Objectors from the Communities Opposing Lamonby Turbines (COLT) group, which has around 250 members, protested outside the hall with placards on Wednesday.
A dangerous trend of political opposition to wind farms has developed in 2006. Beginning with one or two isolated incidents, the opposition to wind power is rapidly growing into a global movement that threatens all future renewable energy projects.
Millions of dollars worth of Mid North wind farm projects are being shelved because the Australian Government is holding off boosting renewable energy targets.
THE COMPANY behind the Wellow wind farm, which has been five years in the planning, this week promised it could be generating power by 2008 — if its application, submitted this week, gets permission.
Although no development application has been lodged with Lithgow Council, rumours of plans to build wind turbines in the Tarana Valley has the watchdog Rydal District Landholders Association growling. It is understood that the site being considered is on the northern side of the road between Sodwalls and Tarana.
Nothing in nature is ever quite that simple.
The Bourne Planning Board wants to know how and why a wind turbine was built at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School with no consultation from the town.
That said, here's some valuable advice for the GOP, if they want to remain in power: Pretend you have a viable energy policy that goes beyond running cars with Mazola.
Despite winning over a few naysayers, some environmentalists worry that adding more congestion and development to a narrow and already crowded shipping channel could be a recipe for disaster.
Fourth European country to begin phase out
Compared to conventional shallow water offshore wind farms that cost about $2 million per MW installed, the fixed-pile foundation Talisman project at $5.8 million per MW is almost three times as expensive and prohibitively uneconomical in the near term.
OTTAWA, ON, May 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today released a report designed to facilitate the installation of small wind turbines across Canada. The report provides guidance for both consumers and municipalities on "Best Practices" that will ensure the proper installation of turbines under 300 kilowatts (kW) rated capacity in Canadian homes, farms and businesses.
Once in place, the clean coal boiler is expected to save around 500,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, equivalent to the development of 230 megawatts of wind farm capacity.
But let us be clear, you can be, like us, both pro wind energy development and have serious concerns and doubts over this week's announcement by Jay Cashman of his hopes to construct a 90-120 turbine wind farm spanning the western end of Buzzards Bay. This issue is not as simple as being "for" or "against" — the appropriate siting of wind farms will make all of the difference.
The problem is with the proposed bylaws that she says are “too restrictive” and make it so that “95 per cent of the people” can’t even install one on their property.
SOUTH Australia will be home to the nation's largest wind farm, with the $400 million expansion of the Lake Bonney wind farm in the South-East.
ANOTHER famous celebrity has added his name to a list of people fighting a proposed wind farm. Sir David Bellamy visited Brent Knoll this week to look at the site on which green firm Ecotricity wants to put five 78 metre high wind turbines.
CANNON TOWNSHIP -- Soaring energy costs and a resident's request about alternatives have prompted Cannon Township officials to consider ways to regulate wind turbines. The township Planning Commission will hold a hearing at 6 p.m. June 13 to get residents' opinions on a zoning ordinance amendment that would create a special land use for wind energy harvest sites and individual wind turbine generators for on-site service only.
While gearboxes in comparable turbines weigh 50 to 70 tons, the Clipper model weighs 36 tons, including the gearbox, brakes and housing. Low-speed tapered roller bearings take thrust loads on the main shaft. Clipper’s patented variable speed technology, which includes tower damping techniques to eliminate harmful vibrations, results in fewer parts and higher reliability.
If the Government endorses a programme to build new nuclear generating plants, there are a number of measures that might be taken to improve the planning system. These measures could have implications for a number of forms of development.