wind energy

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
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.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

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

Energy Bill Draws Critics

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

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

Credit WAMC

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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North Country News
6:20 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Wind Tax Credit Approved as Part of Fiscal Cliff Vote

The recently passed fiscal cliff legislation included a one year extension of a wind tax credit, a welcome move for developers in Vermont.  The credit is being renewed at the same time that a pair of state senators are calling for a moratorium on wind development.

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WAMC News
8:00 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

US to sell wind energy leases off 3 states

The federal government says it plans to sell leases for wind farms off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia, marking the first time it has sold competitive leases for wind energy on the outer continental shelf.

The Department of Interior and its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Friday said the leases for two areas totaling more than 430 square miles would be sold next year.

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