Some of us used to think wind development might create useful electricity. But we took time the last three years to learn about how industrial wind really works. We studied Catamount’s “educational material,” we studied the impact of industrial wind development in others countries, and we studied the independent analysis of scientists and economists who show that the benefits of industrial wind are an illusion. Editor's Note: This letter has been submitted to The Rutland Herald.
FOREST PARK - Gov. Bob Taft on Friday announced a new state pilot program to provide $25 million over five years to encourage wind power development in Ohio.
Wind power as the alternative source of power generation seems to be breaking through as everybody's darling. General Electric is investing heavily in it. President Bush, having lately discovered that America is addicted to oil, is supporting the admittedly clean energy that comes from wind turbines, and the environmental community loves windmills. Are we perhaps getting too far ahead of ourselves by uncritically embracing wind turbines?
By excluding from council business any councillor who can be considered to have a "prejudicial interest", the code is now being widely used to silence councillors who wish to speak on behalf of the communities they represent.
In the near future, at least 10 wind mills will be constructed on Green Mountain (Hoover Hollow).
MONTPELIER — The House gave final approval Friday to an energy bill that clears the way for an expanded home-generated power program.
Hawke's Bay residents will end up paying more for electricity if two windfarms proposed for the ranges near Te Pohue go ahead, says a group trying to prevent their development.
MONTPELIER -- A proposal championed by lawmakers from the Northeast Kingdom to place a moratorium on any industrial windmill developments on the state's ridgelines failed by a wide margin in the House on Friday.
LONDONDERRY -- On Friday, voters here rejected the idea of commercial wind power on top of Glebe Mountain by a count of 425 to 213.
There isn't enough that any developer could offer this community that could change the overwhelming rejection of the commercialization of our most important natural resource
THE loss of federal energy credits could pose a much greater threat to Tasmania's largest wind farm than delays in local government planning.
SOUTH LONDONDERRY — Londonderry's answer was definitely not blowing in the wind.
A Lynn waste-water treatment plant could soon get half its power from wind energy. The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is erecting a wind turbine to try to cut its electric bill nearly in half. Hull hopes to save another $500,000 on electric costs, having already powered its streetlights and stoplights for free.
MONTPELIER — The House gave preliminary approval Thursday to an energy bill that clears the way for an expanded home-generated power program.
But it is just not the right idea at the right time...those mountains are just way too important to too many of us for many, many reasons. In another place and time, maybe. But not now and not anytime soon.
Without sizeable government subsidies, wind power to generate electricity on any meaningful scale is a loser.
LONDONDERRY -- There's no shortage of strong opinions here about a possible wind development atop Glebe Mountain.
ST. AGATHA - A Delaware-based company involved in wind energy is taking options on hundreds of acres of farm and forestland in the central St. John Valley where a wind farm could be located, if wind tests are positive.
CAMPAIGNERS who oppose plans to extend the Blaen Bowi wind farm near Newcastle Emlyn are stepping up their fight this week.
SEARSBURG -- Though the ownership has changed hands, those working on bringing up to 32 new wind turbines to Bennington County say the project will remain largely the same.