North Carolina's beleaguered wind industry is heading for collapse should S.B. 377 become law.
A similar moratorium was put in place under former Maine Gov. Paul LePage, R, and though it was lifted a year later, renewable energy advocates said development in the state was noticeably stalled. North Carolina would be the…Continue
Posted on June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments
12:00AM June 15, 2019
What will be the solution to climate change? It would be very nice to be able to point confidently to a single technology. In fact, many people do. They say the answer to climate change has already arrived in the form of, say, wind turbines or solar panels, and we just need to build more of their favoured technology to achieve a so-called “energy transition” from fossil fuels to…
Posted on June 15, 2019 at 12:00am — 1 Comment
NORTHEAST SEAPORTS ARE inadequate to meet the needs of the offshore wind industry, and ideas for filling that gap could create tension between the sometimes competing goals of those overseeing the burgeoning sector.
“Developers have studied all the ports up and down the East Coast several times now. What we’re really looking for is large areas, good capacities, no bridges and deep drafts. And if someone has that, please come…Continue
Posted on June 14, 2019 at 9:00am — 1 Comment
Welcome to the ‘wild west’ of wind law
Can a wind farm owner sue a neighbor for interfering with the breeze?
That question is high on the radar of renewable energy law experts as government officials push for more offshore wind development and as analysts predict that solar, wind and other alternative domestic power sources could overtake coal.
An emerging body of scientific evidence shows that wind farm “wakes” – or the air flow downwind of an active turbine –…Continue
Posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:30am — 2 Comments