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  • Supreme Court Clears Way For Wind Turbines In Colebrook

    Supreme Court Clears Way For Wind Turbines In Colebrook
    HARTFORD – The Connecticut Supreme Court has removed a major obstacle to construction of the state's first large-scale, commercial wind turbines. In a 6-0 ruling released Monday, the court rejected a legal challenge from FairwindCT, a citizens...
  • Dominion Virginia Power wins up to $47 million for wind project

    Dominion Virginia Power wins up to $47 million for wind project
    Dominion Virginia Power will get up to another $47 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help build wind turbines off Virginia Beach, the department announced Wednesday. The demonstration project is one of three the DOE is funding as it looks...
  • New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines

    New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines
    After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities. But costs in the trillions and environmental...
  • Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm

    Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm
    Microsoft Corp. will buy wind power from a new Illinois wind farm for the next 20 years to offset its power needs, part of a plan by the technology company to become offset its carbon output. The 175-megawatt wind farm is under construction 60 miles...
  • Study aims to shield marine mammals from offshore wind projects

    Study aims to shield marine mammals from offshore wind projects
    State and federal officials announced Thursday a $2.2 million research effort aimed at preventing harm to whales and other marine mammals from building massive industrial wind turbines off Ocean City. The two-year study, to be led by the University of...
  • Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region

    Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region
    Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers. But change is coming. Two...
  • Somerset wind project doesn't add up [Letter]

    Somerset wind project doesn't add up [Letter]
    I'd like to respond to the several articles, opinion pieces and letters addressing the topic of wind turbines in Somerset County ("Gone with the wind farm?" April 20). Do the math. Reporters, editors and readers should question the claims of Pioneer...
  • Somerset Co. wind project would be an economic boon [Letter]

    Somerset Co. wind project would be an economic boon [Letter]
    The Great Bay Wind Energy installation in Somerset County on the Lower Eastern Shore is a major construction project requiring additions to existing high voltage lines, the construction of access roads, and other support structures. It also presents an...
  • Criticism of Somerset wind farm proposal is off base [Letter]

    Criticism of Somerset wind farm proposal is off base [Letter]
    As the developers of the proposed Somerset County wind farm, we feel compelled to respond to the blatant — and seemingly intentional — factual misstatements put forth in recent letters to the editor by opponents of our investment. We...
  • Put wind farm on hold [Letter]

    Put wind farm on hold [Letter]
    One can always hear a great "spin" in a story, particularly when the authors are activists for a cause. I refer to the commentary concerning wind turbines in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation," April 21). Authors Tom Vinson and Bruce Burcat are...
  • Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb

    Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb
    Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate. Franchot wrote in a...