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SHEFFIELD -- Voters said they could accept a wind farm on their small Northeast Kingdom town's ridgelines in an advisory vote Thursday that has been widely watched by other towns that could also be home to windmill developments.
SHEFFIELD – Residents here by a 27-vote margin backed construction of the Sheffield wind energy project in a nonbinding paper ballot to assess sentiment on the controversial proposal.
Some local leaders think Wayne County’s wind-swept drumlins could be used to manage high energy costs.
SHEFFIELD -- The majority of voters at a special town meeting in Sheffield Thursday night said they were in favor of a commercial wind farm in town.
Bingham Township - (12/02/05)--Michigan's first wind farm is one step closer to reality. Ground was broken Friday for the renewable energy project near Ubly, which will most likely see the landscape dotted with huge wind turbines soon.
A COMMUNITY group of concerned citizens has formed in the wake of Snowy River Shire Council approving a development application for a 16-turbine wind farm at Snowy Plain.
OPPONENTS of the proposed Denmark windfarm claim the community is being unnecessarily divided by claims and counter-claims over the suitability of the Ocean Beach site. They say there has been a distortion of the facts, and have defended the Denmark Shire's rejection of the proposal. Land surveyor Peter Mortimer said the community had already shown it was strongly against the Wilson's Head site chosen by Denmark Community Windfarm Inc (DCW).
MANITOWOC — A Wisconsin wind farm developer has filed a claim against Manitowoc County alleging its 12-month moratorium on wind farms is illegal. Emerging Energies LLP of Hubertus alleges the moratorium, issued May 17, has damaged the company's plans to construct seven large-scale, industrial wind turbines around the village of Mishicot.
Kittitas County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously rejected a proposal to change how the county handles wind farm projects and said the county’s current wind farm siting ordinance provides ample public involvement and environmental safeguards.
PERU — Peru officials have approved a one-year moratorium on allowing windmills to be constructed within town limits. Town Council members unanimously approved the ban, citing the need to study the issue before making any more-permanent zoning decisions.
Offshore wind turbines may not provide substantial benefits to the state's environment and could come with some risks, a report by released today states.
BAD AXE — Residents for Sound Economics and Planning have filed a lawsuit against Huron County and Clerk Peggy Koehler, asking the court to issue an injunction that would stop the construction of wind turbines in the county until a referendum could be held on the zoning ordinance passed by the county board of commissioners during the summer.
email@example.com 30 November 2005 NORTH Devon District Councillors have overwhelmingly rejected the plan to built a wind farm at Fullabrook Down. They agreed with their officers and decided to indicate refusal to the Government which will have the final say. The motion was proposed by Cllr Rodney Cann, who said the application was a threat to the character and appearance of North Devon. Exhibitions for an against the proposed Batsworthy Cross wind farm near South Molton were held last week. Npower spokesman Patrick Spink said of 4,700 feedback cards sent to residents, 320 had been returned, 57 per cent in favour of his firm's scheme and 36 per cent against.
The Wind Farms Awareness Group before the meeting. The encroachment of wind farms into Perthshire was again halted by councillors as another five proposed schemes were knocked back.
THE future of the $600 million Macarthur Wind Farm project has been threatened by the construction of two small farmstay units on a neighbouring property.
LINDSBORG — Three opponents of large-scale wind farms explained their reasons Tuesday night in Lindsborg to a group of about 50 people.
A study released yesterday envisions a waterfront drive, bike path, marina village, housing and the opening for development of 350 acres that may be relinquished by the Navy. NEWPORT -- It is a plan that could change hundreds of acres along Narragansett Bay, transforming an area once dominated by the Navy into exclusive waterfront property open to public and private development.
People living in North Northumberland have rejected the idea of another windfarm close to their homes.
West Devon councillors are to debate plans for a wind farm of 390-foot turbines in the face of an objection from a national charity.