It is unreasonable to expect wind energy to make a meaningful contribution to reducing CO2 emissions, given wind’s unreliability and the consequent need to meet increasing power needs with reliable capacity. We would be better served by focusing on clean coal. The technology exists to clean coal today and that would make a meaningful difference. The proliferation of wind turbines will not.
SUTTON -- The issue of wind power has not died down in the Northeast Kingdom - at the very least not in Sutton.
A leading opponent of the controversial Cape Wind development proposed for Nantucket Sound has come out against a pending move to kill the project in Congress.
Today, U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee sent a letter to four Senate colleagues urging them to reject a proposal to impose a 1.5-nautical mile restrictive zone on offshore energy production. The addition of this provision in the Coast Guard reauthorization bill would essentially terminate an ongoing pollution-free, renewable wind energy project off the coast of New England.
THERE are now at least SEVEN firm proposals for multi-turbine windfarms in Northumberland, with a further two possible schemes revealed. Aluminium giant Alcan and Scottish Power are hoping to erect 16 turbines each 120 metres tall on land West of the smelter at Lynemouth.
LISBON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Portugal will carry out one of Europe's biggest tenders for wind power on Wednesday in a bid to cut its heavy fuel bill and clean up its record as a top greenhouse gas polluter.
The Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service thought it would be a breeze to get interested parties together earlier this month to work out some kinks in its guidelines on how to build wind turbines with minimal harm to bats and birds.
FALL RIVER -- Representatives from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative will meet with city officials today to discuss the possibility of using wind power to meet some of Fall River’s energy needs.
A Planning committee chairman was yesterday forced to use his casting vote to ensure wind speed tests can continue at two sites in Lochaber.
THE world's biggest renewable energy developer is investigating sites for new windfarms near Longhirst and Netherwitton.
A GOVERNMENT minister was today accused of "lying" over a proposed multi-million pound wind farm for Greenock.
GENESEO -- The devil is in the details, when it comes to lease agreements between companies and farmers.
...the MEA Report can be used to estimate the value (avoided emissions) of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) by providing both REC suppliers and stakeholders with information that can be used to communicate the environmental benefits of RECs and works to enhance the overall REC marketplace. Editor's Note: As noted below under Methodology [emphasis added], this report appears to substantiate the point that wind energy would not backdown "baseload" generation.
The Guidelines require that “In order to facilitate a viable wind energy industry, planning applications need to include sufficient information and explanation to allow responsible authorities to come to sound and timely decisions”. Unfortunately, the application for a planning permit by Macarthur Wind Farm P/L fails to include sufficient information. The panel should therefore recommend that the a permit not be granted, and should ask the proponent to resubmit its application with (i) A full estimate of all economic costs of the proposal, both internal and external. (ii) A soundly based forecast of greenhouse gas abatement outcomes, based on the best available data and an independent, peer reviewed computer modelling of the NEM (iii) A full, project specific, assessment of the energy and greenhouse gas costs of the proposal itself, including all directly and indirectly associated activities.
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.
A Delaware County forum on wind power Saturday could be just the beginning of a larger effort to inform area residents of the costs, benefits and risks of wind farms.
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.
During five years of debate over the Nantucket Sound wind farm, there have been arguments about cost benefits and national security, bird deaths and spoiled waterfront views. But when a panel of congressmen meets on Capitol Hill as soon as this week to discuss legislation that could kill the wind farm, the fate of the project may hinge on a single question: Would the turbines threaten navigation on the Sound?
PLANNING officials are being swamped with around 50 objections a day to a proposed new wind farm on a Lothian estate.
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.