in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently approved Boise, Idaho-headquartered Windland Inc.'s 200 MW Cotterel wind power project, which is located on 4,500 acres of BLM-managed public land.

Approval of the right-of-way grant clears the way for installation of up to 98 turbines on a ridge in south-central Idaho - located five miles east of Albion in Cassia County. The Cotterel grant also includes measures for lessening the effects of wind generation on wildlife resources, which will be monitored throughout the construction process, the company says.

"Cotterel Mountain is an exceptional wind resource, and its topography lends itself well for a wind energy project," says Roald Doskeland, Windland's president. "Completing this thorough four-year NEPA [National Environmental Policy Act] review is a major step toward bringing its energy online."

Doskeland adds that the four-year process serves as further evidence that energy policies, such as the production tax credit, need to be set for timeframes that allow companies the necessary time to work through government approvals - particularly when federal land is involved.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute says nuclear energy's share of global power production is steadily shrinking. Meanwhile, renewables' share keeps growing.


Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008