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January 10, 2017 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wyoming lawmakers want a share of federal wind fees

A handful of Wyoming lawmakers say the state should receive a share of federal fees on wind and solar projects. A joint resolution sponsored by Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, and five other lawmakers would urge the U.S. Congress to pass legislation granting states 50 percent for any rent or right-of-way fees for such projects on federal land. For proponents there is no downside to the change. It would not increase the tax and fee burden on wind developers but . . . Complete story »

October 29, 2016 • AlabamaPrint storyE-mail story

BLM sprints to cement Obama’s green legacy

The Interior Department is moving toward finalizing rules, policies and projects that it says should ensure renewable energy’s unprecedented growth spurt continues on federal land after President Obama leaves office. Building a clean energy program from scratch, the Bureau of Land Management has approved 60 commercial-scale solar, wind and geothermal projects that would power millions of homes and businesses. “We are incredibly proud of what the agency, with so many partners and so many private developers, has been able to . . . Complete story »

June 8, 2016 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wind resistance: Chokecherry/Sierra Madre wind farm project faces levels of opposition

Two recent meetings about the proposed Chokecherry/Sierra Madre wind farm highlighted some of the issues that may be an impediment to getting the project off the ground. On Monday, a public comment session held by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga brought local residents’ passions to the floor as the agency discussed the issue of eagle take permits that would allow for the killing or disturbance of eagles. Another meeting May 18 . . . Complete story »

May 7, 2016 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wyoming wind power generation drops 14 percent

It might be hard for anyone who just made it through Wyoming’s recent “breezy” winter to believe, but wind power production in the state – and growth levels in the nation as a whole – was down in 2015 due to overall lower wind speeds , according to a report issued last month by the U.S. Department of Energy. And one state wind power researcher said that drop could translate into as much as a $145 million wholesale loss for the Wyoming’s . . . Complete story »

January 20, 2016 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Locals use videos to share industrial wind turbine concerns

Fifteen well-known County residents, business owners and local elected representatives have made video statements to express concerns about industrial wind projects planned for Prince Edward County. County residents Borys Holowacz, Janna McCarthy and Gary Mooney collaborated with the participants to produce the videos, filmed and edited by Cherry Valley’s Fifth Town Films. “The statements are intended especially for the benefit of people living in the County who, because of family or work obligations, have not had sufficient opportunity to inform . . . Complete story »

September 26, 2015 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Cassadaga board hears wind farm update

CASSADAGA – Bill Spencer of Everpower was on hand at a recent Cassadaga Valley Board of Education meeting to update the board on progress regarding the Cassadaga Wind Project. The Cassadaga Wind Project is a proposed 126 megawatt wind farm located in the towns of Arkwright, Charlotte and Cherry Creek, according to Everpower’s website. The project will be located on primarily farmland and could include up to 62 turbines when completed. The project’s point of interconnection is said to be . . . Complete story »

March 26, 2015 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Residents get some wind project questions answered

CHERRY CREEK – Representatives from Environmental Design & Research and EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. were on hand Tuesday at the Pine Valley Veterans Association VFW to field the community’s questions regarding the Cassadaga Wind Project. According to EverPower, “The Cassadaga Wind Project is a 126 MW (megawatt) wind farm located in the towns of Charlotte and Cherry Creek. The project will be located on primarily farmland and recreational land and could include up to 70 turbines when completed. The project’s point . . . Complete story »

February 12, 2015 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Top lawmakers launch a clean energy ‘gold rush’ with sweeping new climate change proposals

SACRAMENTO – State legislative leaders for California yesterday pitched an ambitious climate change agenda as a job-creating vehicle. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D) unveiled an ambitious package of bills that would extend the state’s greenhouse gas targets to midcentury, expand the state’s renewable electricity target to 50 percent, cut petroleum use by 50 percent, require all new and existing commercial buildings to be twice as energy efficient and require state employee pension funds to divest from coal. As . . . Complete story »

January 25, 2015 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Local filmmaker tackles clear-cutting controversy

McDonald is ready to tackle another local controversy, noting he is currently developing and trying to find financing to film a documentary on industrial wind turbines. Complete story »

August 18, 2014 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Chokecherry–Sierra Madre receives another permit, looks toward future

The 1,000-turbine Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind farm will have no significant impact on the human environment, according to a preliminary assessment released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The study is one of two site-specific environmental analyses to be done by the BLM. Both stem from a wider 2012 assessment, which approved the wind farm. The no-impact finding marks the second government action in favor of the project in as many weeks. Last week, the Wyoming . . . Complete story »

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