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.
Could it be that the confused senator's judgment is clouded by his personal relationship with certain landowners in Lowell who stand to make huge profits at our expense?
Brussels, Belgium [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The global wind energy sector experienced another record year in 2005. According to the figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) for 2005, the installation of 11,769 megawatts (MW), which represents a 43.4% increase in annual additions to the global market, was up from 8,207 MW in the previous year. The total value of new generating equipment installed was more than Euro 12 billion, or US$14 billion.
WILKES-BARRE – Call it “Don’t throw caution to the wind (mill).”
PLANNING officials are being swamped with around 50 objections a day to a proposed new wind farm on a Lothian estate.
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.
MONTPELIER – The use of wind power has been a hot topic in Vermont in the last few years. With wind farm proposals for locations in Sheffield, Londonderry, Manchester and elsewhere stirring up controversy and discussion across the state, one group says it's hoping to keep the public informed and up to date with a community forum in Montpelier on Tuesday.
These developments suggest that however more convincing the scientific case for serious global warming may become, most world leaders are recognizing that near-term emissions reductions aren't a sensible way to begin moving to a post-carbon energy future.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has determined that the development of a wind farm on this land is not consistent with the intent of the grant program that was used to purchase it.
PROTESTERS are celebrating after a plan for a giant windfarm on the Pennine moors was rejected.
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.
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?
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
SOUTH LONDONDERRY — Londonderry's answer was definitely not blowing in the wind.
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.
THE loss of federal energy credits could pose a much greater threat to Tasmania's largest wind farm than delays in local government planning.
In the near future, at least 10 wind mills will be constructed on Green Mountain (Hoover Hollow).
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 — The House gave final approval Friday to an energy bill that clears the way for an expanded home-generated power program.