Wind Power News: March 2006
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.
Virginia homeowners may not be ready for a windmill on every roof, but what about a string of electricity-generating turbines on a distant hilltop and the option to buy green power at affordable prices? With a controversial wind farm planned for Highland County, 2006 promises to be a year of boom or bust for a power source that the Department of Energy calls today’s “most viable renewable energy.” The extension of a federal tax credit and the jump in the . . . Complete story »
SOUTH LONDONDERRY – Londonderry voters overwhelmingly approved spending $100,000 to fight the proposed wind facility on Glebe Mountain during town meeting Tuesday. Voters also turned out of office a longtime Select Board member who had supported the wind project proposed by Glebe Mountain Energy LLC. Select Board member Claire Trask was defeated in her bid for re-election by William Wylie, 142-115, according to Town Clerk James Twitchell. Trask was a 12-year veteran of the board. Wylie is an opponent of the . . . Complete story »
MANCHESTER — The town voted to oppose a proposed wind farm on Little Equinox and authorized the Select Board to spend up to $150,000 to do so during Town Meeting on Saturday. Complete story »
PRINCETON – On February 21, when Princeton Light Department Manager Jonathan Fitch drove over Westminster Road to check on the windmills, he got an unpleasant surprise. Instead of seven, he counted only six. One of the 22-year old windmills at the PMLD’s wind farm had fallen over, landing on the storage garage, demolishing the building. “I check on the site weekly, and had made a point to check the site on the previous Friday because of the high winds,” said Fitch. . . . Complete story »