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The National Weather Service is concerned that the proposed Mad River, Deer River and Roaring Brook wind farms could hinder forecast data collection by the radar station in Montague.
“Regardless of where one stands on pork, oil, or wind, we should all agree that it’s wrong to ignore the voices of rural Iowans in order to export our resources to distant ports ...While a handful of landowners are making money leasing their land for turbines, monopoly control of wind is wreaking havoc on rural landscapes and the people who live and farm there.
“We want to share a little bit about our story and the impacts we believe they have never or will never address,” he added. “It isn’t as rosy as the turbine people like to make it out, and the impact is real.”
The county’s commissioners, meeting as the Board of Adjustment Tuesday, unanimously voted in opposition to a conditional use permit application for a nine-turbine wind farm in Beulah Township from Davison County Wind, LLC and its parent company Con Edison Development. That decision was made by the five-person board at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell.
After a year of operation, wind farm isn't meeting performance projections and Navy report may show it still interferes with radar facility After operating a little more than a year, the Amazon Wind Farm, North Carolina’s only large-scale wind energy project, continues to cause concerns. The project — located in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties near Elizabeth City — generated just 75 percent of its expected power. Military officials also remain uneasy about the wind farm’s interference with a sophisticated radar facility that provides crucial intelligence for the United States.
The debate over who gets the towers and the money, and whether the wind farms are right for South Dakota in the first place, has divided communities, estranged families and in some cases pitted neighbor against neighbor.
Members of No Wind Farms Montgomery County, a group of concerned citizens battling the construction of wind farms, gave the town council a copy of the law and an ordinance to use as a foundation. The ordinance, which was approved by a 5-0 vote, focuses on “noise regulation of wind energy conversion systems.”
Representative Cameron Sexton of Crossville sponsored the bill and said the bill protects personal and adjacent property owners’ rights when it comes to the placement of wind turbines.
Wind power is a growing enterprise around the world and by many accounts, this “gold rush” might be coming soon to a county near you.
Speaking at the public hearing March 28, Avangrid Renewables Lead Senior Business Developer Scott McDonald said that the project cannot move forward with the sound and setback limits proposed in the current law.
A south-west Victorian airport instrumental in fighting the St Patrick's Day bushfires could be forced to close if a proposed wind farm is approved by the state planning minister.
Across 300,000 acres (121,206 hectares) utility giant American Electric Power Co. is trying to pull off something no other company has attempted at this scale: It wants to build the nation’s largest wind farm -- and it wants up-front guarantees from regulators that customers will pay the bill.
The new wind law would replace the current town law, passed in 2011. It would regulate the North Ridge Wind Energy Project, which the energy company Avangrid plans to establish in the town. A draft of the law was approved by the town board last month in a working session, and Ms. Wood said she hoped the board would vote on it at its April board meeting.
ALBANY — Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne’s bill to block subsidies for wind projects built near Fort Drum passed the Assembly Energy Committee 11-4 late last week.
Why are turbine manufacturers doing so badly? Climate change will have some very unpleasant consequences, unless we cut our dependence on fossil power. Generating electricity from the wind is clean and increasingly cheap. So it's ascent looks assured, whatever ornithologists and President Donald Trump might think.
Because the size of the West Fork Wind project has changed, an office representing Indiana consumers is not ready to recommend that it be exempted from regulation by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
Nordex said that while sales in Germany were expected to slump by nearly two thirds this year, volumes would recover from 2020, with traders citing this positive mid-term outlook.
After years of fighting, Ron Holland has breathed a sigh of relief after the Kidder Hill Community Wind project was canceled. That means he won’t see turbines go up behind his home in Irasburg.
Since the project is located on the California border and next to a major transmission line, the power generated there, if ever, is likely to flow into California to slake its legislatively mandated renewable energy portfolio of 50 percent renewables by 2030. All Nevada will get is the bird chopping eyesore.
A wind farm developer has offered a deal hard to refuse: three-quarters of your electric bill paid for for 30 years. It would be for almost all year-round residents of Hopkinton. Avangrid Renewables says the idea came out of talks with residents.