NO Residential Wind North Kingstown
A coalition of concerned citizens in opposition to industrial size wind turbines in North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Credit: Samantha Turner @ Patch.com
What can YOU do to stop industrial size wind turbines from being installed near residential homes in North Kingstown?
We are concerned citizens of North Kingstown, Rhode Island who want the proper precautions in place before 430 foot wind turbines are installed. Additionally, we DO NOT want these power plants installed near residential homes. New information on the negative health effects, wildlife deaths, lower property values and safety of wind turbines is being reported daily across the globe. We are calling for responsible regulations to be put into place outlawing industrial size wind turbines (over 100 feet) to be installed within 1 Mile of residential homes in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. We are not anti-green/anti-alternative energy, however we are in favor of the health and safety of the residents of North Kingstown being the #1 priority of the North Kingstown Town Government in the pursuance of alternative/green energy.
- Attend Planning Commission & Town Council Meetings and LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD by speaking up and showing a unified front against the Stamp Farm and North Kingstown Green Turbines. The more people opposing these turbines the greater the influence.
- Contact the Planning Commission, Town Council, local State Senators & Representatives through phone calls and emails voicing your opposition (Click here or see "Officials and Media" page link on menu above for contact information).
- Write letters and/or emails to local news outlets expressing your opposition to the wind turbines.
(Click here or see "Officials and Media" page link on menu above for contact information). More news = More pressure.
- Sign up and join the mailing list so you can receive updates on the most recent news and upcoming meetings concerning the North Kingstown wind turbines.
Keep informed and stay involved!!
Stamp Farm - DEAD
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The current North Kingstown setback for wind turbines is 1x the height of the hub (267 feet) from the property line.
We are calling for a 1 mile (5280 feet) setback.
North Kingstown Green - Under Construction
Click HERE or simply hit the play button below to hear the "jet noise" type sound in Wisconsin from over 1000 feet from a turbine
Click HERE or simply hit the play button to hear noise inside a house's vestibule at midnight from a 1.5-MW turbine 1500 feet away in Bliss, N.Y.
What does a wind turbine sound like? Hear for yourself.....
Jim Hummel Report - A Lot of Wind...
Wind energy became a hot topic last year as the Deepwater Wind project off Block Island played out before the Public Utilities Commission and the General Assembly. In 2011, the focus has shifted to the mainland, where many local communities are grappling with the pros and cons of wind turbines coming to their own backyards - literally. Jim Hummel, who has been tracking the issue since last fall, finds that ground zero for that discussion has been North Kingstown.
Jim Hummel Report - Net Metering
Two years ago, in an effort to promote wind energy, the legislature changed the law on "net metering" - a practice that allows the owners of wind turbines to sell any power they don't use back to National Grid. It seemed to make sense in the drive to encourage development of renewable energy sources. But, as Jim Hummel finds, the change in law opened up a huge loophole that is now the subject of an investigation by the Public Utilities Commission.
See more videos on our Videos page....
Latest News as of 10-18-2012
North Kingstown (RI) Green Turbine.......UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Both the Planning and Zoning Boards authorized (Sept. 2010) the construction of a 400+/- foot turbine right smack in the middle of a housing development named NK Green. Please see the latest Patch.com article with information and pictures HERE. The turbine is scheduled for completion the week of October 22, 2012 and will be fully operational in December.
Multiple people within "NoResidentialWindNK" continue to work the legal boundaries which appear to be danced about by the developer. Those include whether said turbine is actually approved by TUV (like UL for wind energy), and whether violations in applications, wetlands permits, and noise levels expected should stop the development.
You may write the town council with your thoughts about this albatross email@example.com
Town Law: NO MORE WIND IN NORTH KINGSTOWN
An enlightened town council who were exposed to reams of documentation, evidence of potential harm, and resident fear and anger reconsidered an ordinance allowing turbines in town. The newly written law (Dec. 2011) DOES NOT ALLOW any applications for wind turbines of any size, anywhere within the town of North Kingstown. Unfortunately, this enlightenment came too late to stop the monster called North Kingstown Green's Industrial Turbine (or NKG......IT).
Falmouth Turbine SHUT DOWN due to noise; town considers costs of shutting turbines down
See our page on the Falmouth Turbines saga HERE
Click HERE to see the story on the town considering the costs of a permanent shutdown
Noreswindnk was successful in fighting and winning one battle (at Stamp Farm) and continues to fight another (at North Kingstown Green). Many people, like you, have been involved, however two people put out over $2,500 to structure, communicate and promote these successes. A donation of any amount to help defray some expense would be appreciated.
Please donate by clicking the DONATE button below.
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Any amount to defray the costs already incurred in this fight is greatly appreciated
Think short setbacks are enough?
Click on the video to the right and see this news story from April 24, 2012 after windy conditions had their way with a turbine installed in 2010.
See our SETBACKS section for more information
We THANK YOU VERY MUCH in helping those who have already spent over $2500+ of their own money in this effort !
NK Green Turbine