hoosac wind project

New England News
12:30 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Report Finds Hoosac Turbines Out of Compliance

Iberdrola Renewables owns and operates 19 turbines as part of the Hoosac Wind Project.
Credit Michael Fairneny

Studies done earlier this year show noise levels coming from wind turbines at the Hoosac Wind Project in northwestern Massachusetts were out of compliance with state regulations. People living in the area have complained of adverse health impacts since the turbines began spinning in 2012.

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New England News
12:43 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Berkshire Residents Urge Local Control Of Wind Projects

Officials from the MA Dept. of Public Utilities heard residents' concerns about maintaining local control over wind siting practices at Berkshire Community College Monday night.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Nearly 100 Berkshire residents turned out in Pittsfield Monday night to voice their disapproval of industrial wind farms in their backyards.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Concerns Continue Over Hoosac Wind

Iberdrola Renewables owns and operates 19 turbines as part of the Hoosac Wind Project.
Credit Michael Fairneny

Massachusetts residents living near a wind turbine farm in the Northern Berkshires are once again expressing concerns about noise pollution.

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New England News
3:36 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Report Identifies Growth Opportunities for Wind Energy

Barrow Offshore Wind Farm off Whaley Island in the Irish Sea near England completed in 2006.
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Regional environmental groups have released a report highlighting a potential for growth in wind energy.

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New England News
2:52 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

National Study Finds No Evidence of Wind Turbines Affecting Property Value

Iberdrola Renewables owns and operates 19 turbines as part of the Hoosac Wind Project.
Credit Credit Michael Fairneny

A recent national study finds that wind turbines have no effect on property values. But some western Massachusetts residents disagree.

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New England News
7:44 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Voters In Berkshire Town Defeat Amendments To Wind Turbine Bylaw

Voters in a small Berkshire County community earlier this week voted against a proposal that many some are arguing would open the town up for more wind energy development. The move comes at a time when more small Western Massachusetts towns are planning for their futures with wind energy in mind.

At a special town meeting Monday evening in the small Berkshire County town of Peru, voters rejected a proposed bylaw amendment that would have raised the noise threshold for wind turbines operating in the town.

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New England News
2:31 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Noise Complaints Filed Against Hoosac Wind Project

Credit Michael Fairneny

Massachusetts residents living near a recently completed large-scale industrial wind farm in the Northern Berkshires have filed noise complaints to state officials.

This week a group of concerned residents called the Friends of Florida and Monroe met to communicate their experiences of living near the so-called Hoosac Wind Project, a 19-turbine wind farm owned and operated by Iberdrola Renewables in the Berkshire County town of Florida and neighboring Franklin County Town of Monroe.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Massachusetts Gov. Sees Opening of Berkshire Wind Farm

Governor Deval Patrick celebrates the opening of the Hoosac Wind Power Project
Lucas Willard WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick joined state and local officials in the Northern Berkshires to mark the opening of the largest on-shore wind project in the Commonwealth. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

The Hoosac Wind Project, a 19-turbine industrial wind farm located in the Berkshire towns of Florida and Monroe was celebrated by state and local officials, General Electric, Iberdrola Renewables, and Governor Deval Patrick.

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