Posts Tagged ‘Local’

Local planning, area benefits key to wind-farm buy-in, study finds

A wind turbine spins in Toronto. A new study notes that Ontario's 2009 Green Energy Act limits community involvement during planning stages, resulting in criticism of a top-down, corporate-led pattern of development. View full post on Wind Power News

Fears about lack of wind power in local plan

CONCERNS have been raised over the way Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council aims to use sustainable and renewable energy in its Local Plan. As part of the plan the borough council has agreed to build more than 700 new homes per year until 2029 and hopes to introduce forms of renewable energy into the new […]

Local Take: Do you take part in Earth Day? Does it do any good?

Earth Day, a day to celebrate the life-sustaining gifts of Mother Earth and campaign against harmful environmental practices, got off to a booming start on April 22, 1970, under the leadership of visionary Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson. More than a million people flooded into closed-off 5th Avenue in New York City on that day, engraving […]

Onshore wind: why are England’s local councils blocking progress?

Planning approval rates are at an all-time low, and the only reasonable explanation is that local councils judge wind energy unfairly The majority want a future in which the UK generates energy, while not causing irreversible climate change or being at the mercy of global fossil fuel markets. (A Department of Energy and Climate Change […]

Local utilities, funds line up bids for E.ON’s assets in Italy – sources

Several Italian utilities and private equity groups are expected to hand in tentative offers worth about 2 billion euros for E.ON’s Italian unit early next week, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. View full post on Wind Power News

A 9.5m windfarm windfall for local communities

An ambitious community benefit scheme which could see communities in North Carrick benefit to the tune of 9.5m over 25 years has got underway. View full post on Wind Power News

Parade Magazine: Wind Power Disrupts Local Climate

Parade Magazine columnist Marilyn Vos Savant, once considered the smartest person in the world , wrote on May 11 that wind power may actually disrupt local weather . View full post on Wind Power News

Local businesses call on Gov. Cuomo to support wind power

Sixty local businesses are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to support renewable energy. View full post on Wind Power News

Local bank supports wind energy center

Courtesy photo Bristol County Savings Bank presents $45,000 to the New Bedford Wind Energy Center. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind Power Found to Affect Local Climate

Wind farms can alter the nearby rainfall and temperature, suggesting a need for more comprehensive studies of future energy systems Editor’s note: The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation , an online publication covering the latest research. View full post on Wind Power News