France's nuclear push transforms energy equation

This has led some to question whether the country's focus on nuclear power has been a strategic mistake.... Wind farms are creating their own political storm. There's one near Beaumont-Hague with five gray turbines about 250 feet tall. On a recent afternoon, the blades weren't moving amid a still wind. Germaine DuPont, who lives with her husband and children about 380 yards away, said she wishes that were always the case. When the blades whirl, "the noise is crazy," she said, adding that she takes sleeping pills to get some rest. "It's intolerable."
28 Mar 2006

Santee Cooper powering up

Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility based in Moncks Corner, unveiled a $2.5 billion plan Monday to build four new power plants, including two nuclear generators, by 2019 to meet surging demand from new residents and businesses.
28 Mar 2006

First victory in wind farm battle

CAMPAIGNERS against proposals for Britain's largest wind farm won their first battle when plans for a wind-measuring mast were turned down this week. The action group Wolds Wind Farm Opposition (WWFO) has been set up in Skerne in a bid to stop one of seven wind farms across the East Riding.
27 Mar 2006

A rural revolution

The South West aims to generate 15 per cent of its power from renewable sources by 2010, compared with 3 per cent at present. But planning consent is a bar to progress, says Luke Gabb
27 Mar 2006

Cambria wind-energy growth seen

On Route 58 east between Bakersfield and Barstow, Calif., motorists are met with hundreds of wind turbines. They cover much of the mountain ridge for as far as the eye can see. Wind turbines can be awe-inspiring and symbols of energy independence. Or they can be an ugly, intrusive blight on an otherwise scenic landscape.
27 Mar 2006
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