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It became official today that Torch Energy threw in the towel regarding the proposed Mill Pond wind project!
Some were concerned about how many people would show up on a poor weather night, in the holiday season, with the flu being prevalent. The answer: the Civic Center was jam packed.
I hope that you and your family are enjoying the holiday season, and will have a healthy, prosperous New Year.
As you know, this is an issue of not only statewide importance, but it is particularly significant to NC coastal taxpayers, ratepayers, businesses, environment, and the military.
The Carteret County Commissioners meeting today regarding the Mill Pond project, was an eclectic affair. This is the best of my recollection as to a summary of what transpired.
I have just been notified that the Carteret County Commissioners will have a special meeting this week, about making improvements to their Tall Structure Ordinance.
Sorry to have to send out another Mill Pond update already, but there is a major development that you should be aware of.
Yesterday the second Mill Pond educational forum was held (at the Hilton DoubleTree hotel, Atlantic Beach).
Despite the inclement weather, last night's wind energy community forum in Newport was standing room only.
As you probably know, the proposed Mill Pond wind project is a highly technical matter that has generated a lot of good questions.
Sometimes, in this "communications" business we just have to shake our head and wonder if the Government can get any more idiotic than it already is.
Since there is a LOT going on with the Newport wind project, it was suggested that everything be consolidated onto a webpage.
The latest Energy and Environmental Newsletter is now available online.
What most civilians do not know, is that military personnel (including base commanders) have been specifically ordered not to speak out publicly against any wind energy projects.
The first line of defense against industrial wind energy, is a strong local wind ordinance. As such, we at AWED are frequently asked for assistance in writing an effective measure.
Yesterday (11/5/13: in Wilmington) was the first "official" state meeting regarding the proposed Newport wind project.