Wild Meadows Wind Project http://nhpr.org en Weighing Wind Power http://nhpr.org/post/weighing-wind-power <p>When one of country’s first wind farms came to Crotched Mountain New Hampshire in 1980, wind power seemed an environmental “no-brainer”: a pollution-free renewable energy source. &nbsp;&nbsp;Although the project only lasted a year, it was considered a success for the future of wind development. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:00:18 +0000 The Exchange 45601 at http://nhpr.org Weighing Wind Power Wind Developer Puts Newfound Project "On Hold" http://nhpr.org/post/wind-developer-puts-newfound-project-hold <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The developer of the proposed 23-turbine Wild Meadows wind farm has announced that it will put the project on hold. </span>Iberdrola<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Renewables<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says it will focus its resources on resolving disputes around another wind farm in Groton.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:18:29 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 43968 at http://nhpr.org Wind Developer Puts Newfound Project "On Hold" N.H. House To Take Up Wind, Transmission Moratorium http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-take-wind-transmission-moratorium <p></p><p>Wednesday the New Hampshire House of Representatives will take up a bill proposing a moratorium on wind turbines and electric transmission projects.</p><p>The Science, Technology, and Energy Committee voted 13 to 6 to recommend killing this bill, which failed to make it to the House floor last year, but the politics surrounding wind farms and Northern Pass have become volatile.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:41:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 42210 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House To Take Up Wind, Transmission Moratorium Newfound Voters Reject Wind Farms http://nhpr.org/post/newfound-voters-reject-wind-farms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s town meeting season. Around Newfound Lake Several towns are contemplating non-binding resolutions to take the pulse of voters on the question of wind-farms.</span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 03:54:10 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 23585 at http://nhpr.org Newfound Voters Reject Wind Farms Wind Moratorium Won't Make It Out Of Committee http://nhpr.org/post/wind-moratorium-wont-make-it-out-committee <p></p><p></p><p>New Hampshire’s legislature will not put a moratorium on new wind projects... at least not now.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today a house committee voted to work on the bill over the summer.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several members of the Science, Technology and Energy committee, like Meredith Republican Herbert </span>Vadney<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, indicated support for a moratorium, because of the controversy bubbling around Newfound Lake. </span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:29:47 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 23125 at http://nhpr.org Wind Moratorium Won't Make It Out Of Committee Third Wind Farm In The Works For Newfound Lake http://nhpr.org/post/third-wind-farm-works-newfound-lake <p>There’s a third wind farm in the works in the Newfound Lake Region. Portuguese Wind company EDP renewables is studying wind potential in the towns of Groton and Alexandria. The zoning board and selectmen in Groton have voted to allow EDP to install a meteorological tower, which is one of many steps on the road toward proposing a wind farm.</p><p>Bob Piehler – part of a group of activists from around Newfound lake opposes any new wind project in the region – says EDP showed a mockup of where the potential turbines could be placed.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:17:17 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 17753 at http://nhpr.org Newfound Lake Group Opposes Grafton Wind Project http://nhpr.org/post/newfound-lake-group-opposes-grafton-wind-project <p>The <a href="http://www.newfoundlake.org/">Newfound Lake Region Association</a> is adding its voice to those opposing a new wind farm. As proposed, the <a href="http://www.newfoundlake.org/">Wild Meadows Wind Power Project</a> would include 37 turbines spaced out over six-thousand acres leased in Alexandria, Danbury, and Grafton.&nbsp; At the blades’ peak, the towers would be 400-feet tall.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 23:44:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 17381 at http://nhpr.org Newfound Lake Group Opposes Grafton Wind Project