Posts Tagged ‘rules’

Maine offshore wind project rules out Port Clyde as cable site

In this photo from 2014 is pictured the University of Maine's floating wind turbine, VolturnUS, after its first year at sea in Castine. The 1:8-scale prototype for the huge 6-megawatt turbines is the first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine in the U.S. The proposed route for a cable that would bring electricity from an offshore […]

Effort to ease wind-farm rules gets fresh start in Ohio Senate

When Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay abruptly resigned in October, the wind-energy industry lost one of its most ardent supporters at a time when an important proposal was being considered. This week, Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, has come forward to be the new lead sponsor of the wind-energy plan, which would reduce the distance […]

Vermont Sets New Noise Rules for Wind Turbines

How loud is too loud? Vermont's Public Utilities Commission has adopted new regulations that limit turbine noise levels during the day and at night. One expert said new technology will be needed to allow turbines to operate at full capacity and still meet the nighttime cap. View full post on Wind Power News

No one satisfied with new Vermont wind power sound rules

In this July 21, 2005, file photo, wind turbines generate power at the Searsburg Wind Power Facility in Searsburg, Vt. An effort by Vermont utility regulators to settle the long-standing, contentious issue of how much noise neighbors of industrial wind projects should be subject to ended up upsetting both proponents of wind power and those […]

Judge rules for Thumb township in wind energy dispute

Federal Judge Thomas Ludington says Almer Township in Tuscola County didn't violate the rights of a wind-energy company when it rejected a permit. Ludington last week said the township's interpretation of noise standards was reasonable, even if others might have a different opinion. View full post on Wind Power News

Walters: State Legislative Panel Approves Wind Rules

After yet another lengthy meeting full of intensive questioning, a panel of state lawmakers appeared to run out of steam and, in a couple of quick voice votes, on Thursday approved a set of sound rules for wind turbines crafted by the Vermont Public Utility Commission. The eight-member Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules gave its […]

Trump’s carbon rules change won’t end battle over air quality

“President Trump's executive order rolls back one of the most draconian overreaches in the history of big government”. “Texas is once again experiencing an energy boom – this time, with wind power”. View full post on Wind Power News

Turbine critics weigh in on proposed rules for future wind power development

As the state considers a new set of regulations for future wind power projects, Mainers worried about how turbines might affect their scenery and property values have more opportunity to air concerns and offer potential solutions. Janet Chasse of Greenville is concerned that potential turbines in the Moosehead Lake region would hurt the views that […]

Judge rules against Osage Nation in wind power lawsuit

An Oklahoma federal judge has rejected arguments from the Osage Nation and U.S. Interior Department that digging foundations for wind turbines violates tribal mineral rights. The tribe and federal government filed a lawsuit in November, arguing that excavating for wind turbine foundations in Osage County had removed limestone and other near-surface minerals belonging to the […]

California federal judge rules against ‘eagle taking’ rule

A federal judge in Northern California has ruled against a Department of Interior rule giving wind energy and other companies a 30-year pass to kill bald and golden eagles. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled on Wednesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to follow environmental procedural requirements in making the rule in […]