Posts Tagged ‘County’

DeKalb County community group will host another meeting about wind turbine project

Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Keith Hernandez for Shaw Media Nearly 100 DeKalb County farmers and landowners who live within or near the area of a proposed wind farm attend an informational meeting held March 24 in the Kishwaukee […]

Pierce County, NE residents to voice opinions on wind-energy developments

The Board of Commissions met Monday to discuss using an externally-funded survey, to better gauge opinions on wind developments. The commissioners heard from Dave Rich of Nebraska Public Power District, who explained why wind farms are not next to Omaha who will be buying the power. View full post on Wind Power News

Developers ditch wind power easements in Lincoln County

Dakota Power Community Wind had pitched a project that would have been the state's largest wind farm, with up to 500 turbines producing up to 1,000 megawatts of power. The Argus Leader reports that the developer this week canceled the landowner easements it had on file with the county, likely signaling an end to the […]

Taiwan county signs with CIP to boost offshore wind power generation

The Chnaghua County government has disclosed it has signed an MoU with Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners for cooperation to boost development of offshore wind power generation in central Taiwan. Offshore areas to the west of the central county has advantages of strong wind and shallow waters, making them suitable for developing offshore wind farms, Holst […]

$200M Jay County wind energy center updates construction

The project includes construction of the Bluff Point Wind Energy Center in southern Jay County and 57 General Electric wind turbines, said NextEra Energy Resources in a news release. “This project has been years in the making and it's exciting to see it all come together,” said Zack Melda, project director for NextEra Energy Resources, […]

Black Hawk County supervisors have rejected calls for a temporary ban on wind farms

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that none of the supervisors at Tuesday's meeting made a motion to approve the proposed 90-day moratorium. The group Cedar Valley Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy had sought the moratorium so county officials could get more public input on potential changes to the 2011 ordinance governing wind towers. View full […]

County In South Dakota To Revise Wind Energy Ordinances

Officials from a county in central South Dakota have decided to revise wind energy development ordinances after much public debate. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that the Hughes County Planning and Zoning Commission made the decision Monday after holding a public forum to take questions and discussion on the issue. View full post on Wind […]

League of Women Voters hosts debate on benefits, detriments of wind power in Chautauqua County

In light of the controversy surrounding the growing number of wind power projects in Chautauqua County, the League of Women Voters hosted a debate on the topic at the Jamestown Community College North County Center in Dunkirk. Dr. Mark Twichell, of the group Preservation of Agricultural Land Serenity , urged caution and called for further […]

Hamilton County Park Now Powered by Solar Array

In a state that has already cornered the market on wind energy, Little Wall Lake Park has harnessed the power of the sun. “County conservation should be doing renewable projects, especially using our natural resources the way that we do, finding those renewable and natural resources such as the solar is a great opportunity to […]

Caddo County Couple Fighting Against Wind Turbines

Homeowners in Western Oklahoma are divided over wind energy. While many property owners are leasing their land for wind turbines, others are trying to escape their shadow. View full post on Wind Power News