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wind farm proposal in reno county draws attention


haven, kan. (ap) — an energy company is proposing a wind farm with 100 turbines in reno county near haven. more than 100 people attended an open house this week to discuss the plans from nextera energy. the proposed farm would generate 200- to 300-megawatts of power, enough to power about 60,000 homes. project director […]






mclean county to hold hearing on wind farm proposal


bloomington, ill. (ap) — mclean county officials are considering a proposal for a new central illinois wind farm that would include about 100 turbines and other structures. the pantagraph reports a public hearing will be held jan. 2 on the plan from chicago alternative energy company invenergy. the company submitted paperwork for a permit to […]






northern indiana county nixes allowing proposed wind farm


rochester, ind. (ap) — officials in a northern indiana county have voted against zoning rules that could have allowed a british-based energy company to build a wind farm proposed across parts of three counties. fulton county commissioners decided this week to strike down the county’s commercial wind ordinance after protests over the project from renewable […]






deadline for offshore wind farm proposals approaching


boston (ap) — offshore wind farm developers are preparing to submit proposals for large-scale operations off massachusetts. the state set wednesday as the deadline for companies seeking to supply at least 400 megawatts of offshore wind power to massachusetts’ utilities. a decision is expected next year. deepwater wind, bay state wind and vineyard wind are […]






4,700-unit housing development planned for reno


reno, nev. (ap) — a proposal to build 4,700 housing units on a former ranch in reno could help take a chunk out of the region’s housing shortage if the developers can overcome at least one big challenge — it’s in a flood plain. the reno gazette-journal reports principal planner andy durling says the development […]






after requests for a solar farm, will county seeks more details to 'get it right


faced with the first of many requests for a solar farm, will county officials said they are warm to the idea, but want to make sure they "get it right" the first time. several issues were raised during tuesday's meeting of the land use committee by county officials and residents regarding a proposal...






block island sees benefits of offshore wind farm 1 year out


new shoreham, r.i. (ap) — block island residents say a year-old offshore wind farm has positively impacted tourism, but residents also have their concerns and reservations. the block island tourism council says the island has seen increased tourism for people coming to see the wind farm. rhode island public radio reports that the farm has […]






new wind power project goes online in southern vermont


searsburg, vt. (ap) — the country’s first wind farm in a national forest is now making power in southern vermont. the 30-megawatt, 15-turbine deerfield wind farm on green mountain national forest land in the towns of searsburg and readsboro went online friday. the developer of the project, avangrid renewables, says it’s the first wind farm […]






full-go for nc wind farm that politicians claimed is threat


north carolina's first large-scale wind farm is fully operational despite efforts by some of the state's most powerful politicians to shut down the $400 million project as a possible national security threat.






full-go for nc wind farm that politicians claimed is threat


raleigh, n.c. (ap) — north carolina’s first large-scale wind farm is fully operational despite efforts by some of the state’s most powerful politicians to shut down the $400 million project as a possible national security threat. avangrid renewables said thursday its 104 wind turbines reaching 50-stories tall are now generating enough electricity for 60,000 homes. […]






1st us offshore wind farm goes ‘full throttle’ during storm


providence, r.i. (ap) — the company that built the united states’ first offshore wind farm says the powerful storm that hit the northeast this week was a chance to go “full throttle” and put the turbines through their paces. deepwater wind says all five turbines off rhode island operated at full capacity during much of […]






nebraska to build wind farm to power facebook center


wakefield, neb. (ap) — utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern nebraska to power a planned facebook data center will distribute $80 million in property tax and landowners payments in its first 20 years. the sioux city journal reports that the rattlesnake creek wind project will be built between the towns […]






police kill gunman with hostage in reno condo


reno, nevada (ap) — an officer-involved shooting is under way in reno after police shot and killed a gunman who took a hostage and opened fire on the streets below from the eighth floor of a downtown condominium. sparks police officer ken gallop said wednesday the gunman was killed after reno police and a county […]






1st us offshore wind farm goes 'full throttle' during storm


the company that built the united states' first offshore wind farm says the powerful storm that hit the northeast this week was a chance to go "full throttle" and put the turbines through their paces.






xcel energy announces plans for new south dakota wind farm


minneapolis (ap) — xcel energy has announced plans to build and own a 300-megawatt wind farm in grant and roberts counties of northeastern south dakota. minneapolis-based xcel says the dakota range i and ii project puts the company on pace to be the first u.s. utility to surpass 10,000 megawatts of wind on its system, […]






don't clear 350 acres for a solar farm in shoreham


the most compelling argument is that lipa should let the shoreham solar proposal be gone with the wind.






xcel will reach milestone with new south dakota wind farm


it is on track to be the first u.s. utility to surpass 10k megawatts of wind-energy generation.






developer abandons plans for long-stalled cape cod wind farm


boston (ap) — a massachusetts company is abandoning its long-stalled plans for a wind farm off cape cod. cape wind associates notified the federal bureau of ocean energy management this week that it has ceased operations and was surrendering its federal lease for 46 square miles (119 square kilometers) in nantucket sound. company vice president […]






1st us offshore wind farm powering more of rhode island


providence, r.i. (ap) — the nation’s first offshore wind farm is powering more of rhode island. the block island power company says it shut down its diesel generators and transferred the island’s electrical grid monday, a savings of nearly 1 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. deepwater wind’s five turbines began generating power for the […]






man who threw punches at stanek in reno won't be charged


nevada prosecutors declined to file charges against the man who had an altercation with hennepin county sheriff rich stanek in a reno casino lobby.






nebraska to build wind farm to power facebook data center


utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power to a planned facebook data center.






developer abandons plans for long-stalled cape cod wind farm


a massachusetts company is abandoning its long-stalled plans for a wind farm off cape cod.






warnings posted on reno roads after 4 horses struck, killed


reno, nev. (ap) — four horses have been struck and killed by vehicles in reno since the beginning of october. the reno gazette-journal reports that city officials on tuesday said they’ve posted signs warning drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for horses. since mid-august, the reno police department has received 13 calls […]






washoe county confirms first hantavirus death since 1995


reno, nev. (ap) — washoe county health officials have confirmed their first fatal case of hantavirus (han’-tuh-veye-russ) in more than 20 years. the county health district said wednesday a south reno resident who contracted the disease transmitted by rodents died late last week. dr. randall todd, the director of the district’s epidemiology program, says it […]






three tours coming to deer hollow farm


deer hollow farm’s annual farm tours begin march 11 at the historic farm located within rancho san antonio county park near cupertino and los altos hills.






developers proposing offshore wind farms


boston (ap) — offshore wind farm developers are submitting proposals for large-scale operations off massachusetts. deepwater wind ceo jeff grybowski says his company will submit two proposals by wednesday’s deadline for firms seeking to supply at least 400 megawatts of offshore wind energy to massachusetts power companies. one plan calls for about 25 turbines generating […]






xcel unveils new phase of wind power construction, with huge plant in s.d.


the site in eastern south dakota will produce as much energy as xcel’s giant wind farm in colorado.






suspect accused of pointing gun at reno firefighters


reno, nev. (ap) — authorities say reno firefighters investigating a possible gas leak came face to face with a gun. reno police say firefighters were called saturday shortly before noon about a gas leak coming from inside an apartment. upon approach, 48-year-old michael whiteford opened the door and pointed a firearm at two of the […]






poll: caltrain sales tax hike draws huge voter support


a proposal to increase sales taxes in santa clara county, san mateo county and francisco to fund a big expansion of caltrain has captured support from 74 percent of voters, an indication of driver frustration about brutal traffic jams.






france wants to build a wind farm on a wwi battlefield: ‘at the first stroke of


australia lost more than 10,000 troops as it tried - unsuccessfully - to break the hindenburg line, a shortened front to which germany had withdrawn. the government is outraged with the proposal






man gets life sentence for assaulting reno shop worker


reno, nev. (ap) — a man was sentenced to life in prison after authorities say he sexually assaulted a woman who was working at a reno sandwich shop on christmas eve last year. the reno gazette-journal reports the sentence for 29-year-old chad anthony phillips was handed down on tuesday. he must serve at least 10 […]






british company planning northern indiana wind farm


logansport, ind. (ap) — a british-based energy company is working on plans for a wind farm with perhaps more than 300 turbines in parts of three northern indiana counties. officials with renewable energy systems are looking at locations in cass, fulton and miami counties for the project. company development director brad lila tells the (logansport) […]






san diego getting one last blast of santa ana winds


the santa anas are still blowing through san diego county, mostly in the wind corridors of east county and north county. the national weather service says the wind gusted to 75 mph early sunday at sill hill, the high peak near descanso. the winds are mostly in the 20 to 40 mph range elsewhere....






dominion energy to build 2 wind turbines off virginia coast


dominion energy announced monday it is partnering with a danish energy company to build two wind turbines off the virginia coast, an effort years in the making that the utility said could lead to the development of a much larger wind farm.






sdg&e turns off power to parts of inland san diego county as winds gust to 75 mp


sdg&e turned off the power to about 1,350 customers in eight areas in east county and north county on wednesday night to protect the power grid and minimize the risk of wildfires as a santa ana wind storm picked up speed. the sill hill weather station near descanso measured wind gusts up to 75...