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Two proposed wind farms will likely pull out of eastern North Carolina if an 18-month moratorium on wind farm permits becomes state law, company officials say. Both projects had been expected to apply for state permits as early as this year and potentially could have been generating electricity by 2019.
MacRae couldn’t say for certain who would have to pay for the cancellation: electricity ratepayers or taxpayers. “It would be my assumption that would end up somehow on the ratepayers,” he said. “We just need to see what the government has in mind and who will foot the bill.”
There’s now a 120 day moratorium in place in Bay County’s Kawkawlin Township stopping special use and construction permits for wind turbines being proposed by D-T-E Energy.
Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) gave the final approval for the project during the election campaign in May. MacRae characterized the “notice to proceed” as a housekeeping document to confirm that the company had all its ducks in a row but the Tories are characterizing it as a breach of the convention that governments avoid big decisions during elections.
TORONTO — Upon the resumption of the legislature, the people of Ontario can expect to see urgent action to protect York University students from the ongoing labour dispute and repeal Ontario's cap-and-trade carbon tax law from the books, Minister of Government and Consumer Services and Government House Leader Todd Smith announced today.
Reassurances are being sought that the construction of the world’s biggest offshore windfarm off the coast of Norfolk will not create dangerous conditions on some of the county’s roads.
Investors in clean energy are looking to Maine's gubernatorial election to see if the political opposition to wind power will shift in the state, which is currently leading in Northeast wind generation.
Utility’s figures also suggest tens of thousands of acres of solar collectors coming here
North Dakota utility regulators recently approved one company’s plans for removing wind turbines and restoring the land, a step that aims to protect the landscape for future generations.
The Town Council once again tabled any major revisions to its tentative wind law Monday so it could absorb additional information from the developer behind the Mad River Wind Farm. “Get some answers. Do some research,” said Supervisor Tanya M. Yerdon. “We care about this project; we care about our residents, so let’s do this right.”
Many questions and responses centered on whether the project would benefit the utility's typical residential customer, especially during the last 15 years of the project's expected 25 year life. A big key to that, witnesses agreed, is where natural gas prices would be during that time.
DANVILLE –The Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission this week will revisit changes to the city’s zoning ordinance pertaining to solar energy and wind energy system regulations.
A controversial proposed wind project in Miami County is on hold and could be dead after county commissioners Monday said a new wind ordinance requiring a 2,000-foot setback of turbines from property lines would take effect next week.
A commission administrative law judge who considered PSO's proposal has recommended the commission deny the utility's request. The judge recommended denial because the utility did not seek competitive construction bids for the farm and because that work had started before PSO filed its request.
Last week’s energy deal adopted by a majority in the Danish Parliament may turn out to have a sting in the tail for some; More turbines will be moved off the land and into offshore wind farms by 2030, but the ones left could be much bigger than they are today
Expiring tax credits and pushback from opposition groups pose barriers for the wind power in Minnesota, but the industry shows no signs of slowing down in the breezy southwestern part of the state.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is holding a hearing Monday concerning PSO's Wind Catcher project. The Corporation Commission says the meeting concerns proposed settlements and motions for PSO's Wind Catcher project.