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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.
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.
GAYLORD - Wind turbine generators may soon be allowed in Otsego County, after officials spent two years formulating a proposed zoning change. Whether anyone wants to build a turbine is another matter.
Powys Council has barred one of its councillors from debating and voting on planning applications relating to wind farms.
CRESSON, Pa. (AP) — A 60-turbine wind farm proposed for Cambria and Blair counties has cleared its final regulatory hurdle.
Hornby | The Hornby Town Zoning Revision Committee is ready to give its wind farm application proposal to the town board, possibly at a meeting Feb. 27.
EAGLE RIVER - Any wind farms on Mt. Horace Greeley will have to wait a little while longer.
JOHNSTOWN - The Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has put on hold a potential agreement between the Cambria Somerset Authority and Gamesa, a Spanish wind energy company.
Also on Monday night's agenda is a resolution to introduce a law that would not allow property tax exemptions on land used for solar or wind energy systems or for farm waste energy systems.
The state Public Service Commission has scheduled two public hearings on a proposed Greenbrier County wind farm and ordered information about the project be available for review throughout Greenbrier and Nicholas counties.
The talk of wind turbine construction continued in two towns Wednesday night at the municipalities' respective board meetings.
BELVIDERE — Feelings continue to run hot over how Boone County officials handled the controversial wind farm issue.
MASON CITY — The City Council will act on a second reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would allow zoning for windmills anywhere in Mason City.
But putting up wind turbines and generating electricity from wind power is not a simple solution. There are a number of factors to consider when installing turbines, and one of the most important factors is something called transmission.
GALESBURG - Before wind turbines swish through the air in Knox County, work remains.
In an ambitious $3 billion plan, the nation's largest power generator has proposed building a 550-mile power line stretched atop 13-story towers to bring surplus electricity from coal-fired plants in Appalachia and the Midwest to the power-hungry eastern seaboard.
“Basically, they’re taking that semi-wilderness and turning it into an industrial site,” Payne said. “It’s clean energy and it has a place, but I think we can and should site them responsibly.”
PLYMOUTH (Feb 4) Not one to give up at the first sign of an obstacle, energy committee chairman Jim Sweeney has already revised the wind-turbine bylaw's language to include private land. He plans to have a warrant article ready in time for spring town meeting in May.
Meteorological towers to test wind speed and direction have been installed in the towns of Walton, Tompkins and Meredith to determine whether those sites would be suitable for wind turbines, officials said Wednesday.
I supported a wind farm development on the Ridge, choosing to investigate other developers rather than sign an easement contract with Invenergy/Summit Ridge Energy Corp. After extensive research, I have changed my position.