Posts Tagged ‘ wind ’

CT lacks power in burgeoning wind industry

Jun 24th, 2014 | By

Wind power will play an increasing role in the U.S., likely supplying more than a third of the nation’s energy needs by 2050, according to a new analysis being readied by the federal Department of Energy, but Connecticut isn’t likely to be a major industry player. Click for more from the Hartford Business Journal.

Connecticut moratorium stalls wind power proposal

Mar 30th, 2014 | By

As Connecticut moves on several fronts to diversify its supply of energy, proposals for wind power have stalled as state lawmakers struggle to reach agreement on rules for turbine locations, shadows created by spinning blades and other details.

In Supreme Court Challenge To Colebrook Project, Lawyers Argue About Wind

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

Is wind a fuel? That question consumed much of the arguments Friday at the Connecticut Supreme Court during its consideration of a challenge to the controversial construction of two wind farms in Colebrook by BNE Energy. The answer to this largely procedural question has the power to slow or stop construction of the wind farm.

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Wind Siting Regulations Will Help Secure Connecticut’s Clean Energy Future

Nov 26th, 2013 | By

by Peter Rothstein, president of the New England Clean Energy Council When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection finalized its comprehensive energy strategy earlier this year, they set Connecticut on a direct path to a cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable energy. The strategy stands to reduce energy costs

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‘Wind Energy for a Cleaner America II’ Identifies Growth Opportunities for Wind Energy

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

Regional environmental groups have released a report highlighting a potential for growth in wind energy. The report titled “Wind Energy for a Cleaner America II” takes a look at development of wind energy across the country over the past five years and predicts potential growth for the next five years. Since 2007, the nation’s wind

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CT banned wind turbines since 2011

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By

Connecticut discretely has banned new wind turbine developments, which has delayed projects and chilled the clean energy industry to the state, officials say.

Letter: Time to wake up when it comes to wind turbines

May 30th, 2013 | By
A wind turbine looms over a local shopping district in Fairhaven, Mass. (photo: cjzurcher)

When it comes to the giant noisemakers, only one thing really matters and that is the setback, or distance from the turbine to a neighboring property line. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from Citizen’s News.

Renewables Electricity Capacity in US Now Greater than Nuclear and Oil Combined

Dec 6th, 2012 | By

Renewable energy sources accounted for 41.14 percent of new electrical generating capacity installed in October and 46.22 percent for the first 10 months of 2012, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects.

Mass. Gov. celebrates wind energy farm

Dec 4th, 2012 | By

Massachusetts’ largest wind energy farm is nearing completion. Gov. Deval Patrick and state Energy and state energy officials on Monday visited the 19-turbine Hoosac Wind Power project in the western Massachusetts towns of Florida and Monroe. For more on this story, visit: Mass. Gov. celebrates wind energy farm – Connecticut Post.

Maine rejects 14-turbine Passadumkeag wind farm citing ‘scenery’

Nov 12th, 2012 | By

GRAND FALLS TOWNSHIP, Maine AP — Maine’s environmental commissioner has accepted a recommendation to reject an application to build a 14-turbine wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain in Penobscot County. The Department of Environmental Protection’s recommendation went to DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho. The DEP staff said the proposed windmills would mar the region’s scenery. For more

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3 turbines to get test spin in Providence

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

After eight months of standing idle, the most prominent wind turbines in Rhode Island are about to start spinning.

Wind Farm Opponents Lose Cases In Colebrook

Oct 9th, 2012 | By

Opponents of the planned wind farms in Colebrook have lost their case in state Superior Court, as a judge said their claims that the six turbines, as tall as a 40-story building, would not unduly hurt the environment or harm the neighbors. For more on this story, visit: Wind Farm Opponents Lose Cases In Colebrook

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Superior Court judge OKs Conn. wind power farm

Oct 4th, 2012 | By

New Britain Superior Court Judge Henry Cohn has rejected opponents’ claims that the six turbines proposed for Colebrook would unduly hurt the environment or harm neighbors.

37,400 clean energy jobs announced in second quarter, but PTC threat already slowing wind industry

Aug 17th, 2012 | By

As many as 37,409 jobs could be created from the more than 70 major clean energy projects announced across the United States during the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest quarterly Clean Energy Jobs Roundup from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the national group of business leaders who advocate for sound economic and environmental policies.

UN chief calls for stepped up action by governments, private sector to boost clean energy

Jan 17th, 2012 | By

16 January 2012 – As the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All kicked off today, United Nations officials called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables. Globally, one person in five still lacks access to modern electricity and twice that

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GE’s Immelt worries U.S. not leading on renewables

Nov 4th, 2011 | By

General Electric Co’s Jeff Immelt worries the United States may lose ground to China in the renewable energy sector because it is not prepared to invest in solar, wind and other technologies on the same scale. But the chief executive of the largest U.S. conglomerate said his company remains undaunted and will continue to work

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Fairfield, CT-based GE Invests in 20-Megawatt Solar Greenhouse Project in Italy

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

Upon reading this story, doesn’t one have to wonder where the heck the U.S. is in all this? Something just makes me feel we’re a little behind the times. Anyone else have any thoughts? General Electric Co., the world’s biggest maker of power-generating equipment, invested $58 million to build a greenhouse on the Italian island

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North American Power launches wind energy offering

Jul 31st, 2011 | By

A South Norwalk electricity supplier is betting that Americans are willing to spend a little more for the electricity they use if it comes from a renewable source. Click on this environmental headline for more information about South Norwalk-based North American Wind Power’s latest investment!

Koch brothers declare war on offshore wind

Jul 17th, 2011 | By

The war over America’s coastal-energy future has officially begun, and the result could determine whether we see wind turbines or catastrophic oil spills along our coastlines in coming years, Grist reports.

Student revisits the feasibility of wind energy at ConnCollege campus

May 3rd, 2011 | By

Senior Michael Marshall has explored the feasibility of wind-generated power on the ConnCollege campus. He presented his research to a small but engrossed audience in Olin on the afternoon of April 29.