Green Berkshires spokeswoman Eleanor Tillinghast said that she and the citizens' group are appealing the DEP decision because it did not meet the requirements of the state's wetlands protection act.
“People need to have an appreciation for the value of homes,” said Dodie Stark, an agent for Coldwell Banker Anchor Real Estate, in Oceana County. “For many, real estate is their biggest investment and a means to a secure retirement. Views are very important, especially in a resort area, and a group of 400-foot-tall wind turbines 500 feet from homes or cottages could have a devastating effect on property values.”
Governor Mitt Romney has touted Massachusetts's first-in-the-nation plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the dirtiest power plants, but the plan that went into effect Jan. 1 remains incomplete, and Romney is pushing changes that could allow plants to avoid pollution reductions.
CAMPAIGNERS against a proposed Greenock wind farm say a Scottish Office Reporter has turned it down — but the Scottish Executive could still approve it.
The Rush Twp. property is mostly remote mountain land, but is close to Fort Indiantown Gap and the Appalachian Trail.
The talk of wind turbines continues to blow through Steuben and Livingston counties. Three towns are currently in different stages of the proposed projects.
"If they go ahead it will cause serious devaluation of properties in the area. I understand that wind energy is probably going to be the thing of the future, but they are just too big for this area. I can't see that anyone in the local area is going to benefit from them apart from the greedy landowners."
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' report to which they refer is clear on these points. Their chief economist, in summation of the results, says: "Our survey shows a clear majority who find that a windfarm nearby suppresses house prices." Editor's Note: The report is available via the link below.
Representatives from several environmental advocacy groups are celebrating the fact that Maple Ridge wind farm in Lewis County recently went on line. But a vocal group of citizens opposed to the use of wind turbines say the state should focus on other energy sources.
Environmental advocates and officials are divided about the proposed wind farm, which would be the first of its kind near the Texas Gulf Coast. Many don’t want to speak out against the use of wind energy, which is free of the toxic emissions of traditional electric plants, but they have concerns about the farm’s location and the potential for bird kills along a major migratory flyway.
“With renewable energy sources several decades away from providing more than a tiny minority of our energy needs, we urgently need government policy to promote clean coal to save thousands of jobs and avoid blackouts and soaring utility bills over the next five years.”
Arguments are raging over a proposed wind farm in North Devon. Local residents think the company behind the scheme isn't supplying the necessary information about the plan. But, as John Bevir reports, the company disagrees.
In my opinion as a realtor and architect, the true asset in Monroe County is to develop a recreational industry. With its location close to Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Wisconsin Dells, and the Mississippi River, and with the beautiful bluffs, ridges, and picturesque valleys inhabited by Amish settlements, this area has the potential to attract weekend tourists and vacationers, bringing business and employment to thousands of county residents and enterprises. This potential will be lost by the construction of wind turbines, which will pollute the landscape with towers and power lines.
If newspaper letters pages and protest marches were an accurate reflection of general public feeling, a remarkably large percentage of the population is against wind farms.
No devotee of wind power is veteran industry engineer and consultant Brian Leyland. He thinks the limit of wind power is about 700MW before it causes problems for the transmission system. The variability of wind could cause frequency and voltage problems and need for more reserve power and in the end cost the power system and ultimately consumers who pay the price.
On the third day of the new year, the Winona County Economic Development Authority Rural Development subcommittee took another slow but sure step toward the construction of a $3 million wind turbine.
Newcastle Airport officials confirmed last night that they were concerned about the Kiln Pit Hill plan because two of the turbines would be visible on their radar.
"Most windfarms are near roads, railways, or walking paths, and the dangers are obvious."
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho Blades on two turbines at the Wolverine Creek wind farm have snapped, forcing crews to shut them down for repairs.
DECISION day is looming over a wind farm on picturesque moorland.