MANCHESTER — Three separate articles asking for voter input on wind power may appear on Manchester's warning for the March town meeting.
Daniel R. Patterson, a desert ecologist with the Center for Biological Diversity in Joshua Tree, said it's a "common belief" that bird deaths caused by turbines could lead to rat infestations. But he said he hasn't studied the issue.
The chair of the Yukon's energy corporation says wind energy isn't viable for the Yukon.
This is where the Buffalo Harbor Development Commission, the Niagara Greenway Commission and Higgins' waterfront planning come into play. It is essential that the NRIBA designation is understood and addressed by all planning agencies and decisions. It is critical that the threats to the area are understood and addressed. Appropriate development that recognizes both the fragility of the area and the global conservation consequences related to its stewardship and development should become a baseline indicator from which all planning grows. Editor's Note: With at least five test towers already standing, wind developers in concert with local advocates are attempting to install hundreds of industrial wind turbines in the Niagara region. The threat to this fragile area is real. Both of the photos included in the text are available in the NWW photo library as Birdland on the Niagara 1 & 2.
Kennedy, an outspoken environmentalist on most earthy issues, wrote in an op-ed piece in the New York Times that the proposal by Cape Wind Associates to build 130 offshore wind turbines was nothing more than a government-subsidized industrial boondoggle.
Contractors building the $380 million Wild Horse Wind Power Project east of Ellensburg began this week to blast and dig out the foundations for 15 of 127 towers that will support power-generating wind turbines.
Gov. Jim Douglas, legislators, a regional planning agency, town planners and redidents are asking the same question: Is industrial wind power right for Vermont? Increasingly, the answer is becoming: No.
"We would rather the market prevail," said Dave Holthaus, lobbyist for Kansas Electric Cooperatives. "If indeed wind energy is cost effective, we'll be buying it like any other utility."
WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Gale Norton on Thursday announced a new review process for proposed wind farms that she said could result in a sixfold increase in wind energy production on Western public lands.
A proposed state energy policy that encourages offshore energy projects and quick siting for windmills, nuclear plants and other low-emission energy moved forward yesterday.
But partly because hydroelectric power is not included as a renewable resource in the proposed initiative's current form, several of the state's public utilities worry that the initiative could drive up costs and hurt rural economies.
The New York Power Authority announced almost 21/2 years ago that it had received the OK to proceed with "final negotiations" and execute an agreement with Chautauqua Windpower to buy electricity.
With some local fishery officials labeling the situation as “David vs. Goliath,” the Long Island Power Authority, in partnership with Florida Power and Light, issued responses to the United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding approximately 1,000 comments from those both for and against the proposed offshore wind park project.
After briefly wavering, Governor M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut yesterday agreed to sign onto a multistate greenhouse gas pact that Massachusetts and Rhode Island rejected Wednesday.
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Gov. James Douglas declared Thursday he opposes the construction of industrial wind farms in Vermont.
All of us need periodically to experience wilderness to renew our spirits and reconnect ourselves to the common history of our nation, humanity and to God. The worst trap that environmentalists can fall into is the conviction that the only wilderness worth preserving is in the Rocky Mountains or Alaska. To the contrary, our most important wildernesses are those that are closest to our densest population centers, like Nantucket Sound.
Hexham-based AMEC Wind Energy has put in the plans for the 20-turbine scheme on Lord Devonport’s remote Ray estate.
The proposal is a change for Maritime Electric, which had said that wind power was too expensive.