The Wind Forum, held at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier, and hosted by the group Building for Social Responsibility (BSR) was a big disappointment for those of us who came with questions and who expected an informed discussion. Since we, from Windham and South Londonderry, had a two hour drive, we carefully checked the agenda of the forum on the BSR web site before deciding to attend.
A Formal application for a £50million windfarm close to Lochan Shira reservoir, near Dalmally in Argyll, has been lodged with the Scottish Executive.
RICHMOND — A bill to give localities the option of how to tax wind utility equipment passed the House of Delegates Monday by a margin of 10 votes.
But the variable and unpredictable power rate of the wind disqualifies it for either system load following or the continuous full load operation required to contribute to the national base load.
MANCHESTER — Endless Energy, the company proposing to build five 390-foot wind turbines on Little Equinox, plans to move forward with the project despite a town vote against it.
RICHMOND — Five state agencies plus the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers believes Highland New Wind Development’s application for a wind project is insufficient.
Politicians are instinctively uncomfortable with the long view. They tend to think in much shorter spans that coincide with the spaces between elections. So, meeting the demand in many energy company boardrooms for greater strategic clarity is not going to be easy.
Windpower will do nothing about our dependence on foreign oil and virtually nothing about global warming, despite the ardent beliefs of its supporters.
McIntyre Township supervisor Albert E. Boyer Wednesday told the county zoning hearing board that he supports the proposed construction by Vermont-based Catamount Energy Corp. of 47 wind turbines in northern Lycoming County.
Welsh Conservatives today called on the Labour Party to clear up growing confusion over whether it supports the controversial Gwynt y Môr wind farm off the North Wales coast.
There seems to be no good way to properly site these turbines on unspoiled Appalachian mountains without causing irreparable damage. The State Corporation Commission has an opportunity to do the right thing by heeding the growing warnings about negative, cumulative effects its own experts are offering.
A CAMPAIGN to fight plans to build the region's most powerful wind farm at North Charlton has been boosted by a landmark decision in Cumbria.
Mark Rodgers, communications director of Cape Wind, says it’s "almost a sleazy way of trying to enact policy."
Taking on heavy criticism, the British energy minister and rural affairs minister have agreed to cancel a wind energy program that would supply renewable energy with 27-wind turbine farm, according to the Guardian.
LONDONDERRY -- The Planning Commission is recommending that a developer start over in its efforts to gain approval for a wind generation plant on top of Glebe Mountain.
WIND turbines near North Charlton would be a flight hazard, according to defence chiefs.
WASHINGTON --Massachusetts U.S. Rep. William Delahunt is asking for a hearing on whether the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm's 130 turbines could hamper civilian and military radar systems in the area, possibly endangering homeland security.
The six-year-old put in an immaculate display to beat Kerryhead Windfarm by 20 lengths but O'Brien will resist the temptation of heading for next week's Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy. Editor's Note: We can beat them at the track as well.
Even if federal ridge lines were forever protected, and that is a very dangerous assumption, there is sufficient privately-owned mountain terrain here with attractive enough wind scales for developers to significantly downgrade the scenic values that are the backbone of Bath’s economy and the promise of its future. The stakes for Bath could be every bit as high as they are now for Highland.
Mr Blair questioned whether the UK can meet its future energy and environmental needs without nuclear power. He said renewable energy must form a larger part of the UK energy mix but stressed nuclear might be "part of the answer". He said: "I still think there is a major challenge - and this is what the energy review will answer in the next few months - as to whether we can really make sure we meet both our energy needs and our environmental targets without nuclear power in the mix."