Posts Tagged ‘town’

Warren packs a town hall meeting, sits with Markey, Keating over fishing

NEW BEDFORD – U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., came to the city Saturday to hear the concerns of fishermen who wanted a faster resolution to the Carlos Rafael problems that have closed two fishing sectors, maybe throwing fishermen permanently out of their jobs. These cases of licensing and ownership, and repayment of overfishing, “need to be […]

The Alternatives: German town takes power back from energy giants – podcast

Aditya Chakrabortty speaks to Iris Degenhardt-Meister, who is part of a cooperative energy company that runs the electricity grid in Wolfhagen, Germany, and asks Prof Andrew Cumbers from the University of Glasgow if such a model could work in Britain Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud and Acast, and join the discussion […]

Town of Yates opposes wind power project

Orleans County's Yates Town Board has voted to oppose a wine turbine project that would place 71 turbines in that town and the adjoining town of Somerset in Niagara County. Apex Clean Energy's Lighthouse Wind project, which would create enough energy to power 53,000 homes, has been in the works at least four years. View […]

Dalton ponders ‘cow power’ for town electrical needs

The town is embracing wind energy, but officials plan to chew a bit more on “cow power.” The Select Board heard a pitch Monday from Hampshire Power to buy electricity produced from cow manure and compost. View full post on Wind Power News

The Texas town where all the energy is green

Georgetown mayor Dale Ross is ‘a good little Republican’ – but ever since his city weaned itself off fossil fuels, he has become a hero to environmentalists When the caller said he worked for Harry Reid and the former Senate majority leader wanted a word, Dale Ross assumed it was a joke. “OK, which of […]

Town of Waubra divided over wind energy

Let's turn now to the latest in PM's series exploring Australia's Energy Market, and today we head to the tiny Victorian town of Waubra. While livelihoods in the area once relied on spuds and livestock, wind is now a major source of income for many farmers. View full post on Wind Power News

Parishville town council members decide not to impose moratorium on wind energy development

Following heated debate and much discussion, Town Council members decided not to move forward with a one-year moratorium on the wind energy development proposed by Avangrid Renewables during a special meeting Friday night. Approximately 60 people attended the special meeting. View full post on Wind Power News

Revealed: Cumnock to become Scotland’s first fully ‘Green Town’

JANUARY 29: Wind turbines are silhouetted against the sun at Black Law wind farm on January 29, 2010 in Black Law, Scotland. As the UK gears up for one of the most hotly contested general elections in recent history it is exp The plan is to make Cumnock carbon neutral town, creating a blueprint that […]

Small NY town could be key to bringing more renewable power in New England

Small and rural Beekmantown, New York could be on the map for an energy project aimed at bringing renewable power to New England. “We'll bring wind power from the Bull Run project which is just north of here, north and west of here–up in Ellenburg area. View full post on Wind Power News

Windfarm threatens future of Scottish book town that reinvented itself

Wigtown, which looks out on Britain’s largest local nature reserve and the Galloway Hills, will be blighted by windpower, say locals It was the closure of the railway in 1950 that did for Wigtown, leading to the shutdown of the local creamery and slow decline from what was once described as the quaintest town in […]