The Attorney General's Office, he said, is still pursuing its complaints that the company acted unlawfully in moving its operations and maintenance building from the area cited in the plan approved by the Department of Environmental Services.
For every study Everpower has saying wind energy is safe, that it creates minimal noise (a hum, nothing above normal conversation) and that it doesn’t affect property values, opponents can point to a study showing wind farms cause health problems such as nausea and headaches and that they devalue property.
A wind farm that could earn the Scottish Conservative environment spokesman more than £8 million is being recommended for refusal.
“Power-purchase agreements in the U.S. are under severe pricing pressure because of the shale gas boom,” said Jurgen Zeschky, CEO of Nordex, a German wind-turbine maker. “That’s putting pressure on prices for wind power and makes investments very difficult.”
Irish wind-farm operators receive payouts from other electricity providers in respect of "constraints" or "curtailments" where a transmission or distribution line is down for maintenance or where there is a local fault, or when there is high wind at a time of low-energy demand (for example, in the middle of the night) and turbines are shut down due to over-capacity.
With the completion of Texas’ $7 billion Competitive Renewable Energy Zone project, there are now more transmission lines than needed. That has enabled developers to sell their power at higher rates and brought the practice of selling electricity at zero or negative to a virtual halt.
Sophie Hayes, staff attorney with Utah Clean Energy, was embroiled in complicated pricing controversy involving Rocky Mountain Power, the wind developers and consumer advocates that was decided in part late last summer. The decision paved the way for inked agreements for the development of two projects in the Monticello area in San Juan County and two other wind farms in Delta.
A Federal government review of the renewable energy target scheme appears to be making industry investors nervous. The Environment Protection Authority approved a $200 million wind farm proposal for Tasmania's west coast earlier this month.
The proposed Swift Wind Farm near Churchover and Cotesbach looks set to be refused planning permission for a second time - despite late claims it could cut energy bills and inject £1m into the local economy.
There are fears for the future of historic World War II graves after it was claimed a proposed Isle wind farm could be built over them. A six turbine farm is planned by REG Windpower for land at Medge Hall near Crowle, the site of a Lancaster Bomber plane crash in September 1945.
The project was hinging on the decommissioning of the Grantsville VOR/DME system, which drew opposition from Ed Kelley, manager of the Garrett County Airport, and the Maryland Aviation Administration. The Grants-ville VOR/DME system will be decommissioned, according to Maisano.
The preferred management plan for the Malheur, Umatilla and Wallawa-Whitman National Forests, dated February 2014, declares on page 97 that wind farms are suitable for construction in the national forests. The public only has until June 12 to submit comments.
A federal judge ruled Friday that part of a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional because it attempts to control business that takes place outside state borders — and she barred Minnesota officials from enforcing it.
It was billed as an educational meeting by Iberdrola Renewables officials, but the two-hour meeting was more like a grilling administered by eastern Van Wert County residents who believe they would be affected by Iberdrola’s proposed Dog Creek Wind Farm project.
The Grain Belt Express (GBE) "Clean Line" is a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission line, approximately 750 miles long stretching from western Kansas eastward across Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Electrical current carried through the lines will come from new wind turbine farms in Kansas.
The Chokecherry/Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project is the largest ever proposed in the United States and would likely slaughter dozens of eagles each year, plus hundreds of additional birds and bats, according to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance (BCA).
The agreement stipulates that except for the installation of fire suppression at the turbines, Groton Wind will bring the facility into compliance with the fire and building codes by May 1 or "immediately and without any demand from the state, shut down any building or structure not in compliance." At the same time, Groton Wind agreed to install fire suppression in "each and every turbine".
American taxpayers and ratepayers have seen little return on their forced investment in wind energy over the past 20 years. Wind power consistently breaks its promises of long-term job creation, economic activity, and affordability. Swayed by special interests in the wind energy industry, they focus on the hopeful prospect of a thriving wind industry while overlooking the real problems that arise from subsidizing it.
Construction of the Bluewater Wind Farm is threatening to tear a community, and even a family, apart. Scott Miller explains.
“Even as the current wind power market rebounds slowly, industry competition is still very intense” so that manufacturing companies don’t have sufficient profitability, Ma Jinru, a Goldwind spokeswoman, said by email. ... “Companies with less competitive technology and quality will die and their market share will be carved up by several rivals.”