Tag Archives: wind farms

40-turbine wind project under way | Bangor Daily News

40-turbine wind project under way | Bangor Daily News.

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Jonesport, Lubec wind farm plans gain supporters | Bangor Daily News

Jonesport, Lubec wind farm plans gain supporters | Bangor Daily News.

Wind power draft hits regulation snag | Bangor Daily News

Wind power draft hits regulation snag – Bangor Daily News.

First Wind details new project in Maine | Bangor Daily News

First Wind details new project – Bangor Daily News.

Wind market report: Offshore wind farms to outpace land-based development | SustainableBusiness.com News

During the next five years, the production of offshore wind farms will far outpace the production of land-based wind turbines, according to a new market report.

Guiding the accelerated interest in offshore wind initiatives are government cash and tax incentives that promote renewable energy development, particularly in Europe and the United States, according to research firm SBI Energy.

In addition, the ongoing improvement in the quality of offshore wind products that can withstand stronger gusts, reduce maintenance cycles, and reduce the shipping expenses of turbines to offshore job sites are also vital to the market’s future. Meanwhile, offshore wind manufacturers will fuel growth by finding ways to reduce costs associated with offshore projects, which will subsequently attract greater investment from governments and private energy companies.

“Our analysts project that total offshore installed capacity will grow at an astounding 92% compound annual growth rate during the next five years to reach more than 79,700 megawatts,” says Shelley Carr, publisher for SBI Energy.

Click on the link for the rest of this press release found on SustainableBusiness.com.

Ribbon-cutting launches Maine’s Stetson II wind project | Bangor Daily News

Ribbon-cutting launches Stetson II wind project – Bangor Daily News.

Excess wind power finds home on Maine islands | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Excess wind power finds home on Maine islands | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Environmentalists, business interests talk up wind power in Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Environmentalists, business interests talk up wind power | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Maine high court upholds state wind farm law | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine high court upholds state wind farm law | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Updated NREL figures show much greater U.S. wind power potential

Updated NREL Figures Show Much Greater US Wind Power Potential

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Baldacci seeks wind power cooperation – Bangor Daily News

Baldacci seeks wind power cooperation – Bangor Daily News.

NMCC takes steps to research wind power – Bangor Daily News

 NMCC takes steps to research wind power – Bangor Daily News.

UMaine to oppose wind power lawsuit

UMaine to oppose wind power lawsuit

Activists’ appeal to put wind rules in spotlight | Portland Press Herald

(Maine lawmakers and regulators have to figure out how to fix the problems and get wind power going. Otherwise, there may be no other choice than to hand over the keys to the nation to the Saudis or the Chinese. — KM)

Activists’ appeal to put wind rules in spotlight | Portland Press Herald

Jackson residents approve wind turbine limits

JACKSON, Maine — Residents this weekend approved a controversial wind turbine ordinance that would impose strict regulations on industrial wind power developments.

Among other things, the ordinance — written by the planning board and the wind energy subcommittee — stipulates that any 400-foot-tall turbines erected must be at least a mile from any houses.

Although the 111-75 vote Saturday morning at a special town meeting has cheered many who oppose large-scale wind facilities in Maine, it also has dismayed some in this rural town of about 500 people who feel the ordinance is too restrictive and shortsighted.

“I was disappointed,” said Duane Lahaye of Jackson, a past member of the planning board who uses several small windmills at his home. “We have to think as an entire nation. We can’t just think as people who don’t want it ‘in my backyard.’ For the better good of everybody, these windmills would have been great.”

The new ordinance replaces a moratorium on wind energy projects that has been in place since January 2009 and was enacted in response to proposals to erect a series of wind towers along Mount Harris and Ricker Ridge in Jackson, Dixmont and Thorndike. Dixmont voters last November approved an ordinance requiring a 1-mile setback between wind turbines and homes.

Click on the link for the rest of today’s story by Abigail Curtis of the Bangor Daily News.

Wind Host Benefits – Bangor Daily News

 Wind Host Benefits – Bangor Daily News.

Activist seeks halt to offshore wind power testing

Activist seeks halt to offshore wind power testing

Bill would guarantee benefits for hosting wind farms

(Hope this works to help promote wind power in Maine. — KM)

 Bill would guarantee benefits for hosting wind farms

 

Maine DEP approves wind project in Aroostook

Maine DEP approves wind project in Aroostook

Collins: U.S. should back wind energy | Portland Press Herald

 Collins: U.S. should back wind energy | Portland Press Herald.