to overturn a hearing officer’s recommendation against wind towers on East Mountain was caught in a turbulence of its own here Tuesday.
It's time for Vermonters to enter into a reasoned dialog and consider all the options for its energy future. Many other renewable sources are in the pipeline. Let's look at them in a deliberate way. Let's stop rushing into whatever developers are pushing at the moment, because what's good for them may be bad for us.
DENVER - Renewable-energy advocates accused the state of doing the bare minimum to promote wind and solar power in its new rules.
Predictions by bat experts that expanded industrial wind farms in West Virginia will increase numbers of disease-carrying mosquitoes and crop-destroying grasshoppers, locusts, and moths are not the only expected ecological consequences of expanded wind farms. Giant wind turbines take an even greater toll on birds, including many endangered species and birds of prey instrumental in controlling rodent populations, says the Heartland Institute.
SPARTA, Wis. — A proposal to establish a wind farm in Monroe County moved a step closer to reality Wednesday.
NORMAL - A second, large-scale wind farm could be sprouting turbines in McLean County as early as next spring. Chicago-based Invenergy Wind LLC plans to build the $200 million McLean Wind Energy Center, a network of 100 wind turbines scattered across an 8,000-acre swath of the northeast corner of the county.
Anti-wind farm campaigners have urged Highland councillors to suspend any further schemes.
The eloquence, knowledge, logic and concern exhibited by the 60 citizens who testified against the industrial wind turbine project at the State Corporation Commission hearings last week was a real testimony to intelligence of Highland County’s citizenry.
Organizations behind the development of North America's first urban wind turbine have applauded the provincial government's announcement on Standard Offer Contracts (SOC).
Fears are being raised that proposals to put wind turbines on the roof of the Civic Centre could interfere with radar at Exeter Airport.
A Dodge County Circuit judge said the Public Service Commission was correct last summer when it authorized construction of a $250 million wind power project in Fond du Lac and Dodge counties.