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Windmills on the Midcoast
  • Published
    May 23, 2011

    Windplanners nears fundraising goal

    On Friday and Saturday, May 28 and 29, the Camden Rotary Club will hold a yard sale to help Camden Hills Regional High School's Windplanners meet their goal of installing an energy-generating wind turbine on school grounds. "We're in what we're hoping will be the final lap," Camden Hills teacher Margo Murphy said May 22. She said the group fluctuates with about a dozen members very active and twice that many ...

  • Published
    December 23, 2010

    High school turbine gets town approval

    A group of students at Camden Hills Regional High School has come one step closer to harvesting electrical energy from the winds that range across the region. The Windplanners group of about 25 students filed a permit to install a 100kw wind turbine on the Rockport campus on Nov. 19, after meeting Nov. 8 with town Planner and Community Development Director Tom Ford. With the help of Camden Hills Operations and ...

  • Published
    September 15, 2010

    Federal and state officials talk offshore wind, way offshore

    As Augusta eyes a trio of offshore wind energy demonstration sites, federal and state officials met at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Sept. 13 to discuss the potential of siting wind turbines further out to sea, in the federally-controlled waters of the Outer Continental Shelf. The daylong meeting, attended by officials from a number of federal agencies, representatives of the state and ...

  • Published
    May 12, 2010

    Camden Hills Windplanners gain approval for on-campus turbine

    A proposal that a group of Camden Hills Regional High School students have been working on since 2004, to install a working, community scale wind turbine on the Rockport campus, gained school board approval May 5. While the original members of the Windplanners team have graduated and new students have joined the project, there has been steady progress as the group has worked to change local and state laws that ...

  • Published
    January 26, 2010

    Environmental activist asks court to halt offshore wind power project

    A Rockland man, who for much of the past two decades has tackled a variety of environmental issues, has gone to court to halt the proposed demonstration wind power project off Monhegan Island. Ron Huber claimed in his appeal filed Jan. 26 in Knox County Superior Court that the designation of waters off Monhegan as a test site violates his constitutional rights to practice his religious stewardship of Penobscot ...

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