US Wind Player “RES Americas” Warns of Impending Supply Bottlenecks as PTC Disappears

 RES’ supply-chain concerns confirm recent report findings from Wood Mackenzie. FEBRUARY 01, 2019 |JASON DEIGN | greentechmedia.com There's a race to complete wind plants before the PTC runs out. Renewable energy developer RES has warned of U.S. wind project supply chain challenges as the federal Production Tax Credit comes to an end in 2020. “The largest … Continue reading US Wind Player “RES Americas” Warns of Impending Supply Bottlenecks as PTC Disappears

Vote NO! The L’Anse Township Board approved ballot language for a referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines.

Wind vote scheduled for May 7 JAN 11, 2019 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Daily Mining Gazette L’ANSE — The L’Anse Township Board approved ballot language Wednesday for a referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines. Township Supervisor Peter Magaraggia said the township’s legal council told him the vote needs to take place on May 7, … Continue reading Vote NO! The L’Anse Township Board approved ballot language for a referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines.

Local 49 rally against RES Americas, “bait-and-switch” with Minnesota workers.

Local 49 Rally Against Outsourcing Jobs, PUC Decides to Table Decision on Bitter Root Wind Energy Project 2018 | IUOE Local 49, Minnesota Local 49 as well as a coalition of labor unions and clean energy advocates prevailed today as the Minnesota Public Utilities commission (PUC) voted unanimously to place the site permit decision on … Continue reading Local 49 rally against RES Americas, “bait-and-switch” with Minnesota workers.

Controversies persist after wind projects are operating.

DEC 9, 2018 | JO WARD | Post Journal ARKWRIGHT — Opinions are mixed about the windtowers now operating in Arkwright. “The windmills are producing power at the highest capacity that EDPR has in all of its windmill projects,” Arkwright Supervisor Fred Norton stated at the town board’s regular November meeting. “They’re very pleased with it.” According … Continue reading Controversies persist after wind projects are operating.

RES Wind project vote postponed opponents cite practice of hiring out of state non-union workers.

Regulators table Canby area wind farm over labor concerns Union said developer of Bitter Root project relies on out-of-state labor. DECEMBER 6, 2018 | Mike Hughlett | Star Tribune State utility regulators postponed a vote to approve a western Minnesota wind farm Thursday after construction unions criticized the project’s nonunion builder for primarily hiring out-of-state … Continue reading RES Wind project vote postponed opponents cite practice of hiring out of state non-union workers.

L’Anse wind project gets zone change

After referendum petitions were filed and certified, Township board continued to vote on Zoning changes. On Monday, the L’Anse Township Board passed new zoning ordinance changes concerning wind turbine setbacks. NOV 14, 2018 | JOSHUA VISSERS| The Mining Gazette L’ANSE — Zoning ordinance changes concerning wind turbines dominated the discussion Monday at a meeting of … Continue reading L’Anse wind project gets zone change

Residents divided over wind energy plan for ‘pristine Upper Peninsula wilderness’

November 2, 2018 | Andy Balaskovitz | energynews.us While wind energy is seeing pushback in other parts of Michigan, a project in the Upper Peninsula — largely benefiting a single landowner — could prove even more challenging. Supporters say the 130 megawatt project near Lake Superior could bring badly needed tax revenue to the rural area, while opponents … Continue reading Residents divided over wind energy plan for ‘pristine Upper Peninsula wilderness’

Video – Terracon Survey work near Mount Arvon

October 27, 2018 Terracon is a company that checks the ground to see if it will support heavy cement and turbines, They are working around Mount Arvon, and throughout The Huron Mountains and Michigamme Highlands. Before the project is approved, or has any permits large machines are tearing up rain saturated ground and roads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn6KTG4W1r8&fbclid=IwAR0fjkdTXDaFDEiRhy9laMrX3zpAUz1KCb5RW0ouBezW8fDPFufhOzOBNxc