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FALLS TOWNSHIP, Pa., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced the Spanish wind-energy company Gamesa Corp. is expanding operations in Pennsylvania by investing another $34 million to open three new modern manufacturing centers on 20-plus acres of U.S. Steel's former Fairless Hills industrial site. The company previously had invested $40 million in Pennsylvania, including funding for another manufacturing facility, its first in North America.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A 330-mile electric transmission line proposed by Allegheny Energy this week would begin in northern West Virginia and pass through Weirton, Morgantown, Dominion Power's Mount Storm power plant and Berkeley County before ending in Frederick County, Md.
Imagine looking out the window of your home and seeing 35 to 60 wind turbines standing as high as 700 feet, lined up about 1,000 feet apart, spreading across, for example, Nescopeck Mountain.
BEAR CREEK TWP. – Township supervisors plan to vote on an amended ordinance Monday that would relax restrictions on how proceeds from wind turbines can be spent by the municipality.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has determined that the development of a wind farm on this land is not consistent with the intent of the grant program that was used to purchase it.
WILKES-BARRE – Call it “Don’t throw caution to the wind (mill).”
Despite the zoning classification of “conservation,” the previous majority supervisors and their allies, perhaps intoxicated by $3,000 annual payments for each of the 34 turbines, have been willing to bend, if not outright violate, township ordinances to push this project forward.
Slippery Rock University and Pine hope the answer to high energy prices may be blowing in the wind. The state university and the north suburban municipality both have projects in the works to harness wind power to meet some of their electricity needs.
Falls - Where there's a windmill, there's a way.
CUMBERLAND - Considerable potential for positive economic impact from wind electric generation exists in the region as evidenced in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania.
There are many places where it [wind energy] can work and not be intrusive. But it's not for everywhere. It doesn't belong on ridgetops where it will destroy the "viewshed" and foul the wilderness quality of the last large undeveloped tract in the region.
The Rush Twp. property is mostly remote mountain land, but is close to Fort Indiantown Gap and the Appalachian Trail.
When we first heard of the windmills they seemed like a reasonable, environmentally friendly way to create energy. Now, we’re not so sure.
The state Department of Environment Protection Energy Harvesting grant will be combined with others to build an electricity-generating wind turbine to power the Hazleton City Authority’s water filtration plant, said Thomas Tuffey, director of PennFuture’s Center for Energy, Enterprise and the Environment.
Some call them majestic, others an eyesore. While opinions about them vary, wind farms are becoming increasingly common. Wind farms can be identified by their windmill-like turbines that use wind power to create electricity.
"Pennsylvania is developing and supporting homegrown solutions through the Energy Harvest program to lessen our dependence on foreign oil," Governor Rendell said. "We can't wait for the federal government to establish a policy that gives us back our energy independence. Instead, we are acting."