More wind farms could cause major problems for West Virginia’s mountains, Rep. Alan B. Mollohan, D-W.Va., warns.
After years of feeling unheard and overlooked, the county majority opposed to the project are soon to get an objective, meaningful review of their position. It’s a shame it took a lawsuit to get here, but that’s where we are.
Keep wind turbines out of Yass Valley Council area and maintain pristine ridge lines was the overwhelming message from a meeting in Bowning last Tuesday night. Organised for those concerned about the proposed installation of wind generators on Black Range west of Yass, the meeting elected a committee to lobby local and state governments, and to raise awareness within the local community.
Unless Massachusetts residents take on the challenge, they will see millions of dollars transferred from their pockets through higher prices for electricity and taxes to the pockets of companies that own wind farms. Billions of capital investment dollars will be spent on projects that produce tiny amounts of electricity, electricity that is unreliable and low in quality and value.
Thomas, W.Va. --- Towering up to 228 feet above the Appalachian Mountain ridge, windmills are lined up like marching aliens from "War of the Worlds." Up close, they emit a high-pitched electrical hum. From a distance of a few hundred yards, their 115-foot blades make a steady whooshing sound as their tips cut through the air at up to 140 mph.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A national panel studying the emergence of wind farms in the Mid-Atlantic region learned Wednesday that West Virginia is still trying to develop effective ways to regulate the industry.
These guidelines have been developed by the Energy Office, Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Growth to assist local governments to develop siting requirements for wind energy systems. These guidelines are not intended to apply in urban areas that already have height, noise, setback and other requirements that can be applied to wind energy systems. These guidelines have been developed with the intention of striking an appropriate balance between the need for clean, renewable energy resources and the necessity to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. The guidelines represent recommended zoning language for local governments to use if they amend their zoning ordinance to address wind energy systems. The Energy Office, DLEG has no authority to issue regulations related to siting wind energy systems.
We don't want wind turbines here - that was the message from Cotswolds residents at a packed public meeting.
Conventional political wisdom is that the state legislative session preceding an election is a lame duck. Politicians shy away from legislation that might raise eyebrows except for a few measures that will make a political statement but have little hope of passing. Not much gets done.
The Villagers of Sevenhampton have given an emphatic thumbs down to two wind turbines in the parish. They were asked in a ballot if they would be in favour of the proposal to put up the turbines which would stand about 183ft high in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With some local fishery officials labeling the situation as “David vs. Goliath,” the Long Island Power Authority, in partnership with Florida Power and Light, issued responses to the United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding approximately 1,000 comments from those both for and against the proposed offshore wind park project.
Britain's booming wind farm industry is grinding to a halt because a lucrative tax break in America is fuelling massive demand for new wind installations across the Atlantic.
When we first heard of the windmills they seemed like a reasonable, environmentally friendly way to create energy. Now, we’re not so sure.
"We need to anticipate all of the benefits as well as the consequences, and fashion policy on the front end," the 1st District Democrat said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.
"These studies will provide rural communities with the necessary tools to utilize this emerging industry and build a diverse economic base," said Brian Vogt, director of the OEDIT and acting secretary of technology.
Wind farms in West Virginia will have to do more to show they’re complying with state and federal regulations under a ruling just issued by the state Public Service Commission.
Power chiefs behind the North-East's biggest wind farm have been accused of scaling down their plans in the face of public opposition ( but not by enough to allow the final decision to be made locally.
LYMAN, N.H. -- The fight against corporate wind is blustering again in this town of about 500 residents.
MEMBERS of the West Glamorgan Commoners Association have voted unanimously to reject the siting of 34 wind turbines on Mynydd y Gwair, eight miles north of Swansea city centre.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. -- A pair of lawmakers from the Northeast Kingdom say windmill projects should be regulated by the Act 250 development review law, not just its companion law governing new energy generating projects.