Representatives from New Hampshire and eight other northeastern states are coming close to an agreement on the nation's first large-scale effort to curb carbon dioxide emissions. But concerns raised by Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney last month about the cost of the regulations have caused some to second guess the plan and others to wonder if will ever become law.
Suddenly wind farms are beginning to pop up across North Dakota, and two new projects have been announced this week in northwestern North Dakota.
SHEFFIELD -- Voters said they could accept a wind farm on their small Northeast Kingdom town's ridgelines in an advisory vote Thursday that has been widely watched by other towns that could also be home to windmill developments.
PERU — Peru officials have approved a one-year moratorium on allowing windmills to be constructed within town limits. Town Council members unanimously approved the ban, citing the need to study the issue before making any more-permanent zoning decisions.
December 1, 2005 Montreal, Canada [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Some of the largest companies in the world this week announced they have increased their purchases of renewable energy. The World Resources Institute (WRI) and members of its Green Power Market Development Group announced 185 new MW of renewable energy purchases and projects, bringing the total number of MW under contract to 360 -- the average size of a coal-fired power plant. "These firms are joined today in Europe by an expanded set of companies that will explore new renewable projects that complement progressive EU policies on renewables. Climate change is a global issue, and these leaders demonstrate that their companies can look across borders to find alternative green energy solutions to fit their local circumstances." -- Jonathan Lash, World Resources Institute president
Offshore wind turbines may not provide substantial benefits to the state's environment and could come with some risks, a report by released today states.
Kittitas County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously rejected a proposal to change how the county handles wind farm projects and said the county’s current wind farm siting ordinance provides ample public involvement and environmental safeguards.
Contact informtion for Governor Douglas, the Vermont Public Service Board as well as state representatives and senators for the communities affected by the proposed wind plant on Glebe Mountain, Londonderry, Vermont.
The Annual Energy Outlook presents long-term projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2030 prepared by the Energy Information Administration. The projections are based on results from EIA's National Energy Modeling System.
A nearly yearlong effort by the state to figure out the benefits and drawbacks of offshore, energy-producing wind farms is leaving some environmental groups less than blown away.
A COMMUNITY group of concerned citizens has formed in the wake of Snowy River Shire Council approving a development application for a 16-turbine wind farm at Snowy Plain.
OPPONENTS of the proposed Denmark windfarm claim the community is being unnecessarily divided by claims and counter-claims over the suitability of the Ocean Beach site. They say there has been a distortion of the facts, and have defended the Denmark Shire's rejection of the proposal. Land surveyor Peter Mortimer said the community had already shown it was strongly against the Wilson's Head site chosen by Denmark Community Windfarm Inc (DCW).
The wind turbine array will be located within a 1200 foot wide Project corridor that extends approximately 3.7 miles along the Glebe Mountain ridge. Editor's Note: The cover letter is provided below. The pdf file provides an overview of the proposed project. Photos of the preliminary site plan and the overall facilities plan follow the cover letter. Both are also available in NWW's photo gallery.
Let's just change the names of where the wind power companies want to put their towers from East Haven Mountain, Hardscrabble Mountain, Granby Mountain, Libby Hill, Norris Mountain and the Lowell Mountain Range, to Burke Mountain, Jay Peak, Mount Mansfield, Camel's Hump, Killington Mountain and Mount Equinox. How much of a possibility of municipal approval of scores of 400-foot wind towers on those ridge lines do you think the wind power companies would get? We suspect they would have two chances - slim and none.
BAD AXE — Residents for Sound Economics and Planning have filed a lawsuit against Huron County and Clerk Peggy Koehler, asking the court to issue an injunction that would stop the construction of wind turbines in the county until a referendum could be held on the zoning ordinance passed by the county board of commissioners during the summer.
Environmentalists in California are taking issue with the way wind power is affecting native bird populations in the area. Citing research by the California Energy Commission (CEC), two groups have launched lawsuits against the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, saying that permits issued for wind turbines do not sufficiently account for the environmental impact of the energy source.