Meanwhile, residents of interior Maine are lucky if monstrous wind turbines are not shoved to within a thousand feet of their homes.
New York State will emphasize its position that windfarms off the…Continue
Posted on April 10, 2021 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments
By Bill Trotter | Bangor Daily News | April 8, 2021
For nearly two decades, commercial wind farms have been touted in Maine as a way to generate electricity without pollution, and as a way rural locales in Maine can generate revenue for themselves by hosting turbines worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
But several counties and towns are finding out they are getting less revenue out of the wind projects than they…
Posted on April 8, 2021 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments
The construction workers who traveled to central Kansas to erect a wind farm for utility giant American Electric Power thought it would be a good job. Then they fell victim to the troubling side of the renewable power industry.
The nomadic band of workers had come to the Flat Ridge III project from Texas, Michigan and other states to install 62 turbines with towers as tall as 300 feet using cranes and heavy machinery. But after a few months the project broke…
Posted on March 24, 2021 at 10:30am
By Fred Bever | Maine Public | March 22, 2021 | www.mainepublic.org ~~
Protests over wind energy development off the coast of Maine changed course today. Several fishing boats reportedly circled a survey vessel off Monhegan Island, and federal and state law enforcement responded.
Lobsterman Larry Reed posted video on Facebook Monday morning of the Go Liberty, a 150-foot survey vessel, as it appeared to draw near lobster buoys in the…Continue
Posted on March 22, 2021 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment