Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2007.
But what some call "wind farms" to emphasize their clean and renewable nature, others see as a blight, and a deadly one at that. They call them "wind mines."
Local investors are finding it hard to import windmill generators from Europe and the US to set up wind power generation projects due to unavailability of these generators, sources in the alternative energy sector said here yesterday.
Some industry officials speak out against three-year pre-construction monitoring period.
TALLAHASSEE -- Floridians support lifting a ban on oil drilling 100 miles or more from the state's Gulf Coast beaches by a 51 to 42 percent majority, and many say rising gasoline prices have influenced their approval, a poll released Thursday showed.
The Victorian Government is considering a mandatory renewable energy target to encourage wind farm expansion.
But I was sitting at my kitchen table in North Buffalo, far from the wind farms of the Southern Tier, and such distance makes for simple, black-and-white comprehension. There are places in Western New York where wind energy isn’t so clear a choice. Places with names like Perry, Sheldon and Arkwright, rural towns perched atop the high glacial ridges to the east and south of the city, whose landscapes might soon be dominated by hundreds of towering, 400-foot windmills. As wind companies eye their windswept fields and make overtures to local town boards, divisions run deeper and deeper between citizens who disagree on the merits of wind farm development in their backyards. In such locales, the gray areas of wind development come into sharp focus.
Agency’s South Shore Wind Park plan has leg up because of exemption in 2005 Energy Policy Act
MALONE — The 15 or so people in attendance applauded Wednesday night when the Malone Town Council adopted a local law that severely restricts the construction of wind towers.
Michael J. Elsinger, N10201 Arthur Road, Lomira, was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service at the Horicon Marsh Haven Center or with Friends of the Horicon Marsh. He must also pay $490 in restitution, a $150 fine plus court costs and write letters of apology to all of the victims of his crimes within 60 days. Ryan M. Koll, 21, P.O. Box 119, Theresa, and Elsinger's accomplice in the anti-wind farm sign crime spree, pled guilty on Feb. 16 to one count of theft and received a $243 fine plus paid restitution.
LONDONDERRY -- If developers decide to pursue a wind generation project on Glebe Mountain, they won't need an Act 250 permit.
Two projects to research and harness wind energy look set to put windfarms on the European map as a signficant source of power.
E.ON UK - the UK arm of the German utility giant - is to open an exhibition at Penrith, northwest England, detailing its plans for a five-turbine strong windfarm in the local area......Meanwhile, increasingly stringent planning laws, and often-fierce lobbying from local residents, has stymied the construction of onshore farms.
...Clinton called for the creation of a "Strategic Energy Fund," which would place a two year fee on major oil company profits that exceed a 2000-2004 profit baseline. Companies could offset their fee by investing in refinery capacity, ethanol production, or alternative energy such as wind-generated electricity.
CBS4 has learned wind turbines are not allowed in Buzzards Bay because its considered a state sanctuary.
Estimates for developing the Sheffield and Sutton project exceed $100 million. Up to two thirds of that is offset by federal subsidies, which we pay for. Over $60 million. A pretty good motivator.
"The major challenge to using wind as a source of power is that the wind is intermittent and it does not always blow when electricity is needed. Wind energy cannot be stored (unless batteries are used); and not all winds can be harnessed to meet the timing of electricity demands."
The ordinance will last for one year, giving county staff and planning commission members opportunity for revisions before a permanent adoption.
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The goal, he said, is to make changes that will put New Jersey "ahead of the curve and make us more competitive in the future."