As soon as a few papers are filed and the ground thaws, it looks like Harwich will be getting back into the alternative energy business. Selectmen last week took another step toward the eventual construction of a wind turbine behind the high school on Oak Street.
A nine-member central steering committee is being formed to explore all of the available options. The county is seeking people who either have knowledge or expertise in wind, hydro or biomass production.
AUSTRALIA's "green" energy sector is planning to protect profits by lobbying for more industry-friendly government policy, banking environmental credits or improving power plant efficiencies.
The tract, given away by Rocking Stone Farm LLC, includes part of the ridgeline between Mount Equinox and Little Equinox, where a proposal for five 390-foot wind turbines is being debated locally.
The Kittitas Valley has beautiful views... and many residents are not willing to them give up so that a new 6-thousand acre wind farm can take it's place.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Jan 10, 2006 Magenn Power Inc. today announced a distribution agreement with Krystal Planet Corporation to market the Magenn Air Rotor System (MARS), an airborne tethered wind generator. This innovative new product will deliver up to 4 kW (kilowatts) of power at a cost per kWh (kilowatt-hour) potentially much lower than conventional wind turbines mounted on towers.
The Nantucket Sound region is a fragile marine environment on the active list under consideration for sanctuary status by the federal government. Nantucket Sound exists in the North Atlantic Flyway. It is a habitat to endangered species protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
I feel that your paper's endorsement of the wind project is based upon an incomplete understanding of its impact upon the western mountains' nature-based tourism.
A small request turned into a big deal at Monday's Potter County Commissioners Court meeting.
"We must carefully weigh the benefits of scenic attributes versus the limited economic benefits of wind turbines," said Diane Olcott, the chairwoman of the Manchester Village Planning Commission.
The Adirondack Park has served as a model for parks and protected areas across the globe. Its economic prospects rest on whether its natural wonders and wild character are assured.
The chief sponsor, state Sen. Frank Wagner, R-Virginia Beach, describes his draft legislation as a comprehensive blueprint for developing more energy at home -- both traditional sources and futuristic ones -- so Virginia will have reliable supplies for decades to come.
That will make Whole Foods the only Fortune 500 company to purchase renewable energy credits — which subsidize the production of energy from renewable sources such as wind — to offset 100% of its electricity use, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.
In September, a report by the Government Accountability Office found that the federal government offers minimal oversight in approving wind-power plants. The report urged federal officials to take a more active role in weighing the effect of wind power farms on bird and bat deaths
Almost every property in their street, apart from those of the farmers on whose land the turbines are being built, is for sale. "I've watched my husband work all his life to build this home," Mrs Cicero said. "We've never had loans, we've always worked and saved. And now we find everything that we've put in here, it's all worth nothing." The Ciceros had their home valued at $410,000 before the wind farm was taken into account. Afterwards, the estimated value dropped to $270,000. They have not received one offer for their property in two years.
Common sense says: Calm down. Let's work on securing the 90 percent of the roof over our heads - that is, let's nail down the 90 percent reliable, low-cost energy we need for the future and figure out energy conservation strategies and ways of meeting our 10 percent renewables energy target other than by destroying Vermont's world-renowned ridge lines.
Lisa Linowes of National Wind Watch says a project on the scale of Loranger's isn't nearly as bad as some. But if it succeeds, she predicts big companies will try to move in to capitalize on the resource.
The unpredictability of wind requires energy suppliers to coordinate backup supplies. For that reason, "free" wind isn't exactly free.
Existing or proposed wind power projects in northern New England. Excludes locations where wind is being measured but no turbines have been proposed yet.
A coalition promoting the creation of new energy sources in Massachusetts announced its formation Wednesday, Jan. 4.