Residents who want a Cape Cod town’s wind turbines torn down said Wednesday that a major setback a day earlier won’t end efforts to remove machines they consider health hazards. For more on this story, visit: Fight not over for Mass. turbine foes – Connecticut Post.
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Environment Connecticut has released a report that shows that New England’s current power generation from wind energy avoids 720 tons of smog-causing and 1,370 tons of soot pollution annually, a significant benefit for public health in Connecticut, a state heavily affected by air pollution.
The report outlines how today’s wind energy in New England is delivering results for the environment and for public health. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.
A new, 19-turbine wind farm that has the capacity to supply the equivalent energy needs of 18,000 homes has been completed, developer First Wind said Wednesday. The Boston-based company said its 34-megawatt Bull Hill project, located in Hancock County on the ridges of Bull Hill and Heifer Hill about 15 miles northeast of Ellsworth, has
By Kirsten Schnackenberg Windy days on the Atlantic should be used for more than just sailing and flying kites, environmentalists say.A report by the National Wildlife Federation released last week recommended the construction of offshore wind turbines along the coast of Connecticut and 13 other East Coast states. Currently, the United States does not have
NEW BRITAIN — Just over one year before Tuesday’s meeting at the Connecticut Siting Council headquarters, the council signed off on two proposed wind turbine installations in Colebrook. On July 24, most of the players in the battle over those turbines reconvened at the council’s offices to discuss proposed regulations for future turbines. For more
The company is competing with Cape Wind in Massachusetts to be the nation’s first offshore wind project. Cape Wind’s project, having withstood a decade of high-profile opposition, is the subject of hearings by Massachusetts utility regulators this month.
Tool to Determine Solar and Wind Energy Potential of Contaminated Sites · Environmental Management & Energy NewsApr 30th, 2012 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Companies have a new way to determine the feasibility of on-site renewable energy, after the EPA launched a tool to test vacant and contaminated land for solar and wind energy potential. The alternative energy “decision trees,” developed by the EPA and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), give landowners, communities and
GE Energy Financial Services will invest $50 million and Greenko $65 million to create 500 megawatts of wind projects, enough to power 875,000 Indian homes, according to a statement on GE’s website.
The U.S. Department of Energy has set a goal that wind will generate 20 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030.
Regardless of what the wind industry would like us to believe, property values are impacted by nearby industrial wind turbines. Wind proponents insist that property values are not impacted by wind turbines; they argue there will always be a buyer; it is simply a matter of taste.
BNE Energy, which has been facing opposition from local residents to its proposed wind farms may have cut down 2.3 acres of trees in a state forest.
Some small wind turbine projects are envisioned in various places in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Siting Council, best known for deciding where cell towers are placed, is about to tackle its first wind-power proposal, one that has already generated considerable controversy in Prospect.
Yale made international headlines in 2005 when it announced an ambitious goal for cutting carbon output. Now, the news blog of the Yale Alumni Magazine — which is editorially independent — takes a look at what the university has and has not accomplished.