Tag Archives: VA Wind

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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Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for August 18, 2011

Items of interest: 1-SCHNARE: Campaign advice for ‘all of the abovers’ – Washington Times (h/t – Larry Thomas – Allegheny Highlands Alliance) 2-Exactly when did it become the role of the Secretary of the Interior to market a commercial product? … 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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VA Wind questions Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality on “flawed” regulations.

As background:  The Commonwealth of Virginia legislature has passed legislation wherein permitting authority for industrial wind energy projects not exceeding 100 megawatts from the State Corporation Commission to the Department of Environmental Quality. Under the legislation, the DEQ is to develop … Continue reading

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The view from Brightside Acres: Highland New Wind Development and the Endangered Species Act

From our good friends at Brightside Acres: Never Give Up Tuesday May 18, 2010 “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald Legal issues facing Highland New Wind Development (HNWD) will most-certainly delay construction of the … Continue reading

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