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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


October 11, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

No quorum, no decision on wind turbines

Guam – The University of Guam’s Center for Island Sustainability will have to wait another two weeks to learn if its zone variance request for its wind turbine project is approved. The Guam Land Use Commission failed to meet quorum for today’s board meeting. UOG’s revised zone variance request proposes that instead of installing two wind turbine towers, it would only install a smaller 70-foot tower. The initial request was opposed by many Mangilao residents who lived near the proposed . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

UOG presents revised request to GLUC

After taking into consideration concerns from nearby residents, the University of Guam appeared before the Guam Land Use Commission with a revised request for a zone variance for the Center for Island Sustainability’s wind turbine project. Instead of installing two wind turbine towers, UOG plans to install a smaller 70′ tower. UOG Green Army president Sheena Jose testified the proposal benefits the school, community and the island’s economy. “This wind turbine can also determine the feasibility for island communities,” she . . . Complete story »


July 12, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Guam wind turbine project will push through

HAGÅTÑA – To voice their concerns, around 30 Mangilao residents attended the public hearing regarding the University of Guam’s wind turbine project. According to UOG President Robert Underwood, “they are not pulling out of the project and are contemplating putting the project back on the agenda of the next Guam Land Use Commission meeting in Aug. 9.” Earlier, a zoning application for height variance was lodged at the Guam Land Use Commission and then taken out of the agenda upon UOG’s . . . Complete story »


July 11, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Residents voice opposition to UOG wind turbines

Guam – Over two dozen Mangilao residents voiced their concern over the University of Guam’s plan to install two wind turbines near their homes. According to Phil McCormick, who lives closest to the proposed site at Dean’s Circle, he thought the meeting was more informative and open compared to the first village meeting held in early-June. He told KUAM News, “We’re very optimistic that the university staff and Dr. [Robert] Underwood listening to our concerns and we felt positive after . . . Complete story »


July 2, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

University of Guam pauses wind turbine project

At the University of Guam’s request, a height variance for the university’s two proposed wind turbines was removed from Guam Land Use Commission’s agenda at a Thursday meeting. The university plans on placing two wind turbines – one 100-feet high and the other 70 feet – next to its House 32, an environmentally friendly, retrofitted house that serves as office space for UOG’s Center for Island Sustainability. But neighbors, fearful of the noise the turbines will generate, have risen up in protest, . . . Complete story »


June 28, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine talks moved off agenda

Guam – It was an issue the residents of Mangilao came well-prepared to testify against, but at this afternoon’s Guam Land Use Commission meeting, the height variance request for two wind turbines at the University of Guam was instead withdrawn from the agenda – but not without discussion. After only learning about concerns from nearby residents relative to installing two wind turbines, UOG has decided to withdraw its height variance request for their installation with the GLUC. According to chairman . . . Complete story »


June 26, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Guam wind turbines cause flap

HAGÅTÑA – At least 70 petitioners are lodging a complaint against a proposal to construct two wind turbines inside the University of Guam Dean’s Circle. The petitioners stated they support the study of sustainable energy in the future. “However, several technical studies on the human impact of wind power turbines have been reported, including ecological issues,” the petitioners warned. The two turbines will be reportedly connected to house #19 on Dean’s Circle to supply approximately 30 percent of the building’s power . . . Complete story »


June 26, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Neighbors oppose wind turbines

More than 60 concerned Mangilao residents are speaking out against a University of Guam project they contend could become a neighborhood nuisance: wind turbines. But the neighbors, who are worried about the noise from the turbines, could have a tough fight ahead. Officials said there are no noise regulations on island. The University of Guam plans on placing two wind turbines next to its House 32, an environmentally friendly, retrofitted house that serves as office space for UOG’s Center for . . . Complete story »


June 26, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Mangilao couple concerned about wind turbines

Guam – Standing on the roof of their Mangilao home, Philip and Jan McCormick don’t even want to envision what two wind turbines will sound like – let alone how it will dominate their landscape and home. “This isn’t the way we want to live our life here in our home,” said Philip. He refers to several negative consequences that would come about through a project intended for educational purposes along with reducing the carbon footprint at the University of . . . Complete story »


June 25, 2012 • GuamPrint storyE-mail story

Residents oppose wind turbine installation

Guam – Not all is breezy in Mangilao, as several residents within the vicinity of the University of Guam are opposing the idea to install two wind turbines, which they would created negative consequences. As a result, going green apparently has some residents going red as opposition has been raised toward the plan to install the twin turbine towers. Peter Avilla has lived near Dean’s Circle for all of his life. And after learning about a month ago that a . . . Complete story »


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