Daily Archives: December 31, 2015

Spark Fund and Green Lumens Launch Zero-Down LED Program

By Kyle Field LEDs-as-a-Service? I know what you might be saying – it seems like everything has an “as-a-service” model these days – is this for real? Yes indeed and we have all the details on how it’s setup and why it might actually make sense to do for many commercial and industrial Read Full…

Oklahoma taxpayers react to wind energy tax increase #OK

By National Wind Watch OKLAHOMA – “A tax is a tax, if Oklahomans are only getting a portion of the energy that’s using, I mean making, I don’t see how there’s a benefit,” Oklahoma tax payer, Kelly Eakin says. Although wind energy is a cleaner source of energy, Kelly Eakin says he doesn’t feel Read…

Stark County residents unhappy about wind farm approval #ND

By National Wind Watch Many people don’t like wind farms anywhere near their property. Stark County’s Commission and the Planning and Zoning Board approved NextEra’s 87-turbine wind project last week. And they say there a some hurt feelings. Commissioners say the choice for green energy was one of the most difficult decisions they’ve made. Read…

Zoning board denies wind turbines applications #IL

By National Wind Watch After 40 days of hearings, the Bureau County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) recommended denial of all of the 127 applications of Walnut Ridge Wind LLC (WRW) to build industrial wind turbines. The ZBA considered the testimony of dozens of witnesses and experts on the impacts of such turbines. Six Read…

Clean energy, not so much #DE

By National Wind Watch Eugene Robinson claims that “a new clean-energy economy is . . . taking shape.” In reality, “clean energy companies” continue to disappoint investors. “Clean energy companies” cannot compete on the strength of their expensive, unreliable power, so they seek out governmental favors. At the behest of industry lobbyists and environmental Read…

Nelson wind turbine plan thrown out #ENG

By National Wind Watch Campaigners have won their fight to stop a wind turbine being built in the countryside above Nelson. The developers DC21, of Huddersfield, wanted to put a wind turbine on land off Back Lane, in Southfield, but the proposal was turned down by the Nelson area committee. The firm took the Read…

Year ahead set to be ‘major challenge for renewables’ #GBR #ENG

By National Wind Watch It has been a momentous and controversial year for energy and the environment, culminating with a global deal to reduce carbon emissions. Nationally, since coming to power, the Government has taken a sledgehammer to the renewable energy policy. Freed from the “green” instincts of the Lib Dems during the Coalition, Read…

Group loses bid against minister’s OK of Greenfield wind project #NS

By National Wind Watch A community group’s appeal of a permit for a wind project in Colchester County has been rejected. The Friends of Harmony/Camden, Greenfield and Surrounding Areas were appealing the provincial energy minister’s approval in November 2014 of a two-turbine, 3.2-megawatt wind project in Greenfield, Colchester County, via the now-defunct Community Feed-In Read…

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