Chairman Senator John Madigan said there had been health concerns from people living close to turbines and the hearing was a chance for people to share their experiences. ..."My goal and that of the committee is to get to the truth."
Neighbors of Falmouth's controversial wind turbines say the appeal of a zoning lawsuit should not reach the state's highest court because it does not involve issues that could affect the entire Commonwealth.
Christie administration officials, while declining to comment on the Fishermen’s project, noted that it was the regulator, not the governor, that stopped the project from moving forward. A spokesman pointed to other environmental accomplishments such as promoting solar energy.
A state appellate court has unanimously reversed a lower court’s ruling that the town of Hounsfield must pay a Watertown law firm $160,615 in legal fees related to the defunct Galloo Island Wind Farm development. Friday’s ruling by the state Appellate Division, Fourth Department, sends the matter back to state Supreme Court, where it had been determined in January 2014 that the town owed the money to Schwerzmann & Wise PC.
The Arkansas Senate has passed a resolution opposing the construction of a power line across Arkansas to transmit wind-generated electricity from Oklahoma to Tennessee. The Senate passed the resolution on Wednesday, calling on the U.S. Department of Energy to reject an application by Clean Line Energy Partners.
A hearing next week could be the final chance for residents to help decide whether to impose a moratorium that would put a stop to wind energy development for up to six months in 16 county-zoned townships. The public hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday in the circuit court room in the Huron County Building (Room 207).
Representatives from Environmental Design & Research and EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. were on hand Tuesday at the Pine Valley Veterans Association VFW to field the community's questions regarding the Cassadaga Wind Project.
Darrell Cambron, also spoke out at the beginning of the meeting, saying the ordinances would not prevent other wind farms from locating in the county. “It will simply hold them accountable for safely placing turbines where they need to be,” he said.
On Feb. 25, Maxwell Woods of the Oregon Department of Energy sent out an email announcing that E.ON Climate & Renewables North America had withdrawn its application for the 76,000-acre Brush Canyon Wind Power Facility that would have had as many as 223 wind turbines — some reaching within 2 miles of Antelope and Shaniko.
RESET will continue SPEED’s tradition of unintended consequences. It will affect the Vermont economy for decades. RESET’s Tiers 1 and 2 will impose renewable electricity requirements on utilities without reforming the destructive and abusive siting practices that have turned so many Vermonters against state government.
The neighbour of an electricity substation, abandoned when work halted on a £20million offshore wind farm project, has compared the site to a scorched battlefield.
“People have labeled us against green energy,” Hamby said. “That is so far from the truth, it is laughable. ...but we don`t feel that it should be tested here within 300 feet of homes.”
House budget writers voted Thursday to keep the state university system funded at current levels and raid $50 million from the renewable energy fund to avoid $68 million in cuts - and hundreds of layoffs - in the Department of Transportation.
It’s a time when county leaders expect to decide in the coming week, after a months-long effort, whether to impose a moratorium putting a stop to wind development for up to six months. In Meade Township, DTE’s plan for close to 50 turbines faces a referendum vote in May.
As wind energy companies try to find their footing in Maryland, state senators proposed a bill that would limit turbines’ heights, as well as their companies’ interests, in southern Maryland. Applying the state’s current agricultural regulations to the base would keep wind turbines at least 24 miles away from the Naval Air Station, and they could not exceed 100 feet in height if within 24 to 30 miles of the base.
"I've been doing my due diligence, trying to figure out the pros and cons," Short said. "The more I found out, the more Apex said my colleagues and I don't have much say in this matter. And anybody in this room knows me, I don't like that, and neither does Commissioner Pickrum. We like to have the authority over the citizens to do what you guys want us to do."
The Texas-based company on Friday sent a letter to the Somerset County Commissioners notifying them of the "indefinite suspension" of its Great Bay Wind project, which had been under development for nearly five years. Pioneer Green Engineer had planned to bring 25 wind turbines - each 599 feet high - to Westover. Adam Cohen, Pioneer Green's vice president, said in the letter that while the company has persevered through many obstacles, some have proven more difficult.
Sen. Lamar Alexander has a proposal for Democrats: End subsidies to wind power producers and use that money to double funding for federal energy research at the Department of Energy. ...“There is a place for limited, short-term subsidies to jumpstart new technologies, but it is long past time for wind to stand on its own in the marketplace.”
"No matter how worthy you believe a cause, other people's lives should not be disregarded or their health and welfare diminished in an effort to achieve your goal," said Cary Shineldecker, of Mason County, Michigan, who recently sold his home on 16 acres of land for $80,000 under his original asking price.
More than 100 people turned out for a Vermont Statehouse hearing Tuesday on growing concern that the state's push to build renewable energy is causing aesthetic and other environmental problems.