"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."
LONDONDERRY -- If developers decide to pursue a wind generation project on Glebe Mountain, they won't need an Act 250 permit.
County Board Vice Chairman Dave Taylor strongly objected to votes by Genrich and Karl Johnson, who both won election to the board in March. "Having people vote on an issue of that magnitude who never sat through the hearings or testimony may be legal, but it is wrong," Taylor said by telephone from his home after the meeting.
The Buzzards Bay proposal, which was first reported Tuesday by The Standard-Times of New Bedford, would dramatically alter the appearance of the ecologically sensitive waterway.
The increase is necessary because the Windsource program was designed for customers who want to pay premium rates in order to promote green energy, Stutz said.
The plan for the Aberdeen wind farm would see 23 turbines in a grid pattern stretching along 4km of coastline from the mouth of the river Don to Blackdog. The 500ft tall turbines would be around a kilometre offshore.
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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."
An environmental effects statement is yet to be done for the project, and the Minister may need to decide if it is required.
Two proposed Hawke's Bay wind farms will be too close to each other, the Environment Court has been told.
Some board members didn’t even know there was a meeting. Others say they knew about the meeting but were not prepared to vote on the wind farm.
EPC contracting has been under mounting pressure from market forces for some years, especially in the offshore renewables sector. Its popularity may now be in rapid, indeed terminal decline.
MANCHESTER — An attorney who is already opposing several high-profile wind projects in Vermont has been retained by the Select Board to represent the town's interest in the proposed construction of five 390-foot wind turbines on Little Equinox.
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A NEW £6.4million five storey centre aimed at boosting the eastern region's offshore renewable energy industry is set to have its name launched today .
"We are waiting," Rapaport said. "We are, as I think most developers are, very interested to see if they can get a signal from the (Public Service) board how easy or difficult it would be to develop wind in Vermont."
The proposed sites are about three to four miles off the coast of Sconticut Neck in Fairhaven, Barneys Joy in Dartmouth and Naushon Island, one of the Elizabeth Islands. An estimated 30 to 40 turbines would be erected at each of the three sites.
It is unbelievable that a generally well-educated population can be taken in by such obvious falsehoods as those emanating from the BWEA.
In a lawsuit filed last week, attorney Jack Vieley accuses the McLean County Board and Horizon Wind Energy of ignoring or downplaying the potential dangers of the facility, including high voltage, cancer risk and noise and shadow pollution, among other complaints.
With proper oversight and operation, nuclear plants have been as safe as any other, and are infinitely cleaner and less polluting.