Daily Archives: March 11, 2016

New Eastern Ontario wind farms a betrayal, mayors near Ottawa say #ON

By National Wind Watch The Ontario government has betrayed rural municipalities by approving new wind farms in places that have explicitly voted against them, mayors say – including just east of Ottawa. “Since we declared ourselves unwilling hosts, we thought we had it made,” says François St. Amour, mayor of The Nation Municipality. “Because there…

No decision yet from zoning board on Wind 1 special permit #MA

By National Wind Watch No decision was made Saturday regarding the Town of Falmouth’s special permit application to continue operating Wind 1, one of two existing town-owned wind turbines, during a just under two-hour deliberation by the Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals. The deliberation followed a public hearing on the Town of Falmouth’s special permit…

Ruling on turbine complaints expected within two weeks #MA

By National Wind Watch A Barnstable Superior Court Judge is considering whether town leaders did enough to stop the construction of four wind turbines on the Bourne/Plymouth town line. The same judge, Gary A. Nickerson, is reviewing a request by the town to stop the turbines from going online until after the project proponents file…

Time to show wind developers the door #ME

By National Wind Watch Dear Editor: Your excellent editorial (“A wake-up call to Maine,” Feb. 11) deserves an addendum. Since the passage in 2008 of Governor Baldacci’s signature “expedited Wind Law,” ratepayers have been subjected to lies and deceit by his administration, the Legislature, utility executives and its regulators. A gigantic fraud has been perpetrated…

Renewable energy supporters hope to advance bill #NE

By National Wind Watch McCOOK, Neb. – Legislation attempting to remove restrictions placed on the development of wind energy in Nebraska appears to be stalled in committee, although an effort is underway to circumvent the usual path and advance the bill to a floor debate. The bill, LB824, intends to exempt privately developed renewable energy…

Last ditch attempt to block wind farm plan #SCT

By National Wind Watch An international conservation body has made a last-minute appeal to Scottish Ministers to reject the planned Strathy South wind farm, warning it could prevent the area from being designated as a World Heritage site. But the intervention by the International Mire Conservation Group (IMCG), has triggered a clash involving RSPB Scotland…

New analysis of SWiFT site atmospheric characterization

By Paul Dvorak U.S. wind energy installations are growing in both size and number, representing a greater portion of U.S. energy production. To understand the impacts of these complex flow environments on wind turbine operations, the Scaled Wind Farm Technologies (SWiFT) facility was established for experimental study of turbine-turbine wake interactions. Turbine spacing and atmospheric…

Electric GT World Series Will Feature Tesla Model S P85+

By Steve Hanley Originally published on Gas2. A new electric car racing series was announced this week. The brainchild of Spanish racing driver Agustin Payá, the Electric GT World Series will be patterned after Formula E, the racing series for electric open wheel race cars. The new series has already won support from the FIA,…

Norway To Invest Almost $1 Billion In Bicycle Infrastructure

By Steve Hanley Originally published on Gas2. For a country with only 5,000,000 inhabitants, Norway is proposing to invest an incredible amount of money in upgrading its bicycle commuting infrastructure. As part of a plan announced last week, the country will invest $923 million to create 10 broad, two lane, cross country bicycle highways in…

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