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Wind Turbine To Help Power School

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

LEBANON, Conn. — The blades on a new wind turbine in Lebanon aren’t turning yet, but when they do the turbine will begin to pump electricity into the middle school.



Wind turbine plan stalls in Shelton

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

SHELTON — It appears a proposal to harness the power of the wind by installing a turbine at a city business has died down for now. MBI Inc. on Forrest Parkway had enlisted the services of Torrington-based Optiwind Corp. to propose regulations for the city’s first wind turbine technology, but the application for such regulations

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Wind turbine not pricing out at Bishop’s Orchards

Jul 29th, 2010 | By

GUILFORD — Now that its wind power study has been concluded, the owners of Bishop’s Orchards are blowing off pricey plans to build a wind turbine on their property. “At the moment, it’s not proving out, or otherwise we would be jumping at it,” said Keith Bishop, co-owner and co-CEO of the business. via Pricey

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Terra-Gen Power Breaks Ground on World’s Largest Wind Project

Jul 28th, 2010 | By

US-Based Renewable Energy Company’s Latest Project Set to Produce 1,550 mw of Clean, Renewable Wind Energy Terra-Gen Power has announced that it has closed a $1.2 billion financing for four wind power projects with a total of 570 megawatts of capacity at its Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, California. The four projects, known

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Winsted rejects zone change for turbines

Jul 27th, 2010 | By

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted Monday night to deny an application from Torrington-based alternative energy company Optiwind that would have amended the town's zoning regulations to permit wind turbines in rural areas. via Winsted rejects zone change for turbines The Republican-American.



Guilford to edit wind turbine amendment

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By

GUILFORD — Concerned a proposed amendment allowing wind turbines in yards may infringe on neighbors’ property plans, the Planning and Zoning Commission has opted to edit the regulation and consider it at another meeting. Commissioners and one resident who spoke out at a public hearing Wednesday said they were concerned that the ordinance’s approval would

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Guilford eyes rules for residential wind power

Jul 21st, 2010 | By

GUILFORD — Pricey wind turbines haven’t gained much popularity in the state or in town. But the Planning and Zoning Commission wants to be ready in case residents want to install the equipment in their yards. A public hearing will be held at 7:30 tonight in the Nathanael B. Greene Community Center about a zoning

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Suit filed against Cape Wind

Jul 10th, 2010 | By

The report says that “Environmental organizations” and private citizens have teamed up to file a lawsuit in an effort to block the construction of the Cape Cod Wind Farm. It continues, “A coalition of six environmental groups and three private citizens last week filed suit in federal court, claiming that federal agencies involved with the

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Are There Serious Reservations in the Scientific Community Regarding Wind Energy?

Jul 7th, 2010 | By

The benefits of generating electricity from well-sited wind power outweigh other potential impacts. Wind power produces no air or water pollution, nor does it release global warming emissions. Compared with fossil fuels like coal, the development of wind energy can provide substantial benefits to wildlife and public health.



Government sued over Cape Wind project

Jun 26th, 2010 | By

The federal government’s approval of the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm earlier this year is facing its first legal challenge. A coalition of nine individuals, environmental organizations and the project’s primary opposition group, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. They claim the U.S. Department of

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Finally! US’ First Offshore Wind Farm OK’d by Interior

Jun 20th, 2010 | By

A contract between the Cape Wind offshore wind farm — which won final approval from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in April and is expected to begin generating electricity in 2013 — and the utility purchasing the energy, National Grid, would settle on an energy price that is twice current residential rates. Bill Wertz, a spokesman

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General Electric Plans Lake Erie Wind Farm

Jun 1st, 2010 | By

CLEVELAND — General Electric Co. announced Monday that it plans to harness the power of winds blowing across Lake Erie by developing the world’s first freshwater wind farm several miles offshore from downtown Cleveland. Connecticut-based GE and the nonprofit Lake Erie Energy Development Corp., or LEEDCo, announced a partnership to develop five wind turbines about

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MIT: Wind Power Can Make Sense For Utilities – Science News – redOrbit

May 25th, 2010 | By

When the federal government approved the Cape Wind project in April, allowing 130 power-generating turbines to be placed in the waters off Cape Cod, it gave a significant boost to the prospects of wind energy. The comparatively high costs of wind power, however, remain a problem. But MIT researchers have concluded that some of the

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General Electric Wins Offshore Wind Turbine Order

May 25th, 2010 | By

General Electric Co., the world’s second-biggest maker of wind turbines, won its first order for a U.S. offshore project, to be built in Lake Erie near Cleveland. GE will supply five direct-drive turbines that can generate as much as 4 megawatts each in a project with the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. that they expect

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Talk of wind turbine draws response

May 14th, 2010 | By

WINSTED — Water and Sewer Commission Vice Chairman Stephen Vaill said members will not attend meetings of the Energy Commission as they seek zoning regulations changes that could allow for a wind turbine project at the town’s water treatment plant. via Talk of wind turbine draws response – The Register Citizen.



Groups seek wind energy ban on Steens Mountain

May 14th, 2010 | By

Conservation groups are asking the state of Oregon to make Oregon’s Steens Mountain and the congressionally protected area around it off-limits to wind energy development.



Topography makes wind power nearly absent in Connecticut

May 10th, 2010 | By

HARTFORD, Conn. — In the drive for renewable energy, Connecticut is giving up on large-scale wind power, surrendering to poor topography and the limited reach of a shoreline that stops short of the Atlantic Ocean.



Shelton gets wind of turbine proposal

May 6th, 2010 | By

SHELTON — Harnessing the power of the wind to produce electricity not only benefits Mother Earth, but could go far toward reducing utility costs. That’s why MBI Inc., which manufactures collectibles, is looking to install a wind turbine on its Forest Parkway property. There’s just one problem:



Google Invests $39 Million in Wind Farms

May 4th, 2010 | By

On Monday, Google said that it invested $38.8 million in two North Dakota wind farms built by NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of the FPL Group, a $16 billion electricity company based in Florida.



Officials: Concerns over wind turbine construction ‘premature’

May 3rd, 2010 | By

WINSTED — Officials from the Water and Sewer Commission and the Torrington-based Optiwind company say concerns over a wind turbine’s construction in town are premature and unwarranted.