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MILWAUKEE, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- We Energies filed a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity application today with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for authorization to construct the Blue Sky Green Field Wind Project.
MANITOWOC — Ralph Kozlowski wants to offer a large wind tower ordinance for County Board approval before newly elected supervisors take office next month, but time is running short for the chair of the county committee crafting the resolution.
One Wisconsin group is trying to educate the public on the realities of wind energy. David Korinek with WINDCOWS (Wisconsin Independent Citizens Opposing Windturbine Sites) says they are not at all opposed to wind power. They are just looking for some responsible regulation and adequate setbacks from property lines.
If a NIMBY is someone who fights to protect health and safety, wind and property rights, property values, and tax dollars of the residence of this county, or if a NIMBY is someone concerned about the general welfare of neighbors, then yes, I am a NIMBY.
Just like a public listening session in January on a proposed wind farm development, the Monroe County Board Room was standing room only during a Sanitation/Planning & Zoning/Forestry Committee meeting Monday.
A developer should show some degree of integrity and professionalism by educating the community. Show the community and citizens of the county its benefits and potential drawbacks. Waving checks to some, pitting neighbor against neighbor, sliding agendas through the back door sounds like bureaucratic bull we’re all fed up with.
A Chicago based company wants to develop a windmill farm in Monroe county. The plan is to put between forty and fifty windmills on private land....some as tall as 400 feet.
Plans for a large windmill farm in Fond du Lac County drew mixed reviews. WE Energies says the $250 million project includes 88 wind turbines, each over 250 feet tall. The windmill farm would span hundreds of acres covering land in both the towns of Calumet and Marshfield, hovering over Highway 41, in the northeast corner of the county.
If attendance at Tomah Holiday Inn on Feb. 9 is any indication, the Feb. 20 Sanitation/Planning & Zoning/Forestry Committee meeting will likely be standing room only.
You people on the town board who have signed contracts with the wind company need to resign as your presence on the board is now a conflict of interest. You were elected to manage roads and provide services like garbage pickup, not going door-to-door selling for the wind company.
Our ridges are not a good fit for these massive towers.
A group of Monroe County residents concerned with a proposed commercial wind farm in the county have scheduled a public meeting for Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tomah Holiday Inn.
That’s about 20 percent of your electric bill coming back to Invenergy in the form of tax credit from your federal tax dollars.
I supported a wind farm development on the Ridge, choosing to investigate other developers rather than sign an easement contract with Invenergy/Summit Ridge Energy Corp. After extensive research, I have changed my position.
The people of Kewaunee County learned their lessons the hard way.
In my opinion as a realtor and architect, the true asset in Monroe County is to develop a recreational industry. With its location close to Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Wisconsin Dells, and the Mississippi River, and with the beautiful bluffs, ridges, and picturesque valleys inhabited by Amish settlements, this area has the potential to attract weekend tourists and vacationers, bringing business and employment to thousands of county residents and enterprises. This potential will be lost by the construction of wind turbines, which will pollute the landscape with towers and power lines.
Riffle called it a "handshake agreement" and said that no documents exist detailing the settlement amount