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"We live one mile and one-third from the closest wind turbine, and I'm sensitive to low-frequency sounds, so we purchased a decibel meter. Many nights we have a southeast wind, which is the prevailing wind, it sounds like a jet plane revving but the plane never, of course, takes off," Vickie paused, getting emotional and teary, "So, we pay to stay at a hotel in town."
Lance Koth made it crystal clear that a new grassroots group in Davison County in South Dakota isn't against the concept of wind energy. They just prefer turbines find the right home.
Town supervisors in Parishville and Hopkinton both questioned Avangrid Renewables most recent Public Involvement Program tracking log update claiming it leaves out meeting dates and misrepresented an incident at a meeting.
Less than a year after plans were dropped for a controversial wind farm near Searchlight, an even larger and more contentious project in the same area is advancing through the permitting process.
Last year, Green Development won 20-year contracts with National Grid to sell power from two of the Johnston turbines through the state’s Renewable Energy Growth Program, an initiative created by the General Assembly that sets prices for qualifying solar arrays, small hydropower systems and wind turbines. The turbines, at 0 Shun Pike and 2141 Plainfield Pike, will sell their power for 18.24 cents per kilowatt hour.
A large crowd filed into the Montgomery County Courthouse on Monday expecting to hear more from county commissioners about a proposed amendment to the county’s wind energy ordinance. However, the item was not on the agenda because Commissioner Phil Bane could not attend the meeting.
The company has agreed to buy energy from PSO’s Wind Catcher project to power many of its stores
Objections ranged from the impact the developments at Limekiln and Drum Hollistan would have on the landscape, rare birds and property values to noise, shadow flicker and their perceived deterrent effect on tourism, and in particular the North Coast 500.
A sprawling multimillion-dollar wind farm project can be built despite “substantial” local opposition including from the AFL’s boss, the state’s development court has ruled.
A blow has been struck against two wind farm projects in eastern Torrance County.
Meeting will provide 'neighbor-to-neighbor' updates about wind ordinance
The bottom line is that Wind Catcher expects electricity consumers in surrounding states to bear the risk of the cost to build and maintain the system while receiving none of the economic benefits.
The developer of the Galloo Island Wind project argued that its application should be deemed complete by the state entity reviewing it in its latest filing.
Yates town supervisor calls filing ‘slipshod’
That news brought dismay to opponents like Kathryn Sternstein of Hawley, who spoke against wind power in public meetings this past year. "We've all been waiting for something from them," she said of the developers. "It's terribly distressing that despite the real opposition from the people in Savoy, that they're going ahead with this."
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Thursday ordered owner Wisconsin Power and Light to "show cause" why its permit for the Bent Tree wind farm northwest of Albert Lea, Minn., shouldn't be suspended or revoked.
The McDonough County Board’s road and bridge committee voted Thursday to recommend approval of an agreement to hire an attorney to draw up a contract for road use in constructing wind turbines on area farmland.
It’s Round 2 for the Penn Forest zoning board and Atlantic Wind.
One of Vermont's renewable energy pioneers is giving up on his home state — at least for now. David Blittersdorf, founder of Williston-based AllEarth Renewables, is set to announce Wednesday that he is abandoning the Kidder Hill Community Wind project, a two-turbine installation in Lowell and Irasburg. Furthermore, Blittersdorf said he is not pursuing any more wind or solar projects in Vermont.
The OSBI has determined a longtime Texas political consultant known as “Dr. Dirt” hired the private investigators who put a tracker on a legislator’s pickup, court records show. The consultant, George C. Shipley, 70, has been subpoenaed to appear next week before the Oklahoma multicounty grand jury “to provide testimony.”