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Alerts and Events: Virginia
These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.
The Case for Wind Turbine Decommissioning, Dismantling, and Removal Requirements . . . Allegheny Highlands Alliance Protecting Our Mountains for Future Generations
The first sentence in the Washington Post article, Wind is Given a 2nd Look as Energy Needs Grow (Aug. 3, 2008), gets right to the point: the energy industry has targeted western Virginia’s forested mountains for industrial wind energy development. “Wind is catching fire,” said L. Preston Bryant Jr. Virginia’s secretary of natural resources. “It is literally all the rage.” Although the Washington Post article highlights the “conflict within the environmental community” concerning this development push, it fails to provide . . .
Virginia Wind – — – News Release – — – July 17, 2007 The Virginia State Corporation Commission is hearing testimony on the proposed Highland New Wind project on Tuesday, July 17, at its Richmond office building. If the Highland County project goes forward, it will be Virginia’s first utility-scale wind project. Highland New Wind is testifying that it cannot afford the wildlife protections recommended by wildlife agencies, conservation groups, and citizen respondents in the case. Despite the prospects of government incentives, which would . . .