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.
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.
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 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 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".
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.”
Dozens of onshore wind farms face being vetoed by the Conservatives after Eric Pickles extended his powers to block unpopular proposals. The Local Government Secretary has pledged to decide on key applications for turbines himself - taking the final say away from planning inspectors.
An ordinance aimed at tighter control over construction of such structures as wind turbines was given final approval Tuesday by county officials.
One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1 million solar panels.
A victorian construction union has been banned from leaving cars or equipment near entrances to a $400 million wind farm after a costly industrial battle reignited.
The three-judge panel also said the citizens group’s lawsuit was not the primary reason for the company’s failure to proceed with the project in a timely manner. Instead, the company had told the press that it was delaying construction until it learned if Congress would extend the federal Production Tax Credit.
The demonstrators accused the Government of failing to listen and engage sincerely with the communities affected by “flawed energy policies” which, they said, had the potential to damage the natural landscape as well as people’s health.
The City of Corpus Christi may have effectively killed a proposed wind farm project in the Chapman Ranch area, just outside the city limits, in a single vote at Tuesday's council meeting.