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TransCanada Corporation’s Kibby Wind Power Project, Franklin County, ME

STATUS: Complete TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Friends of the Boundary Mountains PROSPECTS:  Complete  BACKGROUND:  The Kibby Wind Power Project developed by TransCanada is the largest wind power development in New England.  The wind farm is located in the community of Eustis, … Continue reading

Radar Ridge Project, WA

STATUS: Prolonged Delay TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Audubon Society; Environmentalists PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Energy Northwest has proposed the Radar Ridge Project, which would install 32 wind turbines in Pacific County near Naselle.  The project is valued at over $200 million. Construction … Continue reading

Whistling Ridge Wind Project, WA

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: National Park Service; U.S. Forest Service;  Friends of the Gorge, SOSA; Friends of Columbia George PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The Whistling Ridge project would consist of up to fifty wind turbines producing a … Continue reading

Georgia Mountain Wind Project, VT

STATUS: In progress, opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Residents of Milton and Georgia; Citizens for the Preservation of Georgia Mountain PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The $21.4 million project would generate up to 12 megawatts, enough electricity for over 3,500 Vermont homes. The … Continue reading

East River Mountain Wind Project, VA

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Mountain Preservation Association; local residents PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Dominion and BP Wind Energy North America Inc. purchased 2,560 acres of land in Tazewell County for the East River Mountain wind turbine project, a … Continue reading

Osage BioEnergy Ethanol Plant, VA

STATUS: Complete TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Local officials (City Councilor Chris Harris); local residents PROSPECTS: Complete BACKGROUND: Osage BioEnergy planned to build a barley ethanol facility in Hopewell, Virginia that was scheduled to go online in the spring 2010. Upon completion, … Continue reading

Highland New Wind Project, VA

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents   PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  In 2005, the Highland County Board of Supervisors approved a Conditional Use Permit for a new wind farm located in western Highland County, Virginia, bordering West … Continue reading

Shanker’s Bend Hydropower Project, WA

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Hydropower OPPOSITION: Hydropower Reform Coalition; The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: Shankers Bend is a 42-megawatt water storage and hydroelectric project located on the Similkameen River in Okanogan County, Washington. The … Continue reading

Desert Claim Wind Power Project, WA

TYPE:  Wind Power Project STATUS:  In progress, with opposition OPPOSITION:  Kittitas County officials; local residents BACKGROUND:  EnXco wants to build a wind farm on 5,200 acres, north of Ellensburg, Washington. With 95 turbines and 190-megawatts of power generating capacity, Desert Claim … Continue reading

Penascal Wind Farm, TX

STATUS: Complete TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Coastal Habitat Alliance; King Ranch PROSPECTS: Complete BACKGROUND:  The $440 million Penascal Wind Farm is located in Kenedy County, Texas.  The project consists of 84 turbines.  The developer of the project is Iberdrola Renewables.  These … Continue reading