A CONSERVATION charity has claimed that Highland Council's renewable energy strategy could harm the area's landscape.
Two separate wind farms proposed for Prattsburgh, Steuben County, are now being reviewed by the same local development agency.
A group of employees at Raytheon are indeed looking at the feasibility of wind power, according to William Saslow, a systems engineer at the Portsmouth plant.
ALTONA -- Altona Town Council didn't vote last week on the proposed local law that would allow companies to apply to build wind-energy projects.
There are many places where it [wind energy] can work and not be intrusive. But it's not for everywhere. It doesn't belong on ridgetops where it will destroy the "viewshed" and foul the wilderness quality of the last large undeveloped tract in the region.
CAMPAIGNERS battling to prevent a wind farm being built in Denshaw are furious that many of their supporters could be prevented from attending a crucial meeting.
"The local community is small and widespread and they do not have the manpower or resources to create effective opposition. "Should these developments go ahead they will have a huge impact on the cultural, landscape, tourist and recreational assets and interests of this area."
PEETZ — Xcel Energy and Invenergy Wind LLC have reached agreement on a power purchase contract for 200 megawatts of wind energy to be constructed in 2006-2007 by Logan Energy LLC, an affiliate of Invenergy Wind.
Engineers from Melbourne will today begin inspecting the scene of a $3 million fire at the Lake Bonney wind farm.
“We believe the Scottish Executive should urgently produce in a transparent and consultative way an energy strategy for Scotland including the electricity distribution network. In this way, all relevant factors – social, environmental and economic – can be weighted up throughout Scotland. This would then provide a national framework for planning decisions allowing prioritisation of renewable energy development to less sensitive areas”.
The Chinese electric utility Huaneng and the Spanish National Power Corporation Endesa have unveiled a pioneering initiative for purchasing emissions credits generated under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), according to the 21st Century Business Herald.
What this basically means, he said, is that a final project application and plan cannot be submitted to the Adirondack Park Agency until the research is done and the company knows exactly where windmills would need to go and why.
What a high price to pay for a technology whose benefits remain in so much doubt. Editor's Note: Please refer to 'Blow for wind farm protesters' 1/21/06 available in NWW's news section.
Anyone who thinks that wind factories are environmentally friendly should Google "Cefn Croes Photo Gallery", to see 100 chilling pictures showing how many miles of unspoiled Welsh countryside were disfigured to create the largest industrial site in Britain: all to "save" annually less than a quarter of the CO2 emissions from a single jumbo jet.
With the costs of electricity rising, and budgets tightening, more North Shore communities are looking at building wind turbines to help power schools and other municipal properties.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - What a difference a decade makes. In 1996, Vermont’s long-term power-purchase contract with Hydro-Quebec looked too expensive and like a bad idea.
National Grid said that it was only trying to cover the costs wind farms impose on it. “A developer could drop out at any time, even if we have spent £50m on an upgrade, and leave us high and dry,” said Nigel Williams, National Grid’s customer agreements manager.
To be sure, we are at a crossroads in energy and need all kinds of ideas to supply the enormous demand that is now filled by fossil fuels; however, I’m not ready to surrender the last open prairies to this version of energy independence.
WIND FARM protesters have been dealt a potentially devastating blow after an influential watchdog backed developers’ pleas for compulsory purchase powers.
It is common sense, not the governor alone, that is trying shut the door on such fruitless industrialization of our ridgelines.