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2009-03-18 09:01:00

INDIANAPOLIS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Wind Energy has selected Bowen Engineering as the balance of plant contractor for the Meadow Lake wind farm in White County, Indiana. This 200 megawatt facility is the first of several wind farms Horizon is developing in Indiana. "Horizon is a leader in wind energy, and our team is pleased to work with such an outstanding firm," said Bowen Operations Manager Dennis Ward. "Renewable energy, particularly wind energy, is in a growth phase. We are...

2008-10-13 00:00:23

By CRAIG D REBER Wind power Q & A Question: Are wind turbines loud? Answer: Modern wind turbines put out about 45 decibels. By comparison, a lawnmower registers 90 decibels, truck traffic 80 decibels and normal conversation about 60 decibels. Question: Will the shadows from the blades bother people? Answer: There is a phenomenon known as "shadow flicker," which happens when the rotating blades are between the sun and the viewer, causing a moving shadow. Shadow flicker can be annoying,...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

By Associated Press SPANISH FORK -- A new wind farm that can produce up to 19 megawatts of electricity has been dedicated. Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. and officials with Wasatch Wind and Edison Mission Group -- which together spearheaded the project -- are praising the farm, saying wind energy reduces carbon dioxide and creates a more environment-friendly resource. The farm at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon has nine wind turbines and can produce enough power for about 6,000 homes. The...

2008-10-05 15:00:00

By SCOTT FALLON, STAFF WRITER The first offshore wind farm in New Jersey, and possibly the nation, will be built by the state's largest energy company off the coast of Atlantic City and Avalon. The plan to build 96 turbines 16 to 21 miles offshore was approved Friday by the state Board of Public Utilities. The project will cost $1.1 billion. After considering proposals from five companies, the BPU awarded a $4 million start-up grant to Garden State Offshore Energy, a joint venture...

2008-09-08 03:00:22

By Schouten, Cory Alternative-energy giant Horizon Wind Energy is opening an Indianapolis office focused on developing up to four new wind farms in Indiana at a cost of more than $2 billion. The Houston-based company is renovating space on the top floor of the 12-story J.F. Wild Building at 129 E. Market St., where it plans to manage development of new wind farms in Indiana and Ohio. The firm is taking about 2,500 square feet and has an option to take another 1,600 square feet. It will...

2008-07-07 03:00:15

By Carbonaro, Maria Gov. David A. Paterson has announced the award of $24.9 million in grants from the State Environmental Protection Fund's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for 97 projects across New York State. These awards cover a variety of planning, design, and construction projects that focus on economic, community, environmental, and recreational improvements. Grants were given to projects in every region of the state. The Department of State's Division of Coastal...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.