Who’ll stop the wind?

Jan 10th, 2011 | By

The Town Council in Prospect has endorsed a resolution that calls for state legislators to place a moratorium on wind energy projects until state minimum standards are created.

Colebrook wind power foes say it’s not ‘NIMBY’

Jan 9th, 2011 | By

FairWindCT’s opposition to the proposed wind farms straddling Route 44 does not, according to president Joyce Hemingson, stem from just their location.

The Struggle to Implement Offshore Wind Farms

Jan 6th, 2011 | By

A decade from now, the Cape Wind saga may be remembered as the labor pain that helped birth a new industry. Although the U.S. boasts more installed onshore wind capacity than any other country, the nation lags in the offshore arena.

Wanted: Buyer for controversial Cape Wind energy

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

BOSTON — Cape Wind has outlasted a decade of government review, a slew of court brawls and fierce opposition from mariners, fishermen, Indian tribes and Kennedys just to win the right to sell its wind-fueled electricity. Now, all it needs are customers. Last month, the nation’s first offshore wind farm nailed down its first buyer

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Push for turbines in Conn. hampered by a lack of … wind; Rep-Am says CT not the place for it

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

Energy experts, legislators and power companies in Connecticut are not rushing to embrace wind power. Skeptics say Connecticut simply isn’t windy enough.

Neighbors resist plan for Colebrook wind farm

Dec 29th, 2010 | By

BNE Energy’s plan to build a wind farm in rural Colebrook is running into strong opposition by some residents.

LETTER: Prospect should welcome green energy

Dec 19th, 2010 | By

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

New report calls for wind-power projects along the East Coast

Dec 3rd, 2010 | By

While Connecticut’s potential for wind-energy projects is deemed “modest” and none are in the works, several other East Coast states including Rhode Island have made progress toward siting wind turbines in offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Prospect learns about noise, sun flicker on wind farm trip

Dec 2nd, 2010 | By

A bus trip to a wind turbine in Falmouth, Mass., confirmed Prospect residents’ concerns that the proposed wind farm in Prospect would be a nuisance to the surrounding neighborhood.

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.

Debate over wind energy in Prospect

Nov 21st, 2010 | By

Are wind turbines really that noisy? I’ve been at the base of the one at Phoenix Press in New Haven and can’t hear a thing, and it has always been spinning when I’ve been there.

Proposed Colebrook wind project scrutinized

Nov 11th, 2010 | By

A pair of related projects to bring wind power to Connecticut, starting in Colebrook, faced public scrutiny at Town Hall.

Students Dedicate Wind Turbine In Lebanon

Nov 11th, 2010 | By

A wind turbine has been installed on the campus of Lebanon Middle School. At 100 feet tall, the wind turbine can easily be seen by drivers on Route 207 in Lebanon.

Wind Turbine Plan Pitched In Canaan

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

West Hartford-based BNE Energy is proposing a wind generation site behind Lone Oaks campground in East Canaan.

‘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.

Northwestern High could add wind turbine as campus energy sources

Oct 14th, 2010 | By

The vice president of Torrington-based Optiwind presented a proposal to the Region 7 Board of Education Wednesday about installing a wind turbine near the field hockey and softball fields.

Wind Farm Proposed In Prospect

Oct 9th, 2010 | By

The proposal is to build two wind turbines on 67 largely unoccupied acres in Prospect where BNE Energy has been monitoring wind and climate conditions from a small, temporary tower for the last 22 months.

Guilford OKs rules on wind turbines

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

GUILFORD — A revised proposal for residential wind turbines breezed through the final steps of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval process at Wednesday night’s meeting. Members unanimously approved the ordinance, which will allow residents to erect wind energy systems up to 120 feet tall in their yards. via Guilford OKs rules on wind turbines

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Sierra Club approves of NJ wind site

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey brownfield where once BP distributed oil may soon become one of the first places where turbines are assembled for wind farms off the Atlantic Ocean. The site is poised to become the chief benefactor of a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Chris Christie that will help

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New England grid chief: Cooperate on wind power

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

New England has 12,000 megawatts of wind power potential — roughly the same amount of electricity of a dozen nuclear power plants the size of the now-defunct Maine Yankee plant — but there are active proposals for only 3,000 megawatts on the books, van Welie told The Associated Press. via New England grid chief: Cooperate

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