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Denial likely for wind 2 appeals

Members of the Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals came to a consensus on Monday, November 30, to deny appeals relating to Wind 2, one of two town-owned wind turbines on Blacksmith Shop Road. The board will discuss a draft decision and possibly vote on the matter at its meeting next Thursday, December 10.
4 Dec 2015

Williams County wind farm project approved

The project originally had been located 2 miles north of Tioga. It was moved to 4 miles away after city officials voiced concerns about the future growth of the city to the north being impacted by a wind farm that close. Tioga City Commission President Drake McClelland said he appreciated the project being moved further north but expressed concern it could still impact future city growth to the north, which is where single-family housing would work best.
3 Dec 2015

Canadian company buys WV wind project for $200 million

A Fortune 500 Canadian energy company recently bought a long-delayed Grant County wind farm, paying $200 million for the project, which they hope will be up and running in a year. Enbridge, a Calgary, Alberta-based pipeline and energy company, announced Wednesday that it bought the New Creek Wind Project and plans to have the 49-turbine farm in operation in December 2016.
27 Nov 2015

Apex files Lighthouse Wind plans

The Virginia-based company, through its subsidiary Lighthouse Wind, on Monday formally filed its preliminary scoping statement to the state’s Public Service Commission for a proposed 201-megawatt wind turbine network in Yates and Somerset.
27 Nov 2015

Connecticut regulators tentatively approve UI-Iberdrola deal, with conditions

Connecticut utility regulators have given tentative approval to the $3 billion acquisition of New Haven-based UIL Holdings Corp. by Spanish energy giant Iberdrola. The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority issued its 45-page ruling Tuesday with numerous conditions that Iberdola must meet as a requirement for approval. A final decision on the merger by PURA is scheduled for Dec. 9.
26 Nov 2015

In Windham, state will look beyond local wind ban

“Windham has been studying commercial/industrial wind generation since 2004,” officials wrote. “Our 2008 town plan, re-adopted in 2013, contains a prohibition against this form of development based on the unique topography and settlement patterns of our town, our 10 years of research and knowledge and the support of the majority of our residents and property owners.”
26 Nov 2015

Board delays Altamont repowering, seeks more transparency in siting

An application to repower a 5-square-mile section of the Altamont with up to 32 modern wind turbines has been continued to Dec. 10 in an effort to obtain more transparency concerning the science behind the decisions on where to site the turbines. The East County Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) met Nov. 19. It heard from applicant Altamont Wind LLC, Dyer Road residents, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) representatives, and Alameda County staff on the application.
25 Nov 2015

SunEdison repays most of $410 million margin loan seen as cause of stock collapse

Its deals for First Wind and Vivint came amid an acquisition binge that also included Mark Group, and the renewable portfolios of Atlantic Power and Invenergy. ...But SunEdison stretched itself financially to pull off its growth spurt. The company not only has $11.6 billion in debt, it also requires up to $8.8 billion in capital to build out its pipeline over the next year. How those are financed remains unclear. 
25 Nov 2015

Sun Pharma drops wind energy investment plan

The investment was to be carried out through Taro and other group affiliates for the purpose of tax saving. Investment in wind energy projects results in tax gains through accelerated depreciation and production tax credits. However, the move has not gone down well with analysts, who termed the proposed investment a non-optimal use of cash.
25 Nov 2015

Proposed wind farm raises concerns

A proposed wind farm in Palo Alto County was a main concern during the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, November 17. Several local area farmers as well as representatives from Steier Ag Aviation were on hand to discuss concerns over how a wind farm could potentially affect area farmers.
24 Nov 2015

Wind farms, full-time state’s attorney occupy county commissioner meeting

Small companies he called “flippers,” like to come into an area like Fall River County, promise local landowners big returns on allowing them to site wind or solar farms on their ground. But the only thing they’re after, Kaan said, is energy tax credit money and tying up land so other energy companies can’t develop it. If flippers get a foothold with a landowner, it could be as long as 10 years before a legitimate energy developer can create a legitimate wind or solar farm on the property, he said.
24 Nov 2015

2nd wind-farm figure has hot-check record

A second person involved in the bid to build Arkansas' first wind farm west of Springdale has a history of legal troubles involving money, according to Arkansas and Oklahoma court records and other documents. Cody Fell, 47, who has been a spokesman for Dragonfly Industries International, has owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in foreclosure cases in Washington County and in Oklahoma, court records show. ...Jody Davis, Dragonfly's chief executive officer, had previously acknowledged spending time in prison.
22 Nov 2015

2nd wind-farm figure has hot-check record

A second person involved in the bid to build Arkansas' first wind farm west of Springdale has a history of legal troubles involving money, according to Arkansas and Oklahoma court records and other documents. Cody Fell, 47, who has been a spokesman for Dragonfly Industries International, has owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in foreclosure cases in Washington County and in Oklahoma, court records show. ...Jody Davis, Dragonfly's chief executive officer, had previously acknowledged spending time in prison.
21 Nov 2015

Governor promises review of problem-plagued Energy Department, but when?

Now, the agency is under fire again for ignoring state rules and allowing recipients of its energy tax credits to resell them at firesale prices. Three top managers resigned recently, including the governor's energy advisor and the agency's chief financial officer. Utilities recently sued, claiming the agency was illegally manipulating annual assessments on energy companies to backfill its budget.
20 Nov 2015

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