Wind Power News: October 2004
These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.
LYMAN NEW HAMPSHIRE The Lyman Zoning Board of Adjustment heard strong opposition to a proposed wind anemometer tower from a majority of residents during a public hearing Wednesday night. The board called the hearing to accept comments on a request for a zoning variance filed by UPC Wind Partners, LLC of Newton, Mass. The Massachusetts developer hopes to erect a wind measuring device on a 160-foot tower in order to monitor prevailing winds during an 18-month period. Timothy Caffyn, project . . . Complete story »
The 2003 study, aimed as much at birds as bats, unexpectedly found that the Mountaineer wind turbines on Backbone Mountain killed an estimated 2,092 bats. Tuttle, not involved in that study, called the 2003 bat kill “by far the largest bat mortality event I know of worldwide and, as far as I know, the biggest mortality event of any animal.” The 2004 bat kill could be even worse. Complete story »