RESIDENTS of Denby Dale and surrounding villages were astonished to read the statements by Caroline Lucas Euro-MP about wind energy. She seems to be one of a dwindling number still under the misapprehension that wind turbines are in any way "green".
We cannot rationally use such nebulous reporting, which, due to insufficient information leads the reader, but does not inform truthfully.
Control room operators (and, by extension, system operators) have issues with both supply-side and demand-side dispatchability of resources. Derek's comment points to the supply-side issue with wind; the physical challenge of incorporating wind into the grid is that you have to produce power when the wind is blowing, and you can't control that. It's not like powering a gas turbine up or down, which is much more amenable to the centralized control paradigm in which the control room operators have traditionally functioned in the regulated environment.
MONTPELIER, Vt. --Planning the state's energy future is a high priority for the Legislature this year and lawmakers on Friday got a comprehensive plan from an unexpected source: high school seniors from The Sharon Academy.
WEST Devon and Torridge MP Geoffrey Cox has launched a probe into the amount of public money spent by the Government to subsidise companies who develop wind farms. Mr Cox's Parliamentary Questions will form part of the latest stage in his campaign in support of the thousands of local residents who object to the siting of two wind farms in his constituency.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The nation's largest generator of wind power plans to use fire to study bat habitats. FPL Energy LLC operates 43 wind farms in 15 states, including the Mountaineer Wind Energy Center in Tucker County.
“This is a much more extensive ordinance than the first one and includes much more than height and noise restriction,” Land Use Director Richard Edmonds stated.
Tonight, a public hearing in Altona invites comment on a proposed wind-energy law there, which would regulate such projects as one Noble Environmental Power wants to build.
Critics argued the combined 140 megawatts the turbines would produce at peak capacity represented a fraction of the Island's current 6,100 megawatt availability, at a price equivalent to or higher than oil or gas-based power. They voiced concerns over turbine noise, obstructed views and impacted property values, and noted that low wind velocities during the summer season could mean the wind farm is least productive when needed most.
RICHMOND — It will come as little surprise to Highland residents that pressure at the state level to develop wind energy projects continues to mount. And now, the county’s own legislative representatives are jumping in to the debate with separate bills introduced in the General Assembly session. The legislative proposals are entirely different, but if passed, they would each have a significant effect on the current plan for a 39-megawatt facility here, and any future commercial wind projects that are likely to surface.
So maybe there won't be a rush to windmill-generated energy. Otsego County's ordinance has attracted the attention of law- makers in Lansing who think the state should get involved with regulating their use.
A Toronto-based company is teaming up with the Labrador Metis Nation to build what is being called Canada's largest wind farm, near Churchill Falls.
With the help of state policy, research and funding from clean-energy supporters, Hull, Princeton and Boston fought the challenges and have erected wind turbines. The concept has supporters in Newbury. Newburyport is watching, with the new mayor saying a committee to look into the option may be in order.
Wind farms, wind parks or wind conversion -- no matter what it's called, Sweetwater County has to learn how to deal with it.
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.
The talk of wind turbines continues to blow through Steuben and Livingston counties. Three towns are currently in different stages of the proposed projects.
A Massachusetts developer is studying a 4,000 acre site that spans Windham, Grafton and Townshend for a possible wind farm project.
“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.”
Environmentalists have been promising for more than three decades that wind energy would be competitive if there was a "level playing field," but it survives only because the field has been tilted in its favor.
"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."