Category Archives: Virginia Wind

Botetourt County: so basically, just shut up!

Have fun following this: APEX Clean Energy is interested in building an industrial wind project in Botetourt County, Virginia. As a result, Botetourt County Supervisors were inspired to write an ordinance to protect all county citizens from the wind industry’s … Continue reading

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Too hot to work?

Several Keyser, WV residents were surprised that during the recent spell of very … very hot days, the 23 massive wind turbines of the Pinnacle wind plant in Mineral County WV sat idle for much of the time.  One would … Continue reading

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Measuring Wind Energy Performance

While the report below is focused on Virginia, the recommendations included should be followed by all regulatory agencies with the authority to grant a license to construct and operate a wind plant.  After all, who could argue with this request: … Continue reading

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Camp Allegheny Battlefield Nominated for the 2011 Most Endangered Historic Sites Listing

The Highlanders for Responsible Development (HRD) has released the following statement to the press: Threatened by Wind Turbines: Camp Allegheny Nominated for the 2011 Most Endangered Historic Sites Listing of the National Trust for Historic Preservation ———————————————————————————————————– May 15, 2011  … Continue reading

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Eagle – Schmeagle! … “by the time problems are unveiled in post-construction monitoring, they’ve sold the facility.”

Thanks to Rick Webb of VA Wind for pointing us to a posting at North American Windpower:  “FWS Official To Wind Developers: Our Door Is Always Open” The title of the article might be a bit misleading if you read … Continue reading

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Virginia citizens secure legal representation to insure Highland New Wind Development complies with Endangered Species Act

Statement from VA Wind: A Final Attempt At Resolution:  Highland New Wind Development Confronts the Endangered Species Act Despite warnings from citizens, recommendations from natural resource management agencies, and the fact that a number of similarly situated wind turbine projects … Continue reading

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Hollister Hartman, PhD: “The Weight of Evidence shows that Poor Mountain must be rejected as UNSUITABLE for siting the proposed wind project.”

Well, that should do it, don’t you think?  No sense plopping the 747 size turbines on Virginia’s Poor Mountain.  Heck, when conditions are “prime,” the turbines have a difficult time puffing out enough electricity to read by, especially if you … Continue reading

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