A bill to veto - State Senate was willing to force power plants on localities

Localities escaped a close call when the House reaffirmed that nuclear, wind and LNG facilities would have to meet local zoning and land-use restrictions. But they should be wary of the coercive spirit shown by the Senate, and all Virginians should be wary of the flawed energy policy crafted in their name. The issues involved deserve more thoughtful, balanced consideration. In the interim the best thing that could happen to this bill would be a veto from the governor.
17 Mar 2006

Alcoa Turbine Decision Due Next Month

Residents fighting plans for three massive new wind turbines close to their homes will find out next month if they have won their battle. Rolls Royce engine makers Timet wants to build three 68-metre turbines at its Alcoa factory in Waunarlwydd.
17 Mar 2006

Against the wind: Kingdom project gets thumbs down

MONTPELIER — After 27 months and more than $1 million, the developers of a four-turbine wind project proposed for a mountaintop in East Haven have been told that the Public Service Board (PSB) should reject its application because the project will have an undue aesthetic impact in a nearby land preserve.
17 Mar 2006

Windpower 'supergrid' could be built

IRISH wind farm operators Airtricity and Swiss engineering giant ABB have completed a study into creating a European 'supergrid' linking national grids to be powered from offshore wind farms. Such a grid - which would cost billions - would carry power to where it is needed.
17 Mar 2006
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