OPPONENTS of plans to build a wind farm in the heart of the picturesque South Pennines were celebrating last night after council officers recommended that planning permission should be refused.
Wind power projects of the magnitude proposed on our ridgelines would drastically affect the character of our state and do little or nothing to alleviate the problems of acid rain and greenhouse warming.
FLORIDA — An international energy company with a proven track record in massive wind-power projects has purchased the rights to the Hoosac Wind Project, despite its current legal limbo.
I invite the wind energy proponents living along Vermont's "Great Lake" to pony up and put their money where their mouth is.
A politician is pledging his support to a group opposing a proposed wind farm.
NEWARK — Wind turbines and geothermal energy may help power an alternative-energy-based industrial park that Wayne County economic planners want to see built in the village.
If Catamount will lie on such a basic point as this, why should we believe anything else they say?
"It's massive. It's as large as Manhattan. And it's in the middle of my Senate district," O'Leary said of the Cape Wind project. "There's been no debate within the law-making body about the project and what the state's role should be in terms of the size and scale. I think we need that debate."
As the state's top attorney, Reilly would normally lead the board's defense against an appeal filed by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound when the Supreme Judicial Court in Suffolk County begins its review of the appeal in the next few months, with hearings expected later in the year. Instead, Reilly, who opposes the Cape Wind plan, has recused himself and appointed a special assistant attorney general from outside his office to represent the state board against charges that its approval process contained "procedural and substantive" flaws.
A Highland community fears councillors could be prejudiced in favour of a windfarm plan because the Highland Council is negotiating with the renewable energy company over provision of a potential shared access.
MONTEREY— Highland New Wind Development’s attorneys have formally requested the company’s application process to step along in time for construction of its wind turbines to begin this year.
It would be foolish to enact any legislation promoting wind power prior to the completion of objective studies of where turbines could be located and what the actual benefits and environmental tradeoffs might be.
Major plans to house a second wind farm on the outskirts of a North Devon village have been unveiled. British wind energy company Coronation Power is proposing to site up to four 400ft turbines at Wheelers Cross, just over a mile east of Bradworthy, capable of generating power to about 10,000 homes.
On the flip side, the jury is still out on a number of issues regarding wind power. Local officials have decried the lack of environmental studies done in advance of the test site to determine the impact on local migratory bird populations and other wildlife.
Amaranth Township has scheduled the evening of March 3 and all day Saturday, March 4, as public meeting dates to review proposals for 23 wind-turbine sites.
The Rocky Mountain Front - home to spectacular wildlife habitat and rugged ranchland - may also be the perfect setting for wind farms of the future, a panel of speakers told the Golden Triangle Pachyderm Club in Choteau recently.
CHERRY VALLEY - Cherry Valley town supervisor Tom Garretson said Wednesday that he would not rule out the possibility of a moratorium on wind turbines in the town.
HERKIMER — In what has become a monthly occurrence at Herkimer County Legislature meetings, residents from the towns of Stark and Warren pleaded with the local lawmakers Wednesday to share information regarding the proposed windmill projects in Herkimer County.
Take a good look at the beautiful skyline that you're proud to take pictures of and put them in your brochures and paper for Garrett County because it's fading, and once it's gone, it will be gone.
County officials in other states have been flat out turning down industrial wind development, mostly because they took the time to understand how huge wind turbines would negatively affect their region–unlike our officials who simply signed on the dotted line, even asking for an expedited approval without having the normal evaluation period.