“Like so many others, he [Sen. Allen, VA] has had to reassess his position, but he does remain open to the possibility that the wind industry will eventually find a way to increase its capacity. But at this point, he just doesn’t believe it’s terribly efficient and there are more affordable and reliable energy sources for our economy.”
“Basically, they’re taking that semi-wilderness and turning it into an industrial site,” Payne said. “It’s clean energy and it has a place, but I think we can and should site them responsibly.”
NEW HAVEN -- The head of Cape Wind Associates, the company that wants to plant the first offshore wind farm in the United States in Nantucket Sound, hopes his project will get a boost from President Bush's remarks promoting alternative energy in his State of the Union speech this week.
PORTSMOUTH —The wind turbine itself won't arrive at Portsmouth Abbey School until March, but last week its anchor was set. No ordinary anchor, this one should have extraordinary holding power, according to the Abbey's Brother Joseph Byron.
In an ambitious $3 billion plan, the nation's largest power generator has proposed building a 550-mile power line stretched atop 13-story towers to bring surplus electricity from coal-fired plants in Appalachia and the Midwest to the power-hungry eastern seaboard.
MEREDITH — An informal presentation on issues related to the proposed installation of wind turbines will take place at the Meredith Town Planning Board at 7 p.m. Monday.
The November sale of Burke Mountain to the Ginn Company has led to a delay in the state's decision on a request to put a wind measurement tower on East Haven Mountain.
In a recent fiasco the Highland County Board of Supervisors issued a permit for a wind energy project supported by only 20 percent of 97 speakers at the public hearing. Prior to the hearing more than 1,000 residents and landowners of this county with a population of only 2,500, signed a petition opposed. Editor’s note: The following letter was written to Del. Chris Saxman and shared with The Recorder.
While Bush should be congratulated for his plan to reduce U.S. dependence on oil produced by unstable Middle Eastern regimes, we also should be thankful that he didn't seek to buy green votes by overhyping the benefits of inefficient wind power.
Let’s hope our elected officials in Richmond and Washington don’t fall for the same untested arguments our supervisors did. Sen. Allen’s response to Mr. Flora’s thoughts is reassuring in this regard. Legislators willing to examine the issue fully are finally starting to smell something rotten about how this [wind] industry operates.
MONTPELIER -- Members of a Northeast Kingdom delegation caucus voted 10-5 Thursday in favor of a statement on commercial wind towers that states: "At this point we do not believe enough objective information exists to form a solid position."
LOS ANGELES, Feb 2 (Reuters) - A California constitutional amendment taxing oil production to fund a range of alternative energy efforts may go to voters this November, setting up a nine-month battle between environmentalists and oil companies.
An ad hoc coalition of anti-windpower groups from around New York will meet in Albany, N.Y., Monday, Feb. 6, to lobby against New York's indirect underwriting of wind farms.
The excitement amongst Danish alternative energy producers was tangible late Wednesday night as US president uttered the words 'America is addicted to oil' and that something must be done about it.
FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Residents and landowners long opposed to a wind energy project in Pendleton County have taken their stance to a new level this week.
My suggestion is that our state legislature make a proposal: for the state energy commission to study windmill energy on behalf of the state of Vermont. This study can ascertain the effects, both economic and ecological, of placing larger sized windmill "farms" in a few carefully selected locations, where they can be out of view of the most residents and tourists; to assure both ecological and economic responsibility.
MONTEREY — Highland County residents opposed to the wind utility proposed by Highland New Wind Development LLC have often cited the proliferation of more such industrial projects as a large concern in granting the first one. And it appears they have reason to believe a second project is planned.
Yass Valley Councillors have pledged their support to local residents opposing the proposed Conroy's Gap wind farm.
Hornby | Officials continue to scrutinize plans for a 40-turbine wind farm in the town of Hornby region, with a special zoning committee meeting set to take place there at 6:30 p.m. today.
Meteorological towers to test wind speed and direction have been installed in the towns of Walton, Tompkins and Meredith to determine whether those sites would be suitable for wind turbines, officials said Wednesday.