Amsterdam (ANTARA News) - The Dutch are debating their energy options for the future. Partial privatization of gas and electricity, building a new nuclear plant and meeting commitments under the Kyoto protocol are at the centre of the increasingly heated discussion.
A provision tucked into a massive Coast Guard authorization bill could stop the Cape Wind debate in its tracks.
SUTTON -- UPC Vermont Wind Project Manager Tim Caffyn said Friday he has offered $100,000 in annual town tax payments if Sutton officials support the company's proposal for six wind turbines. He said he also has offered $300,000 in yearly town tax payments to neighboring Sheffield, where his company wants to put up 20 wind turbines.
They call it the train that never arrives. It's a low, rumbling sound that goes on and on ... and on. Sometimes, in a stiff easterly, the rumbling develops into a roar, like a stormy ocean. But worst of all is the beat. An insidious, low-frequency vibration that's more a sensation than a noise. It defeats double-glazing and ear plugs, coming up through the ground, or through the floors of houses, and manifesting itself as a ripple up the spine, a thump on the chest or a throbbing in the ears. Those who feel it say it's particularly bad at night. It wakes them up or stops them getting to sleep.
EAGLE HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Miscommunications may have helped to widen a potentially irreparable rift this week between Keweenaw County officials and Lowell, Mich.-based Mackinaw Power, LLC. The county has been in contract negotiations with the power company regarding possible wind turbine use on the north face of Mt. Horace Greeley in Eagle Harbor Township.
Monstrous. Colossal. Shocking. These are a few words Spanish Fork residents are using to describe a set of five wind turbines that are scheduled to tower in the community -- unless they can change the City Council's mind.
ALTONA -- The Town of Altona now has a wind-energy law in place, and Noble Environmental has submitted a wind-farm application there.
FLORIDA — An international energy company with a proven track record in massive wind-power projects has purchased the rights to the Hoosac Wind Project, despite its current legal limbo.
NEWARK — Wind turbines and geothermal energy may help power an alternative-energy-based industrial park that Wayne County economic planners want to see built in the village.
In addition to the issue of scale, there are risks to jobs and the local economy, as well as questions about what a project this size might do to property values. These are reasonable questions that have yet to be answered.
Wind power projects of the magnitude proposed on our ridgelines would drastically affect the character of our state and do little or nothing to alleviate the problems of acid rain and greenhouse warming.
I invite the wind energy proponents living along Vermont's "Great Lake" to pony up and put their money where their mouth is.
A politician is pledging his support to a group opposing a proposed wind farm.
"However, it has to be remembered that wind farms alter the landscape massively and are not a problem free solution, they generate noise and other environmental difficulties and should be sited as far away from settlements as possible."
Communities in Powys that will be seriously affected by wind farm development should receive windfall payments from developers of £5,000 for every megawatt of energy produced, county councillors have decided.
OPPONENTS of plans to build a wind farm in the heart of the picturesque South Pennines were celebrating last night after council officers recommended that planning permission should be refused.
SPANISH FORK - A slow-moving project to create Utah's first wind farm could grind to a halt this spring. A group of residents unimpressed with the idea of 300-foot-high turbines whirling overhead at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon will ask the City Council next week for a six-month moratorium on the project.
Ford County will soon be able to harness the Kansas wind with the construction of a wind farm north of Spearville.
In the last couple of years I have watched Illuzzi do his fence jumping on the wind issues. One day he wants to destroy the ridgelines and if you wait a few weeks he doesn’t. It’s a lot like waiting for the wind to blow — you really never know where it’s coming from.
County Commissioners approved a reinvestment zone and tax abatement for AES Seawest, Inc., following a public hearing on the matter held Wednesday morning.