[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

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


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Developer gives up on proposed Lompoc wind power project  

Credit:  By Keith Carls | Jul 09, 2013 | www.kcoy.com ~~

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif – Earlier this year at a highly publicized “energy summit” in northern Santa Barbara County a representative of the proposed Lompoc wind farm project south of the Lompoc Valley said it was on solid footing to move forward and eventually break ground as the largest wind energy generation project on the Central Coast.

Now the Spanish-owned Acciona Energy company has decided to take a pass on the Lompoc wind farm project.

This despite years of going through the notoriously slow and strict Santa Barbara County Planning review process, getting the approval of the County Board of Supervisors and even getting extensions on its building permits.

A neighboring property owner, George Bedford, unsuccessfully fought the project arguing the 400-foot tall wind turbines never had the same, thorough county environmental review his dream home had to go through when he built it.

The estimate $120 million wind farm project would have seen dozens of the giant turbines built on leased private land in the Miguelito Canyon hills south of Vandenberg Air Force Base where wind gusts exceed 30 miles an hour on a daily basis.

Acciona has decided its future windpower projects lie elsewere in the country and overseas.

“In this case we had some other opportunities that we thought were a better fit for our investment”, says Acciona spokesperson Peter Gray, “we have to focus on those priorities, unfortunately that means we’re not going to be moving forward with the Lompoc project.”

Gray says Acciona is negotiating with seven property owners to nullify leases the company signed with private property owners to build the wind farm.

[video available]

Source:  By Keith Carls | Jul 09, 2013 | www.kcoy.com

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

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

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


Tag: Victories

News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.