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Crab Orchard will become the site of the state’s largest wind farm when Charlottesville, VA-based Apex Clean Energy completes construction of 20 to 23 wind turbines by the end of 2017.
The next steps include applying for a National Environmental Policy Act permit. So far, project manager Harry Snyder doesn't see a lot of stumbling blocks to the project.
Two surveys last fall showed overwhelming opposition to the Lighthouse Wind project proposed by Apex Clean Energy, which wants to erect a total of as many as 70 wind turbines in Yates and the neighboring Town of Somerset in Niagara County. ...Somerset town leaders have been vocal in their opposition to the project, hiring former state Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco to provide legal muscle for their fight against the plan.
ANTRIM — There are always two sides to a story.
The only thing that has ever been reliably generated by industrial wind is complete and utter civil discord. Neighbor is pitted against neighbor, and even family member against family member, totally dividing communities (already apparent in Orleans and Niagara counties).
Opponents of a planned wind power project on the shores of Lake Ontario asserted Wednesday that the presence of the turbines might be a black mark against the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in any future round of threatened base closures, even though the turbines would be about 25 miles away.
A group fighting the placement of wind turbines along the Lake Ontario shoreline said Wednesday the structures could pose a threat to planes operating out of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Critics suspect the commission cherry-picked pricing forecasts in favor of natural gas and against wind power. The Maine Public Utilities Commission is refusing to release a set of energy-pricing forecasts that are at the center of allegations that it improperly scuttled a wind power contract.
More than 2,500 surveys were delivered to property owners and registered voters in Yates, with the 46 percent replying ...More than 70 percent of respondents agreed with three statements that the study of health issues, wildlife issues and possible effects on operations at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station were important.
In exchange for the extinguishment of USD 336 million (EUR 307.6m) of debt, SunEdison Inc (NYSE:SUNE) has agreed to transfer certain green energy projects under development and shares in its first yieldco to DE Shaw group, Madison Dearborn Capital Partners IV LP and Northwestern University.
An Oklahoma wind project in Canadian and Kingfisher County will not be completed by its deadline, according to an Apex Clean Line Energy official. Apex spokeswoman Davhi Wilson said construction with the Kingfisher Wind facility is ongoing, even though it was scheduled to be completed before the end of 2015.
On Dec. 14, Mills Branch Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Charlottesville, Va.-based Apex Clean Energy, filed an application with the Maryland Public Service Commission for a 60-megawatt solar photovoltaic generating facility in the Chesterville area. The company seeks approval in time to begin construction in June and be online by the end of October, according to the filing.
“If they are going to cause issues with noise or flicker or some other type of issue that may impact the residents of the town of Bourne then the board of health would actually have jurisdiction, we believe, over trying to control that issue,” said Stephen Mealy, chairman of the Bourne Board of Selectmen.
Elite Energy on Dec. 14 withdrew its request to rezone about 300 acres for industrial use for the project, its first procedural speed bump. That postponed the question-and-answer session indefinitely. Douthit said Dragonfly has received residents' emailed questions, and he still expects the company to give answers, perhaps when the project comes before town officials again.
"I want the cops here right now!" called a clearly upset woman from the back of the Enfield gymnasium. ..."I haven't been able to talk all night because I've had a gag clause... I'm afraid I'm gonna get sued! And then the wind people just grabbed my arm. This is the kind of shit I'm talking about!" said the woman, whom the police report identified as Theresa Guler of Enfield.
Former state Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco, who was hired to fight the project, said in his letter to the commission that the preliminary scoping statement filed by Apex Clean Energy and its subsidiary, Lighthouse Wind, should be rejected for not listing the number, size, generating capacity or location of the planned wind turbines.
Poland is considering a ban on building wind farms close to houses, a move the industry fears may block new investment in renewable energy sources and bolster coal's role in the economy.
Worries that the Black Oak Wind Farm will decimate property values and cause public health and safety issues, among other concerns, spurred about 150 people to fill a public meeting Thursday night. ...The meeting had a tense atmosphere throughout. Several people yelled comments out of turn, and others raised their voice into a microphone when it was their turn to speak.
Emotions ran high as several residents made impassioned pleas both for and against the project. There was frequent applause for both viewpoints. Some opponents leveled accusations of deceit and underhanded tactics against Black Oak, while others debated the science of wind farm safety with the project representatives and experts on hand.
The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency met this week at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator in Dunkirk for a deviation hearing on the Arkwright Summit Wind Farm LLC, ready to receive comments from representatives of the taxing jurisdictions on the company's requested abatement of real property taxes with respect to the project facility.