Posts Tagged ‘Rural’

Rural Caucus Discusses Wind Energy

Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, listens to a presentation during a Regional Rural Caucus meeting for GO Virginia 8 and 9 regions Wednesday afternoon at James Madison University. Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, listens to a presentation during a Regional Rural Caucus meeting for GO Virginia 8 and 9 regions Wednesday afternoon at James Madison […]

Wind power is an attack on rural America

Urban voters may like the idea of using more wind and solar energy, but the push for large-scale renewables is creating land-use conflicts in rural regions from Maryland to California and Ontario to Loch Ness. Since 2015, more than 120 government entities in about two dozen states have moved to reject or restrict the land-devouring, […]

Dozens of rural areas leave fast-track wind power zone

Dozens of sparsely populated areas across Maine have won special protections that could pose a hurdle to companies looking to build wind power turbines in some of the state's windiest areas. The designations come years after Maine under Democratic Gov. John Baldacci set an ambitious target of 3,000 megawatts of wind energy by 2030. View […]

Rural Support roadshow in Coleraine

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Rural and farming charity, Rural Support, is calling on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council residents, councillors and local businesses to attend the 'Rural Support Roadshow – Call to Action' as […]

Opposition grows in rural counties against once-heralded wind farms

CNHI/TIm BathProtest: Sign scattered throughout Sharpsville, this one on West Meridian Street just outside of town, saying 'NO WIND FARM.' To the hroizon: A new sight on the Illinois skyline is a line of wind turbines across the farm fields.CNHI/Tim Bath 6-7-11 Workers put the finishing touches on one of 95 wind turbines at the […]

Time and motion: wind turbines add a twist to rural sounds

Langford: The blades were remarkably slender, with nothing much to catch the breeze, bent as if a gale had buckled them backwards The other day, a small child cried “Oh, wow!” when our train drew alongside the wind turbines. Massive, gleaming white, they rose out of flat fields, each one an angel of the south […]

Amazon goes in on wind energy farm in rural Indiana

The cloud computing arm of Amazon.com is teaming up with an energy company to build more than 60 wind turbines northwest of Lafayette, Indiana. The Journal & Courier reports Amazon Web Services announced a 13-year deal with Pattern Energy Group to construct the wind farm in rural Benton County. View full post on Wind Power […]

How wind power helps rural Oregon: Guest opinion

Dryland farmers are resourceful by nature. Over the centuries, we’ve learned how to grow crops with little to no rain. View full post on Wind Power News

Could renewable energy make rural electrification a reality?

Cheap solar, wind or hydroelectricity accessed through mini-grids could light up remote villages. So what’s the problem? In countries where the energy infrastructure is under-developed and few towns are adequately electrified, extending the grid is often not financially viable, and certainly not likely to happen in the short to medium term. And so 1.4 billion […]

Rural alliance in row over wind farms

A Europe-WIDE body that campaigns against thewind farm industry has accused the Scottish Countryside Alliance of “betrayal” for appearing to side with big business and landowners in a pro-onshore wind “manifesto”. View full post on Wind Power News