[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Northport turbine plan may blow away with the wind  

Credit:  by Christina Burkhart, www.upnorthlive.com 22 March 2012 ~~

NORTHPORT – The village of Northport is split on the decision of building a wind turbine on property behind their sewage treatment plant.

The LCE has said that the turbine would provide about half of the plant’s power, and by generating a gross income of $32,600, taking out annual expenses/operating maintenance of $9,600, the net income of $23,00 would benefit Northport.

In order to get federal tax credits, a group of sixteen investors (13 of which live in Northport or Leelanau Twp, the other three reside in the county) formed a private company to help finance the entire project. The tax credits and incentives would not be an option to the actual village of Northport.

A letter was read from the Leelanau Forum, stating they would like an ordinance in place before the turbine. It also read they would like the environment to be considered (mainly the nearby bald eagle nest) and asking how much the turbine will really save citizens vs. the cost of having and maintaining it.

Liability insurance, appearance, environmental protection, a decommissioning bond, and a property value guarentee were all issues brought up by many against the wind turbine.

Many others, on the other hand, think the turbine is a great idea, and support the growth in clean energy, and point out that other sources of energy-including coal-have been subsidized by the government if need be.

Although the meeting came to an end promptly after an hour, it’s clear the village of Northport has a big decision ahead of them and needs more time to weigh the outcome.

Source:  by Christina Burkhart, www.upnorthlive.com 22 March 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter