MANITOWOC — A Wisconsin wind farm developer has filed a claim against Manitowoc County alleging its 12-month moratorium on wind farms is illegal. Emerging Energies LLP of Hubertus alleges the moratorium, issued May 17, has damaged the company's plans to construct seven large-scale, industrial wind turbines around the village of Mishicot.
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Wisconsin could enjoy upwards of $3 billion in new construction investments in the coming decade if the state requires more renewable resources to be used for electricity generation, an industry group said Tuesday.
Some of the turbines of the 200- megawatt project could be within two miles of the border of the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, a refuge that was named by the National Wildlife Refuge Association as one of the nation's six most threatened refuges.
Farmers who have signed contracts have signed away rights to their land. The needs for the wind farm will come first.