Posts Tagged ‘ wind energy ’

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.

Op-ed: Proposed wind project regs give CT a chance to lead

Apr 19th, 2014 | By
A wind turbine seen on the campus of Connecticut College.

Connecticut lawmakers Tuesday have the opportunity to clear a major roadblock standing in the way of the state’s clean energy future by approving wind siting regulations that will set permitting standards for wind generators and remove a ban on wind energy projects that is detracting from Connecticut’s leadership on energy policy.

‘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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Fight not over for Mass. turbine foes

Apr 11th, 2013 | By

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.

Connecticut Reaps Public Health Benefits from Wind Energy: Environment Connecticut

Nov 28th, 2012 | By

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.

New Maine wind farm turns on the juice

Nov 14th, 2012 | By

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

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Report recommends coastal wind turbines

Sep 20th, 2012 | By

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

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Connecticut Siting Council tackling regulations for future wind turbines (w/video)

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

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

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Wind farm controversy buffets tiny Block Island

May 30th, 2012 | By

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 News

Apr 30th, 2012 | By

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

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GE, Greenko Plan $115 Million Investment in India Wind Farms

Oct 10th, 2011 | By

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.

Wind supplies 20% of Iowa electricity

Aug 16th, 2011 | By

The U.S. Department of Energy has set a goal that wind will generate 20 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030.

A letter writer in Litchfield County believes wind turbines affect property values

May 5th, 2011 | By

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, already facing opposition, may have chopped trees in state forest

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

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.

LETTER: Prospect should welcome green energy

Dec 19th, 2010 | By

Some small wind turbine projects are envisioned in various places in Connecticut.

Siting council steps cautiously into wind decision

Nov 28th, 2010 | By

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 Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions’ — three years ago

Oct 21st, 2010 | By

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.