"North Carolina Moves to Limit Wind Projects"

"The North Carolina State Senate has voted overwhelmingly to ban large wind turbines from the state’s scenic western ridgelines.

The 42-1 vote on Thursday represents the strongest stand against wind turbines taken by lawmakers in any state. The bill would amend a 1983 “ridge law” to allow only turbines that are 100 feet or smaller to be placed on ridgelines above 3,000 feet. This effectively bars industrial-sized turbines — which can reach several hundred feet in height — from the windy mountaintops.

The bill has been sent to the state’s House of Representatives for consideration. "

Kate Galbraith reports for the New York Times August 7, 2009.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009