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  • May 02--Two planned wind farms in Northwest Missouri are due to become major electrical resources in the future for Kansas City Power & Light. Osborn Wind Energy Center, a 200-megawatt facility that is slated to attain commercial operations at the end of the year, is already under construction in DeKalb County, even against the backdrop of organized opposition from some of the area's residents ...
  • Free tours of the two wind turbines at the Frey Farm Landfill in Manor Township are being offered again by the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.
  • May 02--FALMOUTH -- The state's Land Court will be the venue for a lawsuit brought by the town against members of its own Zoning Board of Appeals that challenges the denial of a special permit for Wind 1, one of two municipal wind turbines. Falmouth filed the suit Thursday, according to online court records. The suit has been assigned to the "fast track," which indicates a trial before Judge ...
  • A WIND farm on a moor south of Glasgow has welcomed 500,000 visitors of 15 nationalities in seven years since it opened. Whitelee Wind Farm Visitor Centre has greeted people from countries including Sweden, Australia, Brazil and Thailand to the UK's largest onshore wind farm. The prize for being the 500,000th customer, of bikes for all the family, was won by Clare Horne who lives in Cambuslang ...
  • The Washington Department of Ecology on Friday demanded a company proposing to export coal submit a plan to sharply shrink the project’s expected carbon footprint, raising questions about the plan’s chances of winning approval from Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration. Ecology released a long-awaited study on the environmental impacts of building a coal-export terminal in Longview along the Lower ...
  • May 02--PEABODY -- Mayor Ted Bettencourt has vetoed a special permit that would have allowed Onyx Renewable Partners to install a field of solar panels on city land off Warren Street Extension. Instead, he wants a new hearing on the topic. The project was to include a 20-year contract to supply energy to the city's Peabody Municipal Light Plant, which is adjacent to the proposed site. The ...
  • It is a cautious toe in the water. Manitoba Hydro is slowly testing Manitobans' taste for exploring new ways of supplying power to their homes and businesses. It is offering subsidies to take some of the sting out of the relatively high cost of installing solar panels, an investment with a lengthy payback time. It may amount to a token effort, but the state of green energy planning in Manitoba ...
  • Oklahoma added the most wind power capacity among all states in the first quarter, the American Wind Energy Association said Thursday. The industry group's first-quarter market report showed Oklahoma adding almost 270 megawatts of wind capacity, bringing the state's total to 5,453 megawatts. Oklahoma remained in fourth place among states for total wind capacity. Overall, 520 ...
  • May 01--An effort to jolt Massachusetts' reliance on solar and wind projects has surged in recent years, powered in part by an increase in lobbying by supporters of renewable energy. In 2015, nearly two dozen renewable energy companies and advocacy groups poured more than $1.5 million into lobbying in an effort to get their voices heard by Beacon Hill lawmakers, according to an Associated ...
  • An array of solar panels will sit atop property that once was a landfill on Eau Claire's southwest side after Xcel Energy officials announced Thursday the company is moving forward with development of what would be the state's largest community solar garden program. As part of Solar Connect Community, Xcel will buy the electricity produced by two 1-megawatt solar gardens. One will be ...

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