Ontario’s Liberal government denies Opposition charges that it interfered with the witness list for a hearing into a plan to install at least six, 152-metre-high wind turbines near the Collingwood airport.
The Sand Beach Township Planning Commission recently introduced amendments to its 2013 wind ordinance, which would limit sound to 40 decibels (dBA) during the day, and 35 dBA and night for landowners who have wind turbines.
We have both taught problem-solving approaches to science and engineering students emphasizing that identifying the real problem may be the more difficult task since getting the right answer to the wrong problem is at best misleading and can be counterproductive. Simplistic solutions to complex problems rarely lead to the desired result, but complex problems can often be broken into smaller entities that lead to appropriate solutions provided that each segment recognizes and takes into consideration the other parts of the problem.
The former commissioner of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Steve Wright, disputed that the project was likely to benefit the goal of curbing global warming. “I am here because this is a reflection of such poor energy policy and poor climate change policy. This development on public land will do nothing but damage the best habitat for black bears in the state, and will do nothing for climate change action."
In a surprising change, the Grafton Select Board now believes it may be able to hold a formal, binding vote of registered voters on the proposed Iberdrola wind project to coincide with the presidential election — Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Spanish wind company is proposing to construct 28, 500-foot wind turbines on land in Windham and Grafton in what would be the largest industrial wind farm in Vermont.
A hearing over whether a wind farm will be built on Bethlehem's watershed has been put on hold after alleged threats, including to the family of a turbine company official.
On the western edge of the Great Plains, Colorado abuts some of the windiest regions of the country.
Vermont’s Public Service Board is clearly a captured agency. Our soon-to-be-former Governor Shumlin is the “capturer-in-chief”. He is using his office to push for out-of-scale, unwanted and destructive siting of industrial wind turbines regardless of the environmental damage they cause.
Rural landowners who are approached to permit a wind turbine or turbines or associated equipment on their acreage badly need sophisticated legal advice on these complex agreements.
Eleven people living near the Shirley Wind Farm say their health improved when the turbines were off for several days this summer.
In a letter sent to residents who agreed to lease farmland for wind turbines, Chicago-based Mainstream Renewable Power says a more-restrictive county ordinance approved last year makes it too difficult to move forward with the six-year project.
Congressional lawmakers have launched a formal investigation into whether solar-energy companies improperly received billions of dollars in tax incentives from the Obama administration.
The fuel source for wind energy may be free, but everything needed to produce electricity costs Americans money, time and will affect the health of those living closest to the turbine sites.
After an Iberdrola representative questioned the integrity of a Nov. 8 vote regarding a proposed 28-turbine wind farm in Windham and Grafton, second-home owners in Windham have decided to delay the results of their opinion poll until after Election Day.
Ten property owners have asked the Select Board to negotiate a land buyout agreement with a wind farm developer should the project be approved.
“Unless these projects win overpriced, mandated government contracts, the market cannot support them,” said Chris O’Neil, a spokesman for Friends of Maine’s Mountains. “They’re taking a risk that they are purchasing a performing asset. It may or may not happen.”
With outside developers looking to build a wind farm in Clayton and surrounding municipalities, town officials felt the need to draft a new local law that would help regulate the development of wind energy projects.
In a nugget of very good news for the renewable energy sector, a survey of 163 wind energy experts has found that in the coming decades, the cost of electricity generated by wind should plunge, by between 24 and 30 percent by the year 2030, and even further by the middle of the century.
Town officials say they may not meet a developer-imposed deadline to vote on the controversial Stiles Brook Wind Project proposal.
Facing the prospect of having seven 499-foot industrial turbines built on their prized Rocky Ridge hillside, local residents stood with Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott to declare opposition to the project.