wind energy

New England News
4:44 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Kerry: Address Climate Change Before It's Too Late

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
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During a visit to a wind turbine testing center in Massachusetts Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the country and the world need to confront the threats of climate change while there's still time.

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New England News
5:47 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Conn. Supreme Court Backs Wind Energy Regulation

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The Connecticut Supreme Court has sided with a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponents of a wind power project.

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New England News
4:18 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Two Western Mass. Towns Pass Bylaws Restricting Wind Turbines

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Voters in the town of Peru, Massachusetts narrowly approved a bylaw banning industrial wind projects at a recent town meeting.

The bylaw prohibits the construction of wind turbines where more than half of the power generated would be sold off-site.  The bylaw was initiated by the group, Peru Concerned Citizens, which formed after developer Lightship Energy proposed building two 500-foot turbines in town. By a vote of 105 to 52, the measure exactly met the required two-thirds. Susan Masino is a member of PCC.

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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.
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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.
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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
12:44 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Addressing Berkshires' Energy Costs

People can learn more about energy saving programs and incentives at open houses like this one in North Adams City Hall.
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Businesses and individuals in Western Massachusetts are learning about a variety of options to address energy costs.

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

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Energy Bill Draws Critics

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Legislation that began as a proposed three-year moratorium on wind development in Vermont is drawing the ire of environmental and renewable energy advocates.

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North Country News
8:20 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Sanders Opposes State Moratorium on Big Wind

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Supporters of a call for a three-year moratorium on wind power projects in Vermont say the solution to global warming is to reduce the use of fossil fuels, not build industrial-scale wind projects on the state's ridgelines.

The group called Ridgeprotectors issued a statement Monday after U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders urged Vermont lawmakers not to impose the moratorium.

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