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June 1, 2011
Stephen P. Kunz's screed against hydraulic fracking ("Coal set the stage for natural-gas free-for-all," Thursday) actually worked to endorse the drilling-for-gas technique. My family has lived in and around the western Pennsylvania coal regions for 50 years, and not once in anyone's memory has long-wall mining ever been mentioned as an environmental concern. On the contrary, for decades, long-wall mining has saved thousands of coalfield jobs and helped make those jobs safer. It is interesting that in so long a piece about the environmental horrors of long-wall mining, Kunz cites not one example of such a project gone bad. Rather than publishing anybody with something bad to say about fracking - irrespective of whether any facts are adduced to support the argument - The Inquirer might want to expose the easily demonstrated environmental harm done by ethanol production and wind turbines.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2011 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eleven companies have submitted proposals to build green-power wind turbines on 554 square miles off New Jersey's shore. The companies submitted proposals to erect giant windmills on federal tracts stretching from Avalon to Barnegat Light. The tracts lie between eight miles and 26.5 miles offshore. "This robust response from offshore wind developers makes it clear that commercial interest in development of wind turbines is strong," Bob Martin, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, said in a statement.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2012 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
The potential for wind turbines off the coast of New Jersey passed one more hurdle Thursday, when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that several "priority areas" in the Mid-Atlantic had passed an initial environmental review. That allows the department to begin the process of offering leases to developers. "Offshore wind holds incredible potential for our country, and we're moving full-steam ahead to accelerate the siting, leasing, and construction of new projects," Salazar said.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Workers in Bucks County will load 10 giant wind turbines onto a ship this weekend, dispatching the first part of an order that Gamesa USA is building for a buyer in South America. But after Gamesa completes the order for 25 windmills, around the end of February, there are no other jobs in the pipeline for the company's seven-year-old factory in Fairless Hills. The domestic market for new wind turbines has stalled. "We probably won't see any orders for several months," said David J. Rosenberg, the vice president of marketing for Gamesa, the Spanish wind-turbine manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Trevose.
NEWS
April 11, 2012 | By Andrew Duffelmeyer, Associated Press
TRENTON - Fishermen's Energy, the company likely closest to placing wind turbines off the coast of New Jersey, is seeking more time to file an amended application with state regulators after harsh criticism of its initial proposal by consultants. The extension request by Cape May-based Fishermen's Energy is to be taken up Wednesday by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. The company wants to put five or six turbines 2.8 miles off the coast of Atlantic City in a $200 million, 25-megawatt project intended to provide enough electricity to power 10,000 homes.
NEWS
July 13, 2006 | Inquirer staff
Pa. agency funds demonstration wind turbines HARRISBURG - Public facilities in 15 Pennsylvania counties have been approved to receive small wind turbines as part of the Small Wind Energy Project, Gov. Rendell said yesterday. In funding the project, the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority recently awarded a $193,000 grant to Southwest Windpower to place 15 small advanced-technology wind turbines in highly visible locations at schools, local government buildings, and other public facilities across the state.
NEWS
August 10, 2012 | By Alana Semuels and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
DES MOINES, Iowa - It's an overriding conservative principle: Scale back government interference and let businesses survive or fail on their merits. But standing by that principle may hurt Mitt Romney in Iowa, a hotly contested swing state that could provide a crucial six electoral college votes in November. Romney recently upset many conservatives here by saying he would end a government tax credit that helps subsidize a burgeoning wind industry in the state. Some of them - farmers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year for having wind turbines on their property - say they won't vote for Romney because of his wind position.
NEWS
January 16, 2013
Atlantic Wind Connection announced Tuesday that it has selected New Jersey for the first phase for its transmission project that envisions connecting giant offshore wind farms to the power grid. The Princeton consortium's plans call for converting power generated by wind turbines to high-voltage direct-current electricity that would be transmitted to the mainland by undersea cables. The power would be converted on offshore platforms about 260 feet long, 165 feet wide and 11 stories above the water, according to its application filed with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2012
The Philadelphia Eagles' season has not yet officially begun, but the NFL team has already been declared an environmental winner. The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Green Sports Alliance on Wednesday cited the Eagles franchise as one of 20 leaders in the green-energy movement. The Eagles are retrofitting Lincoln Financial Field with solar panels, wind turbines and a biodiesel/natural gas generator that can produce 100 percent of the stadium's energy needs. The project, which is being installed by NRG Energy Inc. of Princeton, will give the Eagles "the most extensive on-site renewable system of any U.S. sports stadium," NRDC says.
NEWS
February 27, 2010 | By Jonathan Tamari INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
What do you add to an oceanfront attraction that already boasts a Ferris wheel, go-karts, a double-decker carousel, and something called the Crazy Mouse Coaster? How about modern-day windmills? The owners of Atlantic City's Steel Pier are working to add up to 10 wind turbines to their amusement site, saying they could have the first pier in the country to host wind power. "This will be a whole new facet," said Anthony Catanoso, the Steel Pier's president and part-owner.
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April 30, 2014
Look before the leap Let's not expand the agony by adding further delays to the divorce process as Beverly Willett proposes ("Time to reform divorce laws," April 25). In place of the gasoline-on-the-fire adversarial system, let's institute divorce mediation and pre-marital contracts that parties to a marriage would draft themselves and sign as a prerequisite to getting a marriage license. That offers a means for easing the inflammatory horror of divorce by getting government and the courts out of people's private lives.
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April 23, 2014 | BY JOHN M. CRISP
HERE'S A LOCAL story with national implications: With an average wind speed of around 12 mph, the city where I live isn't the windiest place in the country. But on many days - especially during spring and the long, hot summer - a strong, steady flow off the Gulf of Mexico makes Corpus Christi, Texas, a dependable destination for windsurfers and sailors. The energy in wind is impressive. Thus, the last half-decade has seen significant development of wind farms in the area, including the 168-turbine Penascal complex, 40 miles south of the city, and 196 turbines at the Papalote Creek installation to the north, which produces enough energy to supply 114,000 homes.
NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wind turbines have been lauded as carbon-free energy sources, and denounced as whirring monsters that kill birds, bats, and scenic views. The twain have yet to meet. But what if wind energy could do more than just crank out electricity? What if it could blow away Mother Nature with a massive offshore array of turbines powerful enough to blunt the force of hurricanes? Researchers from the University of Delaware and Stanford University have concluded it is possible. Their computer model showed that a large wind farm off the East Coast could have have reduced the wind speed of Hurricane Sandy about 80 m.p.h., and lessened the storm surge - the flooding that ruined so many homes and businesses - up to 21 percent.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a key wind-energy tax credit set to expire Wednesday, Gamesa Technology Corp., the Spanish-based wind-turbine company with operations in Bucks County, said Thursday that it had signed a "framework agreement" with EDP Renewables to produce up to 225 of its latest generation of turbines through 2016. Gamesa issued a statement saying this was the largest such agreement for its G114-2.0 Megawatt turbines. Such turbines, which cost about $2 million apiece early in 2013, are the size of a cargo container and are hoisted atop towers to produce energy from the turning blades of a windmill.
NEWS
April 15, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NORTH EAST, Pa. - Some northwestern Pennsylvania residents want limits placed on the size of wind turbines that can be built in their area and a ban on commercial windmills within a mile of any neighborhood. Neighbors For A Responsible North East also wants a requirement that developers set aside money to cover any depreciation in private property after a wind farm is built and the cost to remove nonfunctional turbines, the Erie Times-News said. One of the organizers, Paul Crowe, said members are trying to spread the word about plans to build a commercial wind farm in North East Township before any ordinances are considered.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Workers in Bucks County will load 10 giant wind turbines onto a ship this weekend, dispatching the first part of an order that Gamesa USA is building for a buyer in South America. But after Gamesa completes the order for 25 windmills, around the end of February, there are no other jobs in the pipeline for the company's seven-year-old factory in Fairless Hills. The domestic market for new wind turbines has stalled. "We probably won't see any orders for several months," said David J. Rosenberg, the vice president of marketing for Gamesa, the Spanish wind-turbine manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Trevose.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2013
In the Region   Plan for giant wind farms off N.J.   Atlantic Wind Connection announced Tuesday that it selected New Jersey for the first phase for its transmission project that envisions connecting giant offshore wind farms to the power grid. The Princeton consortium's plans call for converting power generated by wind turbines to high-voltage direct-current electricity that would be transmitted to the mainland by undersea cables. The power would be converted on offshore platforms about 260 feet long, 165 feet wide and 11 stories above the water, according to its application filed with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management . The NJ Energy Link would connect offshore power to users in northern, central and southern New Jersey.
NEWS
January 16, 2013
Atlantic Wind Connection announced Tuesday that it has selected New Jersey for the first phase for its transmission project that envisions connecting giant offshore wind farms to the power grid. The Princeton consortium's plans call for converting power generated by wind turbines to high-voltage direct-current electricity that would be transmitted to the mainland by undersea cables. The power would be converted on offshore platforms about 260 feet long, 165 feet wide and 11 stories above the water, according to its application filed with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2013
"I think it will take a little while for this to work its way to the manufacturing sector, but it will be a stimulus. " - David J. Rosenberg, vice president, Langhorne-based Gamesa USA, which makes wind turbines, on extension of a wind-power tax credit. "I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills they have already racked up through the laws that they passed. " - President Obama, on the next financial crisis, raising the debt limit.
BUSINESS
January 4, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The extension of the federal wind-power tax credit as part of the fiscal cliff package was hailed as a victory Wednesday by renewable power advocates. But a Bucks County wind-turbine manufacturer, where much of the workforce was furloughed in September because of a slowdown in orders, is unlikely to ramp up production any time soon because of the last-minute congressional rescue of the tax credit. "I think it will take a little while for this to work its way to the manufacturing sector, but it will be a stimulus," said David J. Rosenberg, the vice president of marketing for Gamesa USA, the Spanish wind-turbine manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Langhorne.
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