Allen said the county could take a “breather” (moratorium) because the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act delegates policing power to a county for zoning issues for the health, safety and welfare of residents. Also of concern are court costs if the county is sued, which Allen said would add up even if the county were to win.
Two of her amendments focus on long-term certainty for wind energy industry workers. She proposes a five-year extension on the Production Tax Credit to promote wind energy and other renewable fuels.
The executive committee for the Northeastern Vermont Development Association voted unanimously to recommend that the regional planning commission oppose future wind projects. The recommendation must be approved by the commission’s board of directors.
During his visit to Montgomeryshire Lord Ashdown backed up party leader Nick Clegg’s claims last week that there was a need for renewable energy to combat climate change but this needed to be balanced against protecting the Montgomeryshire countryside
Developer New Gullen Wind Farm is challenging Planning Minister Pru Goward over the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission's (PAC) refusal last October of a modified development application. The DA sought to confirm the location of 69 turbines, previously found by the Department to have been incorrectly placed.
Local resident and spokesman for the Barna Wind Action Group, Michael O’Donovan, from Moneygoff East, said residents have wide-ranging concerns about the the project, on which a decision is expected to be made by the planning authorities early next month.
“When they [turbines] first came here, people didn’t think they were that bad; it wasn’t that big of a deal and it was good for the environment,” she said. “But I think with so many of them now, they’re looking at what’s happened here, and they don’t like what they see.”
With the Maine Wind Energy Act’s passage, Mainers in parts of the Unorganized Territory lost their right to participate in planning and zoning decisions related to wind power siting in their communities.
Residents David Cleverdon and Karen Kenney will approach the Boone County Zoning Board of Appeals with a proposal Tuesday to increase the 1,000-foot distance requirement between wind turbines and primary structures.
The issue of whether wind turbines – one of Australia’s largest clean energy sources – cause health problems has again reared its head. Tom Arup explains why turbines take the wind out of some people’s sails. A new study looks at the reactions of six residents to the noise from the Cape Bridgewater wind farm, in south-west Victoria.
The developer of Cape Wind has terminated contracts to buy land and facilities in Falmouth and Rhode Island, the latest sign that the $2.5 billion effort to become the nation’s first offshore wind farm may never produce a kilowatt of energy.
“Eric Pickles MP concluded that there was significant harm to the setting of St Mary’s Church, Rushall and harm to other heritage assets and this harm outweighed the benefits of the renewal energy proposal.
“This slick New York lawyer had an answer for everything, but when I asked him and his other friends if they would raise their families under the turbines, they were silent,” he said. “I have a hard time believing a guy selling this product and doesn't believe in it, and we want to hitch our future to him?”
Within five minutes, an association official grabbed Michigan Capitol Confidential’s camera and asked its reporter, Anne Schieber, to leave. Schieber was stationed in the back of the room, observing and recording for a potential news story. Watch a news segment on the day here.
The appellants maintain the Province violated its own legislation in allowing two of the turbines to be built on the Oak Ridges Moraine, which is protected by law. They also allege the project will have a significant impact on human health, the environment and quality of life in the area.
Cllr Pat Nugent told a meeting of Lismore-Dungarvan Municipal District Council that householders, some 1.2km from the site, had recorded noise levels above 75 decibels, almost twice those permitted under planning regulations.
Apex Clean Energy said Thursday it will sell a 298-megawatt wind farm under construction in Kingfisher and Canadian counties to a private equity firm. ...Landowners and the Oklahoma Wind Action Association sued Apex last year, claiming the Kingfisher wind farm would threaten their health and safety. \
The Greaves’ sold the property for £385,000 on June 9 last year and say the sale was prompted by the noise issue. Even though they have moved they say are determined to fight on. The pair had lived at the address for eight years, landscaping the garden and carrying out works to the property.
Chronicle produced this news video covering the impacts of five industrial-scale wind turbines sited in Kingston, Massachusetts. The transcript of the video is provided below, Click the picture or link on this page to watch the video.
In a 6-6 vote Wednesday, the Logan County Board rejected a conditional use permit that would have brought a 7,600-acre wind farm to a stretch of land between Mount Pulaski, Broadwell, Lake Fork and Elkhart. ...there was a great deal of opposition from people living within the proposed quarter-mile footprint of the 80-turbine wind farm.