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    posted:  November 14, 2010
    Advertisements, Aesthetics, Economics, Environment, Information, Maine, Noise, Property values, Videos, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Real Wind Info For Maine

    Real Wind Info For Maine

    A series of 30-second videos . . .

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    posted:  April 18, 2010
    Action alerts, Environment, Information, Law, Massachusetts, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Helen Parker

    Next steps on the Massachusetts Wind Energy Siting Reform Act

    An action alert came through from statewide and regional groups this morning. This relates to “public process” and takes us right back to August of ’09 when Vineyard elected officials unanimously expressed their opposition to the Oceans Management Act, which was, nevertheless and despite numerous citizen and federal governmental agency substantive criticisms, passed in December ’09. Background: The Oceans Act of 2008, followed by the 2009 Ocean Management Act, brought us to the Wind Energy Siting Reform Act [S.2260], currently . . .

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    posted:  April 7, 2010
    Action alerts, Aesthetics, Information, MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Barbara Durkin

    The Cape needs your help

    We are all in a battle to preserve the historic integrity of the Cape and islands. Tribal rights to Nantucket Sound deemed eligible to listing to the National Register of Historic Places is a key issue under consideration by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The single most important comment you can make to assert the value of the historic integrity of Nantucket Sound exists before 5 PM tomorrow. This issue parallels your successful effort to retain the historic character . . .

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    posted:  April 28, 2009
    Grid, Information, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Wind Power Law Blog

    NYISO interconnection queue wind projects

    As of April 8, 2009, seventy wind projects are in the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) interconnection queue [click here for latest information from NYISO], accounting for (summer) nameplate generation capacity of nearly 9,200 megawatts (1,400 of which result from the offshore LIPA project). Of these projects: 11 are in service (See NYISO press release of 4/22 indicating that over 1,200 MW are in operation, having grown by 300% over the last year) the average size is 131.4 megawatts the . . .

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    posted:  January 13, 2009
    Illinois, InformationPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  FPL Energy (Nextera)

    Map of wind energy facility, DeKalb County, Ill.

    Map of the 151-turbine wind energy facility in DeKalb and Lee Counties, Illinois, proposed by Florida Power & Light (now called “Nextera”), showing parcel owners, transmission lines, roads, and construction easements. Download “Map of proposed FPL wind energy facility, DeKalb County, Ill.” (5-MB PDF)

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    posted:  January 2, 2009
    Aesthetics, InformationPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Eric Rosenbloom

    Photomontages and simulations

    The main problem with photo simulations is that they equalize every element in the frame and thus inherently minimalize the presence of the turbines. They are also generally wide views from a distance. What photo simulations lack is motion, noise, and the human eye’s natural distraction by moving objects and reaction to incongruous aspects of the view. We immediately see, for example, a small smudge on the wall and then it no longer matters that 99.99% of the wall is . . .

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    posted:  October 1, 2008
    Environment, Information, Puerto RicoPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Coalición Pro Bosque Seco Ventanas Verraco

    En torno al proyecto windmar

    [Extracts of opinions given in opposition to the Windmar project proposed for construction in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico] A continuación, extractos de expresiones vertidas en oposición al proyecto Windmar propuesto para ser construido en Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. Recopilado por José F. Sáez Cintrón, Portavoz Coalición Pro Bosque Seco Ventanas Verraco Dr. Edwin Irizarry Mora, candidato a gobernador por el PIP Marcha Contra el Proyecto Windmar Guayanilla, sábado 2 de agosto de 2008 La AEE pretende no solamente privatizar la producción de . . .

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