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2010-02-03 08:43:00

WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTC bulletin Board: MMGW), a Worcester, Massachusetts based Company, announced that a licensee, Electric City Wind Power Corporation, has signed a $10,800,000 agreement with Penobscot Mountain Wind, LLC, a wind power energy development group focused on distributed energy projects in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Distributed energy projects are based on localized energy production and distribution, a strategy...

2008-10-13 15:00:26

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF The debate over wind power soon will be blowing into additional Maine towns. First Wind, the Massachusetts company behind Maine's two largest wind energy facilities, plans to file applications with the state late this year or early next year for a facility with roughly 30 turbines in the southern Aroostook County town of Oakfield. The company also is moving forward with plans for projects in Rumford in western Maine as well as on Grand Manan Island...

2008-10-03 15:00:26

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF A group of Fort Kent residents is proposing a moratorium on industrial wind turbines within town limits until local officials can develop ordinances governing the enormous structures. The group has gathered roughly 220 signatures on a petition seeking a 180-day moratorium on construction of commercial wind power facilities as well as processing of any applications. The petition would allow the Town Council to extend the moratorium or cancel it once Fort...

2008-10-01 15:00:44

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LINCOLN - Nadia Wotton swims in the waters of Long Pond near the gentle slopes of Rollins Mountain every day in the summer. She spends half the year in a camp along the edge of the water, and she doesn't take it for granted, she said Tuesday. "My fear is that the aesthetics, the whole feel of the area and the views of the ridge, I really feel that this will be gone soon," Wotton said. "That's my biggest fear." That's why Wooton is a member of the...

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2008-09-27 12:30:00

MILFORD, Beaver County (AP) -- A Massachusetts-based company says it will operate 159 giant wind turbines in Utah's west desert and send the power to southern California. First Wind LLC will install the wind turbines -- each 262 feet tall -- across 40 square miles of public and private land 10 miles northeast of Milford. First Wind, formerly known as UPC Wind, has operations around the country and held an open house Thursday on its plans to build Utah's largest wind farm. Beaver County...

2008-08-22 15:00:29

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF Looking to expand its considerable array of northern Maine wind farms, First Wind of Massachusetts has placed two test towers atop mountains just north of its Stetson Mountain site, a company official said Wednesday. The towers are atop Jimmey and Owl mountains, said Ryan Chayters, a senior development associate with First Wind, the state's largest producer of wind power. Chayters is helping Evergreen Wind Power LLC prepare its proposed $120...

2008-08-21 15:01:00

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LINCOLN - Al Roy gets a lovely view of the sun rising over Rollins Mountain and glinting off Egg Pond. So do fellow Egg Pond Road residents Harry Washburn and Donald Smith. The three attended a public hearing at Mattanawcook Academy on Wednesday to see how Evergreen Wind Power LLC's proposed $120 million wind farm would appear if it gets Maine Department of Environmental Protection approval and is built on Rollins Mountain. They examined several...

2008-08-19 15:01:11

By BILL TROTTER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part Bangor Daily News series covering plans for alternative energy projects on Maine's offshore islands. Since their earliest days, residents of Maine's offshore islands have been known for being self-reliant, using what is immediately available to them in order to help sustain themselves. The natural resources of these islands made them attractive to early colonists from Europe who were looking to establish...

2008-08-17 12:00:30

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LINCOLN - Evergreen Wind Power LLC will hold a hearing Wednesday on its plans to build a $120 million wind farm in Burlington, Lee, Winn and Lincoln. It would be the largest such electricity- generating facility in New England. The hearing is part of the company's efforts to secure permits to build 40 1.5-megawatt windmills creating as much as 60 megawatts of electricity on sites in the four towns. Evergreen is a subsidiary of First Wind of...

2008-07-29 15:01:07

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: George Baker of Harvard Business School, +1-617-495- 6119, gbaker@hbs.edu; or Chip Farrington of Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, +1-207-863-4636, cfarrington@foxislands.net VINALHAVEN, Maine, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--In an overwhelming show of support, members of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative from the islands of Vinalhaven and North Haven, Maine voted 382 to 5 last night in favor of siting a wind-power project in their community. This vote...


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