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The NVE stopped approving new wind power projects in April after a raft of protests to give the government time to work on a new framework for developments. The now-discarded scheme proposed new wind farms in 13 designated areas, but faced fierce opposition from some utilities and the municipalities affected as well as the general public.
The Clear Creek Town Board will draft a moratorium on wind energy development at its meeting next week in response to overwhelming demand from town residents who attended a meeting Tuesday night about a proposed wind farm in southern Eau Claire County. More than 100 people showed up at an informational meeting Tuesday night at Clear Creek Town Hall to share their views about the potential wind farm, with many calling for a moratorium to give residents more time to study the pros and cons on wind energy.
An inconvenient truth is hanging over Georgetown, Texas: Its celebrated shift to renewable energy doesn’t look like a national model these days. Electric rates are up. Critics are blasting the costs. And the city north of Austin is trying to figure out how to mitigate the situation.
The manufacturer had already in September announced 600 job losses in Denmark as it discontinued some legacy turbine production. CEO Markus Tacke said while those reductions were the result of shifting global demand patterns, and would be offset by growth in production elsewhere, the latest cuts are “structural” adjustments geared to help keep the company in competitive shape for the future.
After a nearly decade-long battle, a western Wisconsin town has declared victory over a proposed wind farm, though the developer insists the beleaguered project is not dead. If built, it would be only the second new Wisconsin wind farm in eight years,
Renewable energy advocates have been left disappointed after a proposed wind farm on the NSW Southern Tablelands was rejected because of the visual impact on residents.
More than 27,000 onshore wind turbines (WTG) are currently in Germany. At the end of 2020, facilities earning the 20-year subsidy under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) will no longer be covered for the first time. Depending on local conditions, older plants may be replaced by more powerful and more efficient new plants to allow for a higher yield at the site (so-called repowering). Also the continued operation of plants could come into question. A study by the German Federal Environment Agency examined the costs and risks of wind power decommissioning.
But Portland-based PacifiCorp said there was one other thing the wind project needed in order to be a winner for ratepayers — it had to be operating by the end of 2020, qualifying it for the full value of a lucrative federal incentive.
The cyberattack took advantage of a known weakness in Cisco firewalls to trigger a series of five-minute communications outages over a span of about 12 hours, according to an emergency report sPower filed with the Department of Energy at the time of the disruption that was not publicly released. Denial-of-service attacks flood target devices or websites with bogus traffic to crash them.
Like birds poised for light, the blades of many wind turbines at Diamond Vista Wind Farm in northern Marion County have not been turning for a while.
For the first time in Iowa, a county has enacted a moratorium on installing new wind turbines.
If a deal between Avangrid and PPL goes through, a small state like Maine could lose even more influence over utility operations under what would be one of the nation's largest energy companies, analysts say.
PacifiCorp, one of the largest grid owner/operators in the West, purchased the project int May and hired Mortenson Construction of Minneapolis to build its first Montana wind project. Time is of the essence. In order for the project to qualify for federal tax credits, the turbine blades need to be cranking by the end of 2020.
As protests of a planned wind farm in Kahuku continue, opponents are also battling the project in the courts. More than 100 people have been arrested so far at wind farm blockades. The opposition might have appeared to come out of nowhere. But in fact, wind farm projects are no stranger to controversy.
TORRANCE COUNTY, N.M. – A New Mexico county is taking advantage of being one of the windiest parts of the state, and it’s bringing in millions.
Several residents took advantage of the public forum during Monday’s Town Council meeting to question the mandate of the Conservation Commission and the involvement of its chairman, Harvey Buford, in advocating the installation of industrial wind turbines in the town.
The future of a planned wind project between Albany and Carbon counties is now in question. The result of that could mean the loss of $5 million “impact assistance” funding that governments in Carbon and Albany counties were set to receive from the state.
The committee also recommended appropriating $2.5 million to fund the disposition of the town’s two wind turbines. “The $2.5 million is to dismantled and disassemble,” Town Manager Julian M. Suso said. “It is not even to relocate them at this point.”
The agreement also provides a long-sought purchaser of 75 megawatts of electricity to be produced by wind turbines built by Apex, a Charlottesville company that obtained all of the permits needed for the project two and a half years ago. Since then, Apex has not begun construction while it has searched for a utility or other buyer to make the project commercially feasible.