Daily Archives: August 2, 2019

Electrifying Buildings with Jeff Byron

By Barry Cinnamon California was the first state to set aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Senate bill 32, AKA Cap and Trade, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. We are well on our way to meeting these goals, and happily a dozen other states are pursuing similar paths….

US Wind Farm Development Reaches Record High in Q2

By [email protected] The U.S. wind industry reached a new high water mark of development in the second quarter, new information shows. More than 200 projects are undergoing construction or late-stage development in 33 states, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Those projects add up to 41,801 megawatts of new…

Off the grid living at its finest!!!

Off the grid living at its finest!!! This home has a view to die for and much, much more! From the on demand generator to being per wired for solar with both 10 volt and 12 volt set up in the home. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with a loft has room for the…

MCE issues $1.3 million in incentives for net-metered rooftop solar systems

By Billy Ludt MCE is issuing cash outs totaling over $1.3 million to rooftop solar customers when they have produced more electricity than they used themselves. MCE’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program currently provides incentives for rooftop solar customers, including paying premium rates that compensate solar customers at the full retail rate plus an extra…

Fragile karst worries neighbors of proposed wind turbines #OH

By National Wind Watch YORK TOWNSHIP – To call Bellevue and its surrounding area Ohio’s sinkhole capitol is not too much of stretch. Sinkholes, disappearing streams, caves and springs are some of karst terrain’s signature features, and these geologic hazards can be found throughout eastern Sandusky and Seneca counties. So what will happen if these…

Wind farm east of Muskegon met with lawsuits, recall attempts #MI

By National Wind Watch MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A proposed wind farm project at the border of Muskegon and Kent counties continues to be the subject of sharp division between residents, their elected officials and the project’s developer. Two lawsuits have been filed against Casnovia Township since it approved a special use permit for the…

Farmersville Town Board to continue wind law discussions next week #NY

By National Wind Watch FARMERSVILLE – Members of the Farmersville Town Board reviewed a revised wind law during a special meeting Thursday attended mostly by Alle-Catt Wind Farm opponents. The revised law was distributed to board members at the July 15 board meeting by Town Attorney David DiMatteo. The roughly 50 residents who could not…

Town solar and wind law (almost) ready #NY

By National Wind Watch Town of Lansing Director of planning C.J. Randall conducted the first of two scheduled informational meetings Monday to fill in residents on a proposed Solar and Wind Energy local law. Randall says the law, which has been circulating since last year, is crafted to encourage solar farms, while protecting farmland in…

Signing wind turbine setback waivers not a good idea #OH

By National Wind Watch Many of the over 125 planned wind turbine locations in the projects proposed for our area are too close to neighbors to be legal. To remedy the situation the wind companies are trying to get those neighbors to sign “setback waivers” aka “good neighbor agreements” to allow the turbines to be…

Federal agencies, Vineyard Wind at odds over wind farm setup #MA #RI

By National Wind Watch All three federal agencies that weighed in on Vineyard Wind’s construction and operations plan have coalesced around the east-to-west orientation of the 84 wind turbines. The three agencies are supporting a distance of at least 1 mile between the turbines, which is a marked contrast to the company’s diagonal layout plan…

Hearings scheduled for input on Deer River Wind Farm #NY

By National Wind Watch LOWVILLE – Residents and other stakeholders can voice their thoughts on the Deer River Wind Farm at two hearings on Aug. 6 at the Lowville Academy and Central School District auditorium. Atlantic Wind, a subsidiary of developer Avangrid Renewables, plans to erect 25 wind turbines for its 101.4-megawatt project in the…

Lawmakers against climate protection measure #NY

By National Wind Watch During the privilege of the floor segment of the meeting, George Borrello, county executive, thanked the legislators for creating the motion. He said wind turbines are destroying the economy and would destroy the lake. He added that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green Energy Standard calling for more renewable energy is just partisan…

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