REDFIELD — Residents and attorneys argued on Friday that nine proposed local laws created to regulate wind farm development could have unintended consequences for the town’s livelihood.
State’s renewable mandate also bringing hundreds of new turbine towers
“I’m appalled that the state (and the town of Yarmouth) would consider a project that would damage this fragile watershed,” said Andrea Gottfried, a taxpayer in West Yarmouth. “Lewis Bay is historically, ecologically and economically important to Cape Cod residents and visitors from around the world.”
A controversial wind energy project proposed for the land surrounding Bethlehem’s water supply would be scaled back under a zoning application filed this month in a Carbon County community.
“Squid, flounders, scallops and other species need sandy bottom without structure to thrive,” she said. “So, the turbine bases not only destroy their habitat, but also introduce an entirely different ecosystem that attracts species that didn’t aggregate in the area before.”
“Ocean City supports clean, unseen energy,” the mayor’s letter reads. “What that means is that we would like the turbines to be constructed at least 26 miles offshore, rather than the 12.9 to 17 miles as one developer is proposing. Our leadership is interested in both promoting green energy and providing job opportunities, but is also our duty as the Mayor and Council to preserve all that we have at stake, including the natural beauty of the beaches and waters in and adjacent to Ocean City.
The Feb. 9 FERC order addresses Harvest Wind Energy LLC's petition for a waiver of PJM Interconnection LLC's Open Access Transmission Tariff. ...The waiver would have allowed Harvest Wind Energy to change its point of interconnection without requiring additional evaluation under the tariff.
A citizen’s group based in Glenville, Minn., has been taking a keen interest in the issues raised over wind farms in Chatham-Kent.
All were concerned that federal officials recently embarked on a reconsideration of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. They urged the county’s board members to speak out against the expansion of sites where solar and wind energy farms will be allowed.
TerraForm Power said 22 of its 52 turbines are back online
The 120-day moratorium that was approved in October was set to expire soon. At the insistence of board member Tim Nuss of rural Roberts, the ban will not be lifted until the board approves a revised ordinance regulating wind farms.
After two years and no takers, Nova Scotia is poised to end its efforts to sell an idle wind turbine manufacturing plant in Pictou County, bringing to a close another failed government-backed industrial enterprise.
The fossil fuel and renewable power industries have fought a low-grade conflict for years, maneuvering in state capitols and Congress to gain advantage in tax and energy policies that might increase or protect market share.
Hopkinton Town Supervisor Sue Wood wants a new wind law in place prior to Avangrid Rewnewables filing its application with the state siting board. Wood said she was advised by a lawyer to pass a law “as soon as possible.”
While the year-long extension of a moratorium on wind energy passed unanimously at Tuesday’s Huron County Board of Commissioners meeting, the board rejected a motion to investigate two county planners.
With state officials eyeing $56 billion of wind farm projects off the American coastline, developers are worried the turbines will need to be stamped with a big "Made in the U.S.A."
If you think the proposed industrial wind turbines won’t affect you, it may be time to reconsider. ...How will the loss of all the things you take for granted in Montgomery County affect you, your family and friends? If you don’t know the answer to that, you haven’t asked enough questions.
The North Ridge Wind Project, and the regulations that the town will place on it, has been the subject of much debate over nearly two years. Currently the major issues that remain are whether the town will allow wind turbines to be placed south of State Route 72, as well as some issues of sound limits and setbacks.
PORTSMOUTH — The combination of the noise and shadows generated by the town's wind turbine has rankled some neighbors who voiced their frustration to the Town Council during its meeting Monday.