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Wind company encounters opposition in Alexandria

What was supposed to be a brief discussion with the selectmen, though, turned into an often-contentious question-and-answer session with a group of about 40 disgruntled town and area residents. Repeatedly, audience members issued the same message to the company. “You are not wanted here,” said resident Bob Piehler.
19 Jun 2014

Third wind farm company to approach Alexandria

(NH) Wind Watch members will be at the meeting to ensure that EDP knows residents in the towns have repeatedly voted against new wind power projects in the area. Opponents to the projects say they are not against wind power, but the three projects proposed are in clear view of Newfound Lake and Cardigan Mountain hikers.
17 Jun 2014

Ibredrola abandons Wild Meadows wind farm, raising questions about future of wind power in N.H.

It is unfair to say the state’s political climate is not receptive to wind energy, Rep Rep. William Baber, a Dover Democrat, said. “I think the Legislature has sent a strong message that renewables are an important part of our future,” he said. “That doesn’t mean siting of the wind farms should be done without thoughtful oversight.”
29 May 2014

Wild Meadows: A wind farm withdrawn

None of these factors appeared to have killed the project, though. Iberdola’s inability to satisfy state concerns about its Groton Wind farm seems to have been the deciding factor, which is another reason to be thankful that the company is not building another wind farm nearby.
29 May 2014

Iberdrola abandons 72MW project over state dispute

The dispute over the Groton project concerned hearings by the state's site evaluation committee in which the fire marshal and other agencies said changes were made to the project outside of due process. As a result, the authorities have threatened to remove Iberdrola's operating certificate for the Groton project, which has been spinning since 2012.
28 May 2014

Coos County: Wind park road plan goes to pre-hearing

On March 12, citing the turbine failure, the company filed a motion to widen the access roads in the high-elevation areas to accommodate heavy equipment and stated "it is now apparent that the Mt. Kelsey turbines will require periodic maintenance and this maintenance necessitates a roadway wider than 12 feet."
30 Apr 2014

Latest Groton wind farm fight: Snow plowing

And Senior Assistant Attorney General Peter Roth said Monday he wants the company to move its warehouse-sized operations and maintenance building at the top of Groton Hollow Road across the road from where it sits, despite the contention by Groton Wind and its parent company, Iberdrola Renewables of Spain, that the company could not build on that site.
22 Apr 2014

Third wind farm company withdraws leases for Newfound-area project

A company with interest in Newfound Lake-area lands for a wind farm has pulled out of its lease agreements with a landowner with property in Alexandria, Groton and Hebron. Alpine Ridge Wind Farm, LLC, a Delaware limited-liability company headquartered in Boulder, Colo., filed documents last month titled “Termination of Lease and Easement Agreement for Wind Energy Project.”
7 Apr 2014

Senate passes standards for wind turbine siting

Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, said SB 281 provides the state Site Evaluation Committee with criteria for siting wind turbines to “protect those who may be negatively impacted." "This language will give guidance to the SEC overall above and beyond” broader legislation that was passed last year.
14 Mar 2014

3 NH towns vote for local control over wind farm projects

Members of New Hampshire Wind Watch and the Citizens of Alexandria Rights Effort say town elections in Newfound Lake-Cardigan Mountain-area towns show that residents don’t want wind farms in the scenic, tourist-dependent area. “These are solid results and should send a strong message that once again, our region has made it clear, it does not want any more industrial wind projects,” said Lori Lerner, president of Wind Watch.
13 Mar 2014

AMC objects to proposed test tower in Cardigan Mountain area

The Appalachian Mountain Club has come out against a proposed second wind-power project in the Newfound Lake-Cardigan Mountain area, saying it would "without question dominate and negatively impact" Cardigan and its views. The AMC is opposing a $140 million proposal by EDP Renewables of Portugal for a 60-megawatt, 15- to 25-turbine wind-energy project that would be built on a single landowner's leased property in the towns of Groton, Alexandria, Hebron and Orange.
13 Mar 2014
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