Peter Pagnucco, of the Londonderry Planning Commission, made a passionate plea to the commission. He asked for help in enforcing the town plan, which does not allow for development on Glebe Mountain's ridgeline. "We're standing here alone, defending our plan against a deep-pocketed international corporation," he said, "and we need your help."
"Windfarms in closely settled rural areas are not popular and the current ad hoc approach to subsidising and approving windfarms is clearly flawed."
The 14km power line is scheduled to run from a windfarm planned by Ballybane Windfarms Ltd, at Glantia Commons near Caheragh, Drimoleague, via Colomane to a sub-station at Ballylickey near Bantry.
Wind turbines have caused the death of four rare, white-tailed eagles on islands off the Norwegian coast, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said yesterday.
SPRINGFIELD - Supporters of energy-producing wind farms say a plan to change how the state taxes the giant turbines could put the fledgling industry out of business.
AS the dust settles on last week's decision to approve of the Taralga windfarm, the development's opponents are digging in and seeking legal advice to stop the project going ahead.
Thousands of birds nest around, or migrate through, the Lake Erie shoreline near Buffalo. Just how many of them would be killed by spinning windmill blades was the dominant concern at a meeting Thursday night on the area's potential to generate wind energy.
FREEPORT - A federal lawsuit seeking to stop development of a $90 million wind turbine farm north of Leaf River has been filed against about two dozen defendants in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois in Rockford.
Fourteen members of the state House of Representatives and three members of the Senate attended a caucus of legislators to see if there was a common approach to the issue.
Wind turbines are being considered as a source of some power for the town's sewage treatment facility and the village's water wells.
A bill that would create a state energy policy has been amended to give the state more power to trump local zoning laws.
The natural foods grocery chain, Whole Foods, failed to do its homework when it agreed to buy “wind energy” and, thereby, launch the nation’s largest demonstration to date of “ green energy” pseudo-environmentalism! Three of the interesting conclusions from the analysis: • “109 huge (32+ story, 350+ foot), low electricity producing wind turbines will be needed to produce the 458,000,000 kWh of “wind generated” electricity that Whole Foods has (in theory) purchased.” • “$1 million spent for energy efficient light bulbs would avoid the use of 171,550,000 kWh of electricity over 5 years -- which is more than 3 times the 56,064,000 kWh of electricity that a $1,000,000 wind turbine might be able to produce over 20 years!” • “Like the leaders in other organizations that have undertaken similar pseudo-environmental actions, it appears that Whole Foods executives thought only about the favorable PR benefits they would enjoy, while failing to consider the adverse impacts of their action.” Editor's Note: According to the World Resources Institute and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the top 10 purchasers of 'wind energy' are: Whole Foods Market Inc. 458,000 megawatts (a year) Johnson & Johnson 295,000 MW DuPont & Co. 170,000 MW Starbucks Corp. 150,000 MW IBM Corp. 110,000 MW Safeway Inc. 78,000 MW HSBC 66,000 MW NatureWorks LLC 59,000 MW Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 52,500 MW WhiteWave Foods 49,500 MW
Intermittent and unreliable, wind is not an answer for Vermont's energy needs.
In a recent article by Jeanne Miles and Gail Montany, "Industrial Wind Tops News from NEK in 2005," reference is made to Shay Totten's piece in the Vermont Guardian, wherein he names David Rapaport and Mathew Rubin (the "R & R team") "Vermonters of the Year."
Patricia Muscarello has asked the federal courts to permanently stop the Ogle County Board from allowing power-generating windmills to go up and the power company from building them
The company behind a proposal to build 12 windmills atop Lempster Mountain has called for a change in the way the state deals with smaller, ³green energy² sources like electricity-generating windmills.
Now after much research, including attending a wind conference in Madison, I believe wind turbines do not fit on our ridgetops.
LEWISBURG — Prompted by the mayor of Lewisburg, the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors voted unanimously Thursday to draft a letter opposing the efforts of a Chicago-based company to build electric-generating wind turbines in Greenbrier County.
Time is of the essence when it comes to the proposed windmill projects in Herkimer County. At least that is what the legislators were told Wednesday night.
The speakers were met with a bit of skepticism, however, as Commissioner Wayne Spiggle questioned them about their proposed relationship with existing industries and the possible environmental impact on winged creatures.