Windpower wants to build a farm comprising 19 turbines.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Location. Location. Location. The axiom usually cited in valuing real estate could just as easily apply to offshore wind-power farms, it seems.
Critics blame politics after agency suspends projects in Midwest
PITTSBURGH - Thousands of people are expected to gather in Pittsburgh next week for the largest-ever annual conference on wind power, an energy resource that has undergone a significant revival in recent years.
BOSTON — A Quincy developer on Tuesday applied for state approval to build a $750 million offshore wind farm with 90 to 120 turbines in Buzzards Bay.
After months of study, a majority of the task force made two recommendations: For the near term, add an additional coal power plant locally. For the long term, expand efforts to encourage energy efficiency.
State programs to promote the development of renewable energy continue to multiply and evolve, presenting challenges, opportunities and some unexpected consequences for the US power market.
PPM Energy, ScottishPower's competitive U.S. energy business, will begin construction this fall on the 75-megawatt (MW) Twin Buttes Wind Power Project in southeastern Colorado. And in Oregon, PPM just announced construction of the 100 MW Leaning Juniper Wind Project near Arlington, which is expected to be commercially operational later this year.
Around 225 CU customers have chosen to have their electric needs supplied by a wind farm in Kansas. They pay about twice as much for electric power as other CU customers. But there's no way wind could supply electricity for everyone in Springfield. We would have a lot of hours in the year with no power if we did that, Twitty said. Of course, a blackout is one way to conserve.
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A Toronto company wants to erect more than 140 massive wind turbines down the middle of Lake Ontario in what would become the largest wind farm in North America.
The debate was put into a proper perspective by the Times-Tribune newspaper in Scranton., which wrote: “America’s future as a world power and leading economy will be determined largely by its ability to meet the increasing demand for energy, while weaning itself from foreign oil and protecting the environment.
TONY JONES: So in fact you think it's too late for the green solution? The sustainable agriculture combined with large-scale alternative energy, sources like wind farms, hot rocks, wave energy? All of those things combined with solar power, you don't think that will all work? PROFESSOR JAMES LOVELOCK: I'm afraid it won't. They would have worked with a small population like back in Malthus's time. If civilisation had developed that way we might not be in the mess we are now in. But you can't support 6 billion, growing towards 7 billion people, on that kind of energy source. It just won't work.
TORONTO (CP) - Canada has "probably the best wind resource in the world" but lags behind other developed countries in generating electricity from the air, the head of the wind industry's national organization told a Bay Street crowd Tuesday.
OLYMPIA -- The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association is pressing the Benton and Franklin PUDs to take a stand against a citizens initiative that would require the utilities to buy more green power.
The bill provides a 10 percent income tax credit, accelerated depreciation and property tax relief to energy companies expanding or locating new facilities in Kansas on projects up to $500 million. The credit moves to 5 percent if the project exceeds that cost.
So much is unknown about the impact of this project that nothing less than the most comprehensive review is required.
BAY AREA: Grazing to trim grasses to a level that discourages ground squirrels may cut raptor deaths from wind farms
A PUBLIC inquiry into controversial plans for a 137-mile overhead power line through Scotland could take nine months and cost Highland Council more than £500,000 for objecting. Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) wants to upgrade the power line from Beauly, near Inverness, to Denny, Stirlingshire, to help take electricity from wind farms.
Funds are now in place to begin a four-year study to establish what impacts, if any, wind power facilities have on prairie-chicken demography and population genetics.