wind power http://wamc.org en Connecticut OK's Wind Power Rules, Ends Moratorium http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-oks-wind-power-rules-ends-moratorium <p>Connecticut lawmakers have approved regulations governing wind power in Connecticut, ending an impasse that blocked new turbines producing clean energy.</p><p>The legislature's Regulation Review Committee approved regulations Tuesday that define various mechanical parts of wind turbines, stipulate how siting officials may measure the height of wind turbines and provide other technical details.</p><p>A 2011 law called for the state Siting Council to adopt regulations governing wind power. But the Regulation Review Committee has rejected several proposed rules since late last year.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:10:54 +0000 Jim Levulis 88757 at http://wamc.org Connecticut OK's Wind Power Rules, Ends Moratorium Report Identifies Growth Opportunities for Wind Energy http://wamc.org/post/report-identifies-growth-opportunities-wind-energy <p>Regional environmental groups have released a report highlighting a potential for growth in wind energy.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:36:37 +0000 Jim Levulis 78227 at http://wamc.org Report Identifies Growth Opportunities for Wind Energy National Study Finds No Evidence of Wind Turbines Affecting Property Value http://wamc.org/post/national-study-finds-no-evidence-wind-turbines-affecting-property-value <p><a href="http://emp.lbl.gov/sites/all/files/lbnl-6362e.pdf" target="_blank">A recent national study</a> finds that wind turbines have no effect on property values. But some western Massachusetts residents disagree.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:52:34 +0000 Jim Levulis 72964 at http://wamc.org National Study Finds No Evidence of Wind Turbines Affecting Property Value Vermont Wind Debate Might Come Before Recommendation http://wamc.org/post/vermont-wind-debate-might-come-recommendation <p></p><p></p><p>Some Vermont legislators pushing for moratorium on wind power projects believe a pending recommendation from a commission created to review the sites won't come in time to influence debate on the bill.<br><br>The commission's deadline is April 30, with a draft report expected by the end of March. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 03:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 58136 at http://wamc.org Vermont Wind Debate Might Come Before Recommendation 2 Vermont Senators Want Halt to Wind Development http://wamc.org/post/2-vermont-senators-want-halt-wind-development <p></p><p>Two Vermont state senators are calling for a three-year moratorium on large-scale wind power projects in the state, and for giving energy projects more thorough environmental review. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:25:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 55024 at http://wamc.org 2 Vermont Senators Want Halt to Wind Development Mass. Regulators Approve Cape Wind Deal http://wamc.org/post/mass-regulators-approve-cape-wind-deal <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>State regulators have approved the utility NStar's deal to buy a significant portion of the Cape Wind offshore wind project's planned power.</p><p>The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities announced its decision to approve the 15-year deal Monday.</p><p>NStar's agreement to buy 27.5 percent of the wind farm's power was nearly identical to the utility National Grid's previously-approved agreement with Cape Wind to buy half its power.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 52743 at http://wamc.org Mass. Regulators Approve Cape Wind Deal Hoosac Wind Project Nears Completion http://wamc.org/post/hoosac-wind-project-nears-completion <p>A 19-turbine industrial wind farm is near completion in the Northern Berkshires, but according to nearby residents, some uncertainties about the project’s impact on the environment and health remain. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>The Hoosac Wind Project, also known as the Bakke Mountain Wind Farm, could see all 19 standing wind turbines erected by the end of this week, according to spokesman from owner Iberdrola Renewables, Paul Copleman.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:17:03 +0000 Lucas Willard 47529 at http://wamc.org Hoosac Wind Project Nears Completion Wind Developer Wants Vermont Towns to Delay Votes http://wamc.org/post/wind-developer-wants-vermont-towns-delay-votes <p>A developer considering a wind power project in a remote area of Vermont's Essex County says it will drop its plans in any community that votes against the project — after it has a chance to present its proposal.<br><br>Jack Kenworthy of New Hampshire-based Seneca Mountain Wind says Seneca will honor the vote if it happens after the company has made a detailed presentation of its plans for the town.<br><br>Kenworthy tells the Burlington Free Press Seneca has leased hilltops that could accommodate up to 35 turbines. It currently is seeking state approval to set up wind-measuring towers. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46937 at http://wamc.org Wind Developer Wants Vermont Towns to Delay Votes Vermont Wind Project in Essex County on Hold http://wamc.org/post/vermont-wind-project-essex-county-hold <p>Plans for a wind power project in a remote area of Vermont's Essex County are on hold.<br><br>Seneca Mountain Wind had applied for permits to erect wind measurement towers in Brighton, Newark and Ferdinand.<br><br>Some neighboring landowners appealed, saying Seneca failed to notify them about the plans as required by law.<br><br>WCAX-TV reports a Public Service Board hearing officer has sided with the landowners and placed the project on hold until Seneca makes proper notifications.<br><br><em>Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.</em></p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:05:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45788 at http://wamc.org Vermont Wind Project in Essex County on Hold Symposium Gathers Data on Opinion of Wind Power in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/symposium-gathers-data-opinion-wind-power-berkshires <p>A group of residents from Berkshire and Franklin Counties in Western Massachusetts are attending a day-long symposium on wind energy as part of a federally sponsored research project. WAMC&rsquo;s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>The eight-hour Western Massachusetts Wind Energy Symposium on the campus of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams is a national study being executed by staff from Macalaster College in St. Paul, Minnesota. The project is coordinated by Roopali Phadke, an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Macalaster.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:49:41 +0000 Lucas Willard 44084 at http://wamc.org Symposium Gathers Data on Opinion of Wind Power in Berkshires