Resort town gets high-priced help to take aim at turbines #MD

By National Wind Watch Already targeted by an appropriations bill in Congress, two proposed wind energy projects off the coast of Maryland could face a sneak attack in the Free State’s upcoming legislative session. Officials in the resort town of Ocean City, Md., fearful that wind turbines will damage their lucrative tourist economy, have hired…

Activists attack Council over NIE dig at Neolithic chamber #NIR

By National Wind Watch Activists have been left furious as diggers continue working near a 6,000-year-old Neolithic site in Co Down despite legal instruction to halt a wind turbine project being issued to the local council. Ashleigh Coleman (33), from Friends of Knock Iveagh Action Group, said residents were horrified at the commencement of work…

Wind turbine planned for land at North-east farm #SCT

By National Wind Watch Proposals have been lodged for a new wind turbine. Plans submitted by Orenda Energy Solutions to Moray Council seek permission for the turbine on land at Mains of Pitlurg, in Keith. Planning documents state: “The proposed wind turbine for installation at Mains of Pitlurg Farm is the small to medium scale…

Bosch Introduces 48-Volt Battery For Hybrids

By James Ayre The prominent auto parts supplier Bosch has now introduced a new 48-volt battery product intended for use in hybrids, and designed to be easily integrated into new vehicle models Bosch Introduces 48-Volt Battery For Hybrids was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ |…

Invenergy VP slanders expert cited by activist #IA

By Wind Watch Highlight At a public hearing in Palo Alto County on October 5, Invenergy VP and lead attorney Mike Blazer claimed that real estate appraiser Mike McCann was currently subject to a license revocation proceeding. McCann, who has studied and reported on the effect of industrial-scale wind energy facilities on surrounding property values,…

County board OKs extension of wind turbine moratorium #MI

By National Wind Watch CORUNNA – Without discussion Thursday, the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners approved a proposal to extend a moratorium on wind projects in the county by six months. The proposal, which was discussed at length at Monday’s Economic and Physical Development Committee meeting, was approved by a 5-0 vote, with commissioners Brandon…

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