Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for January 3, 2012

Editor’s note: We’ve taken a posting vacation over recent weeks, but ready to give 2012 a little kick in the rear. A few readers requested we post our “Breaking Wind” more often, and we’re happy to oblige.

Items of Interest:

1-Floyd County, Virginia residents attempt to protect the Blue RidgeThe Heartlander

2-From our friends at Better Plan, Wisconsin – “Wind developers solution to landowner’s complaints about noise? Make them pay for the study and put a lien on their property if they don’t AND Talking truth to the board of health.

3-Watch your pockets, Marylanders – Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he is ready to promote offshore wind energy in this year’s General Assembly but suggests his proposal will be less aggressive than one that failed in the 2011 legislature.

4-Speaking of watching your pockets –  Officials with E.On Climate & Renewables, the developer of two wind farms in operation in Iroquois County (Illinois), said they are working with State’s Attorney Jim Devine to negotiate how to provide financial securities related to the decommissioning of wind turbines.

5-Excellent new book hot off the presses.  Check it outLifestyle Lost

Note:  We’re lucky enough to have a sit down scheduled with the author very soon.  More to follow.

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