"We have to protect our rural characteristics," said Blackstone resident Judy Campbell. "Until this summer, I never thought about retiring anywhere but here. I love the rural setting and my home is here. - That all will change."
Joan Berko of Bay Head, who fishes for a living, said: "I'm totally against this."
Take us up on this offer and we believe you will come to understand why most Highlanders have reached the conclusion this proposal is more about profit for a very few people at taxpayers’ expense than a viable source of new energy, and that it will destroy much more than the views we now enjoy. It will lead to the destruction of our natural heritage which, as outlined in our comprehensive land use plans, is the foundation of our promising future.
Combining windmills with the ridges of Vermont, our glorious and unequaled landscape, is an irresponsible idea.
Where can the project be seen from? Will it be in the viewer's foreground or background? Will the viewer likely to be stationary or moving? Will the project offend the sensibilities of the average person? When viewed as a whole, is the project offensive or shocking, because it is out of character with its surroundings, or will it significantly diminish the scenic qualities of the area? These will be addressed by the Public Service Board.
PROVIDENCE -- Governor Carcieri yesterday announced an ambitious plan to supply 15 percent of the state's total electricity demand with wind power, and he named his choice to fill the new position of energy adviser.
"The truth is, they're giving themselves carte blanche at that site," said Eagle Harbor Township Supervisor Ed Kisiel.
Opponents of the Kittitas Valley Wind Power Project dominated Wednesday’s second hearing on the wind farm proposed for 12 miles northwest of Ellensburg. They said the damage to scenic views from the wind turbines can’t be lessened and will reduce property values.
PROVIDENCE -- Gov. Don Carcieri, moving to address soaring energy costs and high home heating bills, announced a five-point energy plan Thursday that includes calls for reforming the electricity market and increasing the supply of natural gas.
Ryszard Borys is an Illinois realtor who owns 200 acres that neighbors the Wallerman dairy operation. The Denmark native said he is very familiar with wind farm technology from that country. He shared Fries’ concern over lost land values and the negative impact for agri-tourism. “You have to make the choice between a wind farm or tourism and recreation,” Borys said.
The advantage of investing in a wind turbine [in India] is that 80 per cent of the project cost is considered accelerated depreciation given as a tax benefit for renewable energy during the first year. Editor's Note: Experts estimate that in the USA as much as two-thirds of a wind developer's return on investment is generated by the Production Tax Credit and depreciation allowances. Without these subsidies wind development would be a modest fraction of current levels.
"It is a very undisturbed natural rural environment. There are obvious opportunities to put wind farms offshore where they would not affect the natural environment."
A long-simmering disagreement within the environmental community over a plan to build a massive wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., is now boiling over into a highly public quarrel.
HONOLULU – Kaheawa Wind Power LLC will be before the state Board of Land and Natural Resources at its meeting Friday on two issues: a habitat conservation plan and to learn what penalty it will be assessed for a conservation district violation in September.
The union has also committed to increase the share of renewable sources in its energy mix, though some say that can be developed further. With North Sea oil sources depleting and gas getting expensive, "renewables" like biofuels or hydro power are seen as crucial to establishing more home-grown energy supplies.
Sheep graze in front of wind turbines on a wind farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, January 12, 2006.
As a result of an appeal by a group of citizens, EnXco has not been able to meet the test of proving substantial progress in their work, and so sought an extension to their special permit.
CHATEAUGAY -- A 120-foot wind tower may be erected at the State Department of Environmental Conservation Fish Hatchery here to generate electricity to power the operation.
On Tuesday, March 21, 2006, during the 71st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Columbus, Ohio, the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA) will host a full-day workshop entitled "Wind Energy Development and Wildlife Management."
AUSTRALIA's "green" energy sector is planning to protect profits by lobbying for more industry-friendly government policy, banking environmental credits or improving power plant efficiencies.