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In December 2017, Theresa May even sent a victorious tweet about the UK's climate leadership, alongside an image of an onshore wind farm. But for those of us paying attention, this was a curious choice: May's government has effectively banned onshore wind farms in England. In 2015, seeking to shore ...
His family would soon start on a journey to become builders and owners of wind farms in Puerto Rico and later the mainland U.S.. When he first looked for investment opportunities, in 2007, he discovered why wind farm ownership was the province of utilities: The education process takes years.

No question in my mind, I would much rather have a wind farm in my backyard helping us achieve these goals. Probably the most memorable part of a recent business trip to Europe was the train ride from Paris to Switzerland and seeing how well the wind turbines blended into the landscape. This “not in ...
Hopkinton's town board said "yes" Thursday night to a new law that regulates wind turbine projects. The law passed 4 to 0. Town council member Gilbert Sochia was absent for last night's vote. The new law says wind turbines will have to stay 2,500 feet away from a neighbor's property line. There's also a ...
"Our findings show that China's underperformance is also driven by suboptimal turbine model selection (31% of the gap), wind farm siting (23% of the gap), and turbine hub heights (6% of the gap) – factors that have received less attention in the literature and, crucially, are locked-in for the lifetime of wind ...
The US Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to eleQtra Limitada for a study to assess the feasibility of building a 120MW wind farm in the Namaacha District in southern Mozambique. EleQtra selected WorleyParsons Group, based in Houston, to conduct the feasibility study. Lauren Thomas ...

Canadian developer Innergex Renewable Energy has commissioned the 200MW Flat Top wind farm in Texas, its second in the US, as it builds on its momentum south of the border out of its recent acquisition of rival developer Alterra Power. Quebec-based Innergex closed on its C$1.1bn ($850m) ...
... to the local townships for construction and operation of the wind farm. However, two of the townships, Almer and Ellington, denied the permits and enacted one year moratoriums on the construction of wind farms. According to Tuscola, its permits were blocked by newly elected members of the Townships' ...
The Green Investment Group's 25% acquisition increases its existing stake in the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm, that is held as part of a consortium with ... “In order to achieve that ambition, Marubeni is keen to deploy the skills and knowledge we gained from our investments in offshore wind farms, ...
New blades and technology updates have completely "revitalized" two Leeward Energy wind farms near Sweetwater, Texas, saving the company money and allowing the farm to generate more energy, said Leeward CEO Greg Wolf. "In a sense, we have a whole new wind farm," he said.
A standing-room crowd that spilled out through the back door of the Reno Commission chambers Tuesday morning learned that the potential construction of a 220-megawatt wind farm in southeast Reno County is at least 16 months away, with a likely two years before it goes online. About a half-dozen ...
The new entity will construct a 600,000kW wind farm off Changhua County on the island's west coast. The project's total costs are estimated at about $3.78 billion. Offshore wind farms have taken root in some parts of Europe that have shallow seas along the coast and enjoy stable winds all year long.
FREEDOM — A crowd of 50 to 60 people turned out for public hearing in the town of Freedom to sound off on the proposed 107-turbine Alle-Catt Wind Farm project at Monday's meeting. Town Supervisor Randy Lester told the group of residents in the town highway department building that most of the ...
Legally, Russian wind farms must include 65% local content, and 44% of turbine materials must be sourced locally, according to RAWI. ... To date, Russia has only one commercial-scale wind farm in operation: Finnish developer Fortum's 35MW Ulyanovsk project near the city of the same name, about ...
The property owner told him they appreciate what the county has been doing in terms of working with wind farm representatives. Last week, County Administrator Brad Homman reported that the recycling contractor working with the wind farm had leased the former Hope landfill as a temporary office.
LOWVILLE — Developers of the Number Three Wind Farm will need to address a laundry list of issues with the application before the project can undergo a ... It also seeks information on possible cumulative effects with neighboring wind farms and the status of consultations with the Fort Drum Mitigation ...
(AP) - A Minnesota company plans to build an 80-megawatt wind farm in central Montana that would provide power to NorthWestern Energy customers. ... six wind energy facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon and Pennsylvania and last year announced it will build a 106-megawatt wind farm in North Dakota.

(AP) — A Minnesota company plans to build an 80-megawatt wind farm in central Montana that would provide power to NorthWestern Energy customers. ALLETE Clean Energy announced this week that construction is expected to start this year on the South Peak project. It's scheduled to go online in late ...
The electricity from a wind farm can be sold to a company or utility located in a neighboring state. "Local businesses benefit from wind farms, landowners benefit from lease payments, and local young people can stay in the neighborhood and have very good job opportunities," said the college instructor.
... the nation's first ocean-based wind farm also has exposed what fishermen say are serious threats to them caused by scattering massive metal shafts and snaking underwater cables across prime fishing grounds. With state officials poised to announce the winners of bids to develop much larger wind farms ...
Allete's 15-year purchase agreement with NorthWestern is one of the first for a wind farm under new contract lengths established by the Montana Public Service Commission. The PSC shortened contracts last fall, arguing that longer contracts by utilities had resulted in consumers paying higher than market ...
Less than a year after plans were dropped for a controversial wind farm near Searchlight, an even larger and more contentious project in the same area is advancing through the permitting process. The Bureau of Land Management has agreed to conduct an environmental review of a Swedish developer's ...
The Hywind wind farm is the world's first floating wind farm, located about 15 miles off the coast of Scotland. Unlike other offshore wind farms, Hywind isn't anchored to the seafloor. Instead, Hywind relies on buoys and anchors to stay afloat even in high winds or waves. This makes floating wind farms like ...
MACOMB — The McDonough County Board's road and bridge committee voted Thursday to recommend approval of an agreement to hire an attorney to draw up a contract for road use in constructing wind turbines on area farmland. County Engineer Rick Walker said McDonough and Warren County, ...
Pages 6 and 7 provide general references to state and local laws governing permits, authorizations, existing rules for height limitations and setbacks for wind farms. Three maps are included depicting the 67,000-acre project area and a surrounding 5-mile study area, a two-page preliminary layout of the ...
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Thursday ordered owner Wisconsin Power and Light to "show cause" why its permit for the Bent Tree wind farm northwest of Albert Lea, Minn., shouldn't be suspended or revoked. It's the first time the PUC has issued such a "show cause" order to an ...
ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) announced its plan to sell the 48-megawatt phase two of the Thunder Spirit wind farm near Hettinger, ND, to Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU). The approximately $85 million sale is expected to close when ALLETE Clean Energy's development of the site, scheduled to begin in ...
Montana-Dakota Utilities will buy the 48-megawatt phase two of the Thunder Spirit wind farm for $85 million. Construction is set to begin in May and should wrap up this year, Allete Clean Energy said in a news release. MDU originally planned to purchase power from the wind farm expansion but found that ...
Prevailing Winds LLC, a group of investors, developed the wind farm before selling it to sPower — which stands for Sustainable Power Group — last October. The proposed 200-megawatt project in the Avon-Tripp area would be located in Charles Mix, Hutchinson and Bon Homme counties. In announcing ...
But more than half of the wind farm can't be built because the Air Force uses the area for low-altitude flight training. One-hundred and fourteen wind turbines were ... The wind farm would also have created 300 jobs, many in construction, and Dunn said this cuts into half of those, too. He added that there are ...
Statoil recently announced that its pioneering offshore floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, achieved an astounding 65 percent capacity factor from November through January. Not only does this far surpass onshore wind farms -- the United States' wind fleet enjoyed an average capacity factor of about 37 ...
Waypoint Leasing, a global firm that claims to be the world's largest independent helicopter leasing company, has identified offshore wind farms as a growth opportunity for the helicopter market. Although ... To read the full R&WI story, see: “Where in the World Are There Offshore Wind Farm Opportunities?”.
Enel Green Power has started construction on the Diamond Vista 300 megawatt wind farm in Marion and Dickinson counties in Kansas. “The start of construction of Diamond Vista, which follows a record year of growth in 2017 for Enel Green Power in the U.S., sends a strong message about our ability to ...
FILE--In this Oct. 18, 2015, file photo, pump jacks and wind turbines are visible inside of a cotton field near Lamesa, Texas. Xcel Energy has reached an agreement with cotton ginners, rural electric cooperatives and others as it looks for regulatory approval to build two massive wind farms along the ...
Board member Paul Segobiano was vocal in his support of the wind farms, and reasoned if the ZBA voted unanimously to approve the proposal, the County Board should respect its judgment. “Seven hearings, 30 hours of sworn testimony, that committee took two-and-a-half hours to deliberate that ...
An antelope stands on the prairie against the backdrop of a Rocky Mountain Power wind farm this summer near Medicine Bow. ... Vision 2020 plan last April, which included a 140-mile leg of the Gateway West transmission line and equipment upgrades of the company's existing Wyoming wind farms.
As wind farms have multiplied in Minnesota and the Great Plains, they have churned out an increasing amount of clean energy — and revenue for farmers who lease land for turbines. But some wind farm neighbors have become more vocal in their concern about the environmental effects of the big blades ...
The American Wind Energy Association and the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), based at the University of Delaware, have released a video that features underwater footage of fish feeding at America's first offshore wind farm and testimonials from local recreational fishermen and charter captains ...
Now, with its first quarter of energy production under its belt (and the prospect of new, larger floating wind farms in development), folks have been anxiously awaiting some actual data on energy production. According to a report over at Business Green, the early data is exceedingly good—with the project ...
Preliminary data from a multi-year study commissioned by Deepwater Wind suggests fish and lobster numbers have not changed significantly with the introduction of the wind farm, said Aileen Kenney, the company's vice president for permitting and environmental affairs. "We have not seen a statistical increase or decrease ...
The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm in the water off Block Island, R. I., in 2016. ... Initially, the cost of offshore wind farms will be 45 percent more than those built in Europe, partly because much of the equipment will have to be imported, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The viability of any ...
However, concerns about large-scale wind farm development include potential negative impacts on nearby residents, tourism and wildlife. Questions include: • Do wind farms enhance or detract from tourism? Answer: It depends on the context. Some studies have found that proposed wind farms affect ...
As wind farms have multiplied in Minnesota and the Great Plains, they have churned out an increasing amount of clean energy — and revenue for farmers who lease land for turbines. But some wind farm neighbors have become more vocal in their concern about the environmental effects of the big blades ...
People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as “bird choppers”. And claims of dangers to iconic or rare birds, especially raptors, have attracted a lot of attention. Wind turbine blades do indeed kill birds and bats, but their contribution to ...
On Feb. 6 the Regulatory Commission of Alaska issued an order declaring that a proposed wind farm development at Delta Junction is uneconomic and requiring Fairbanks-based Golden Valley Electric Association to withdraw its proposed tariff for the farm. In a different development, Cook Inlet Region Inc.
However, concerns about large-scale wind farm development include potential negative impacts on nearby residents, tourism and wildlife. Questions include: • Do wind farms enhance or detract from tourism? Answer: It depends on the context. Some studies have found that proposed wind farms affect ...
A Houma company that builds offshore platforms for oil and gas extraction has expanded into the renewable energy market. The company, Gulf Island Fabrication, built steel frames for a wind farm off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, according to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. Like many ...
The US Wind letter to the Mayor and Council does not specifically mention the town's reliance on a North Carolina State University study that indicated visible offshore wind farms may have a significant negative economic impact to property values and rental rates in mid-Atlantic resort communities.
Statoil sees "great potential" to build more floating wind farms on top of waters around 200 feet in depth, even in areas with extreme environments and weather conditions. In October, the Hywind survived Hurricane Ophelia's 77 mph winds. It then faced even stronger winds in December, with Storm ...
Although wind energy firms have emphasized the millions of dollars in tax revenues wind farms would bring to the counties and municipalities, along with the state, non-participating landowners want the commission to consider the negative impact such wind farms may have to non-participants living near ...


 

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