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.

Voters To Decide On Wind Project.

Canvassers from the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group turned over 400 signatures to Clerk Brian Jentoft on Friday November 13, 2018 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Mining Gazette L’ANSE TOWNSHIP — Canvassers from the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group turned over 400 signatures to Clerk Brian Jentoft on Friday. UPDATE: Final … Continue reading Voters To Decide On Wind Project.

Less Demand, Not Renewables, Behind Dropping CO2 Emissions from Electrical Generation.

 Plunging Emissions Mostly Not Spurred By Natural Gas Nor Renewables, U.S. Government Finds Oct 29, 2018, | Jeff McMahon, Chicago | Forbes Carbon-dioxide emissions from electricity generation fell last year to their lowest level since 1987, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported today, and the strongest driver is neither the shift from coal to natural gas … Continue reading Less Demand, Not Renewables, Behind Dropping CO2 Emissions from Electrical Generation.

Township Planning Commission Allowing RES to Write the Zoning.

The second Zoning change made without without benefit of the State required public hearing. The first was including lower blade clearances. The Initial Hearing notice for one public meeting did not include the additional changes, therefore was not sufficient for meeting legal requirements. Township panel allows setback waiver for proposed wind farm OCT 25, 2018 … Continue reading Township Planning Commission Allowing RES to Write the Zoning.

Industrial Wind Turbines 25% Property Value Decline

Industrial Wind Turbines May Result in $27 Million Property Value Decline OCT 22, 2018 | Deb Hay, Resident-Seneca County| The Advertiser-Tribune LETTER TO THE EDITOR For every flawed study the Big Wind industry presents with no real loss of property value resulting from massive turbines, there are 10 more studies indicating that is definitely not … Continue reading Industrial Wind Turbines 25% Property Value Decline

It gets messy when clean energy plays dirty

It gets messy when clean energy plays dirty SEP 29, 2018 | Matt Markey | Toledo Blade NEW RIEGEL, Ohio — Then the sludge barrel is opened, and the spin machine is set to turbo. Commissioner Mike Kerschner, a Republican who opposes the current arrangement with wind energy companies, then gets blasted by the pair … Continue reading It gets messy when clean energy plays dirty