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Governor Mitt Romney, an opponent of the wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound, would gain the authority to kill the controversial project under a tentative agreement reached yesterday in the US Senate.
Backers of the proposed Cape Wind project on Horseshoe Shoals are blasting a congressional proposal that would give the governor of Massachusett veto power over such projects.
The US Senate's leading voices on energy yesterday blasted their colleagues' attempt to block a wind farm off Cape Cod, saying the effort would contradict the commitment to expanding renewable energy that Congress built into last year's Energy Policy Act.
SAVOY — A company planning to build seven wind turbines on a 293-acre site on West Hill has described the town as an excellent place for a "smaller-scale" project less visible than many others.
On Apr. 27 of last year, Tufts' Environmental Consciousness Outreach (ECO) group held a referendum administered by Tufts' Elections Board (ELBO) to gauge students' enthusiasm for wind power on campus. The referendum passed with overwhelming 88 percent support. On Mar. 28 of this year, however, the referendum's results were invalidated by the Committee on Student Life (CSL).
HANCOCK — About 30 town residents debated the merit of limiting the height of cell phone towers and wind turbines as one way to keep town growth in check.
As key federal lawmakers negotiate the final details of an $8.7 billion Coast Guard bill, a single controversial provision has taken even sharper aim at Cape Wind.
Washington legislators are considering a measure that could give Massachusetts veto power over the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm, a move that may be the most significant threat yet to the 130-turbine project.
WAREHAM — At next month's special Town Meeting, voters will consider a bylaw allowing the construction of wind turbines.
One can certainly concur with concerns about how our culture's fossil fuel combustion practices help accelerate the process of global warming—without uncritically agreeing that the intrusive nature of windpower technology is even a partial solution to the problem. Editor's Note: Ted Williams' 'Wind Advisory' is available via the link below.
SACO, Maine --City officials are exploring whether it makes sense to erect a wind turbine to generate electricity and cut down on the city's energy costs.
Key members of a congressional conference committee yesterday worked on a deal that could ultimately kill the Nantucket Sound wind farm, numerous sources confirmed yesterday.
PRINCETON— Proponents of Princeton Municipal Light Department’s proposed windmills filled the meeting room to support the new turbines plan at a Department of Telecommunications and Energy hearing last night.
Officials at the Massachusetts Audubon Society said yesterday that, despite this week's decision by the powerful conservation group to conditionally endorse the controversial 130-turbine Cape Wind power project, the group will continue to consider other projects in the state on a case-by-case basis.
Ipswich should be focusing on how to get the average kwh cost down to 10 cents or less, not wasting time on some politically correct marginal trifle that will do nothing to achieve electric rate relief.
Hancock, MA: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort has announced plans to erect a single wind turbine near its summit reservoir, on the western portion of the resort’s lands. This will be the first wind turbine at a ski resort in the United States.
They pepper remote California hillsides, loom over west Texas fields and one even spins in the face of South Shore commuters driving through Dorchester on I-93.
WAREHAM — A wind turbine could power four town buildings if a proposal wins approval.
If the good people of Florida would question the developers, the politicians who fast-track this project, the facts, and the integrity of the siting process with this type of intensity instead of attacking anyone who participates in the public process, this project would never be built.
HARWICH --- When Bill and Tina Maloney look out their window they can see the blades of a wind turbine on the abutting Cape Cod Regional Technical High School spinning in the sky, capturing wind and converting it into electricity.