County OKs another wind farm

Friday, August 26, 2011

Eight months after a large wind farm went operational in eastern Elmore County, an application for a similar project gained approval by the county's planning and zoning commission Aug. 17.

High Mesa Energy LLC submitted a proposal to build a series of wind turbines spanning Elmore and Twin Falls counties capable of generating up to 40 megawatts of combined energy.

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  • Mmmm can anyone tell me how this helps me in MH, will it lower my power bill ? if not why would I support this wind farm. same problem with the nuke plant if it don't lower my power bill ??

    Before we all start to support all these Grand Ideas please add into the Grand Plan a power bill reduction plan other wise this is nothing but a big bird killing machine best suited for a KFC food processing plant, and no we are not running out of oil

    -- Posted by Freedom on Fri, Aug 26, 2011, at 7:45 AM
  • It can help in other indirect ways. Some places get a tax revenue from their wind farms. More tax revenue means less burden on the county budget. Less money in the budget hurts everyone all around.

    -- Posted by ID=Home on Fri, Aug 26, 2011, at 2:45 PM
  • If it doesn't hurt your power bill either, Freedom, then look to the benefits of using an alternative energy- the cost of wind doesn't change and wind power is truly clean, as opposed to the nuke plant.

    A lot of people had problems with the nuke plant not necessarily because they thought it wouldn't lower their power bill, but because AEHI was a sketchy business (they were right!).

    Birds die more often running into buildings than they do running into windmills. Wind farms are commonly in very open places, where the bird has time to see the buildings and react. In cities, they can sometimes get confused and run into buildings. I can tell you about wind farms all day- I debated it extensively sophomore year of high school, the year I placed fifth at state. I know my wind farms.

    -- Posted by lilmissmelmo on Sat, Aug 27, 2011, at 3:42 PM
  • Maybe in California wind farms work, they have them all over in California, but this is Idaho and I'd like to share some points here.

    1. Wind Farms has a large Carbon Footprint to build and maintain and at some point take down,

    2. We may not hear those blades turning but wildlife does for miles and miles,,just got done watching on a tv special in Cailfornia wind a Farm killed 50 bald Eagles in one year and almost every town that has wind farms wish they had never built them

    3.wind Farms for wildlife is like a train moving pass a house 24/7, build a bunch of them and see what happens to hunting and Ranching, these are Big Moving Machines ok

    4.they are big and UGLY, Really Ugly. all over the place in California, its sick

    5.Wind Farms produce far less power than Solar Panels

    with Solar panels we can keep up with High Tech which is the future.

    It sounds like a really great Idea don't it, thats how California got into this mess but once a state gets into wind farms its a mess, Now Im not against going Green, however Solar Panels produce far more Power than wind farms, they do and thats a fact.

    If Idaho keeps moving into wind farms its like the Wolf Issue, Something that we'd wished we never had done in the first place

    it reflects Idaho future, we are going Liberal, only Liberals build theses things

    -- Posted by Freedom on Sun, Aug 28, 2011, at 2:40 AM
  • Folks,,,, Take a Really Good Long Look at the Picture ok and think about it, look really hard at it, how big they are,, hundred of these things all over the place,,, Really,, Not In Idaho Please

    -- Posted by Freedom on Sun, Aug 28, 2011, at 2:51 AM
  • More problems with windmills, especially in a military training environment. See link for a long interesting read.

    -- Posted by jdvann on Mon, Aug 29, 2011, at 9:03 PM
  • Im going Green , but with Solar Panels,, thats the way to go, and when they come out with Solar Paint for houses,,and thats what they are either working on or have done already, Im going to paint my house with Solar Paint and put a few Solar Panels on top of my house too


    -- Posted by Freedom on Tue, Aug 30, 2011, at 9:55 AM
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