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  • Published
    September 22, 2022

    Could conservation and wind turbine port coexist on Sears Island? Some think so

    There have been a number of projects considered on Sears Island but a wind turbine port could intersect public recreation on the island with industrial development in the renewable energy sector.

  • Published
    September 15, 2010

    Federal and state officials talk offshore wind, way offshore

    As Augusta eyes a trio of offshore wind energy demonstration sites, federal and state officials met at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Sept. 13 to discuss the potential of siting wind turbines further out to sea, in the federally-controlled waters of the Outer Continental Shelf. The daylong meeting, attended by officials from a number of federal agencies, representatives of the state and ...

  • Published
    March 12, 2010

    Thorndike wind ordinance comes to vote after developers have gone

    Residents will be asked to approve or reject a newly-minted wind energy ordinance at their annual town meeting Saturday, March 20. The document, which requires a mile setback from the nearest residence, follows in the footsteps of recently approved wind ordinances in neighboring Jackson and Dixmont. But according to Thorndike town officials and representatives of several wind energy companies, the document may ...

  • Published
    February 22, 2010

    Citizens’ task force calls for wind power moratorium

    For Ethan Hall, who lives 3,500 feet from a wind turbine on Vinalhaven, being subjected to the turbine's sound is like listening to a dripping faucet — "torture." "I wouldn't be here if it was easy to get used to," Hall said at a Feb. 19 press conference at the Statehouse Hall of Flags. "The sound is different from anything I have ever heard. It is an intense pulsing. It is impossible to block or mask this ...

  • Published
    January 26, 2010

    Environmental activist asks court to halt offshore wind power project

    A Rockland man, who for much of the past two decades has tackled a variety of environmental issues, has gone to court to halt the proposed demonstration wind power project off Monhegan Island. Ron Huber claimed in his appeal filed Jan. 26 in Knox County Superior Court that the designation of waters off Monhegan as a test site violates his constitutional rights to practice his religious stewardship of Penobscot ...

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