Last ditch bid to thwart wind farm plan

A GROUP of residents is making a desperate, last-ditch attempt to prevent the construction of Suffolk's first wind farm - because of alleged shortcomings by a local authority when it gave the go-ahead.
23 Mar 2006

Federal agencies, Conservancy concerned about wind plant impacts to wildlife

RICHMOND — Formal respondents in Highland New Wind Development’s case pending before the State Corporation Commission are adding to a long list of concerns expressed already by a variety of state agencies. Among those who have weighed in recently are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which expresses serious doubts about environmental reviews conducted thus far.
23 Mar 2006

Catamount explores alternatives

Rutland-based Catamount Energy Corp., a developer, owner, and operator of wind energy projects in the United States and Europe, has retained the investment firm Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a financial adviser, Catamount said on Wednesday.
23 Mar 2006

US Oil Majors Seen Lagging in CO2 Risk Management

Exxon spokesman David Gardner said the company believes the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere may pose significant risk and that it has reduced greenhouse emissions at plants and refineries. "Our actions on carbon dioxide are widely misunderstood by many," he said in a telephone interview. He said cogeneration, or using waste heat and steam to produce electricity at plants, has reduced greenhouse gases by nine million metric tonnes per year. But Exxon has not set emissions limits and it does not invest in the production of wind and solar power because the company does not believe those technologies are economically viable yet, he said.
22 Mar 2006

FERC Rejects Exemptions for Wind Generators

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued orders rejecting exemptions from the standard interconnection rule for wind generators (Order No.661-A) sought by the Midwest Independent System Operators (MISO) and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and all of the transmission owners in their respective regions.
22 Mar 2006

Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget Statement

I can also announce a new fund, initially £50 millions, for microgeneration technologies which make it possible for homes and businesses to generate their own renewable energy. The purpose of this £50 million fund is to show how we can make these technologies from wind turbines to solar heating, affordable to schools, housing associations, businesses including local authority tenants – initially 25,000 buildings.
22 Mar 2006
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