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.
TORIES yesterday accused Labour of confusion over backing for the controversial wind farms off the North Wales coast.
Once an unusual site – a tourist destination – windmills and wind farms are sprouting up, or soon will make a presence, on seemingly every high mountaintop in our region. And understandably, not everyone is happy. Certainly, some Somerset County residents still are angry years after windmills “invaded” their hillsides.
The Wind Forum, held at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier, and hosted by the group Building for Social Responsibility (BSR) was a big disappointment for those of us who came with questions and who expected an informed discussion. Since we, from Windham and South Londonderry, had a two hour drive, we carefully checked the agenda of the forum on the BSR web site before deciding to attend.
Taking on heavy criticism, the British energy minister and rural affairs minister have agreed to cancel a wind energy program that would supply renewable energy with 27-wind turbine farm, according to the Guardian.
RICHMOND — A bill to give localities the option of how to tax wind utility equipment passed the House of Delegates Monday by a margin of 10 votes.
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.
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.
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.
SUTTON -- Reports of the death of town meeting have been greatly exaggerated, Sutton voters reminded Vermont on Tuesday.
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.
WINDHAM -- At town meeting, voters here allowed the town to use $22,679 in revenue for legal fees related to a proposed wind energy development on the ridgeline of Glebe Mountain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Upper Lachlan Shire Council has welcomed a New South Wales Government move to review the process for approving wind farms.
HARTSVILLE – Rochester billionaire B. Thomas Golisano stopped in Hartsville Saturday to speak with some residents about the community’s windy future.Editor's Note:The complete article is available via the link below.
Westman Wind Power Co. plans to spend $1.5 billion to develop eight wind farms in Manitoba, the company announced Wednesday.