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University study says wind turbines threaten migrating bats

Sep. 22, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest bat that that migrates south for the winter faces a serious threat from wind turbines, according to a study by the by Oregon State University-Cascades. The study concludes that the hoary bat faces an uncertain future because its numbers have declined by 2% per year,...

Dominion planning large wind farm off Virginia coast

Sep. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast. The company told The Associated Press ahead of a public announcement that the project would include about 220 wind...

New Jersey wind farm may connect to ex-nuke plant equipment

Sep. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A wind energy farm planned off the coast of Atlantic City could bring its power ashore at the site of a former nuclear power plant. Orsted, which plans the windmill project, said Tuesday it would run a cable from the Atlantic City offshore site to the former Oyster Creek nuclear...

Fishermen demand a say in decisions on offshore wind energy

Sep. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the waters near them. Fishermen...

Township zoning aims to bar pipelines, turbines near trail

Sep. 15, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania township has approved zoning changes aimed at blocking projects such as natural gas pipelines, wind turbines, solar panels and cellphone towers from being located near its section of the Appalachian Trail. Plainfield Township supervisors unanimously last week...

Hawaii wind farm allowed to increase incidental bat deaths

Sep. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii state and federal agencies have approved an energy company's request to increase the number of allowed incidental bat deaths at its Maui wind farm, officials said. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources accepted Auwahi Wind...

New York siting board approves 242-megawatt wind farm

Sep. 14, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A wind farm with up to 68 turbines in Steuben County has been approved by New York's Electric Generation Siting Board. The 242-megawatt Baron Winds project will be built in the towns of Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont and Wayland. It will connect with the state's electrical grid through...

Montana county officials approve $406M wind farm project

Sep. 12, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon-based company has received approval to build a 114-turbine wind farm in Montana that would generate enough electricity to power more than 76,000 homes a year. The Billings Gazette reports that Carbon County commissioners approved PacifiCorp's $406 million project last week....

Fishermen frustrated at turbine distance in wind farm plans

Sep. 12, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island fishermen say they're frustrated that plans for offshore wind farms don't reflect their concerns about spacing between turbines. Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource discussed their 130-megawatt South Fork Wind Farm at a recent meeting. The Providence Journal...

T. Boone Pickens, oilman and renewables advocate, dies at 91

Sep. 11, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91. Pickens was surrounded by friends and family when he died of natural causes under hospice care at his Dallas home, spokesman Jay Rosser said....