Campaigners against a proposed windfarm in north Devon are claiming a small victory in preventing the turbines. A report by Devon County Council's environment director says the impact on the environment far outweighs the renewable energy benefits.
A CONSERVATION charity has claimed that Highland Council's renewable energy strategy could harm the area's landscape.
"The towers are half the height of the hills. The proposal is massively out-of-scale with the surrounding environment and totally contradicts the amenities which surround it. They are marketing this as an environmentally friendly thing but it is not."
LISBON (AFP) - The Portuguese government has postponed the deadline for international bids for new wind farm permits to March 1 from January 30.
A citizen, Lisa Linowes, from New Hampshire testifies for the House Science and Technology Committee on NH Bill 1568 Here are excerpts from that testimony. Editor's Note: Lisa Linowes is a Director of National Wind Watch.
A GOVERNMENT minister admitted he didn't realise turbines planned for a massive windfarm off the North Wales coast would stand higher than Blackpool Tower.
Two separate wind farms proposed for Prattsburgh, Steuben County, are now being reviewed by the same local development agency.
BATH - A new Steuben County law approved by legislators Monday will allow the county to tax wind- and solar-energy developments in the county.
The "system" needs a major overhaul if small towns with tiny budgets or private citizens wish to have "a seat at the table" when it comes to potential wind development projects.
A group of employees at Raytheon are indeed looking at the feasibility of wind power, according to William Saslow, a systems engineer at the Portsmouth plant.
But can we respectfully suggest that anyone involved in a decision to put 236 turbines, each 540ft tall, nine miles offshore here, might like to assess the visual impact first.
Wind power is coming soon to the Windy City.
The proposed site, complete with computer graphics showing the turbines and towers, showed a pretty rural setting changed to a scene from Star Wars.
"The design ups the ante for windfarm proposals. The park has been given special status because it is a special area, and any proposal would have to have a special reason to be accepted by the executive."
There are many places where it [wind energy] can work and not be intrusive. But it's not for everywhere. It doesn't belong on ridgetops where it will destroy the "viewshed" and foul the wilderness quality of the last large undeveloped tract in the region.
What a high price to pay for a technology whose benefits remain in so much doubt. Editor's Note: Please refer to 'Blow for wind farm protesters' 1/21/06 available in NWW's news section.
PEETZ — Xcel Energy and Invenergy Wind LLC have reached agreement on a power purchase contract for 200 megawatts of wind energy to be constructed in 2006-2007 by Logan Energy LLC, an affiliate of Invenergy Wind.
Engineers from Melbourne will today begin inspecting the scene of a $3 million fire at the Lake Bonney wind farm.
What this basically means, he said, is that a final project application and plan cannot be submitted to the Adirondack Park Agency until the research is done and the company knows exactly where windmills would need to go and why.
“We believe the Scottish Executive should urgently produce in a transparent and consultative way an energy strategy for Scotland including the electricity distribution network. In this way, all relevant factors – social, environmental and economic – can be weighted up throughout Scotland. This would then provide a national framework for planning decisions allowing prioritisation of renewable energy development to less sensitive areas”.