20 May '11, 5pm

Gov Walker's war on #windpower claims another victim; 2nd wind farm cancelled: #windworks #ecdev #jobs

Gov. Walker's war on wind claims another victim; 2nd wind farm cancelled Posted: 2011-05-19 Tom Gray Alliant Energy Corp. announced recently that it has dropped plans to develop a 100-MW wind farm in Wisconsin's Green Lake and Fond du Lac counties . The project, which would have generated enough electricity to power the equivalent of 30,000 homes, was the second proposed wind farm to be scrapped since Gov. Scott Walker took office and unveiled plans to sharply restrict wind development in the state. In addition, construction of a third wind project has been deferred indefinitely. The trend of wind developers throwing in the towel in the Badger State contrasts strikingly with the results of an April poll which found 77% of the state's residents supporting increasing the use of wind power and 69% favoring installation of wind turbines "located close to where you live." While...

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