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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Clean energy project is curtailed
A major effort to bring clean energy to Tennessee has been put on hold. A $100 million wind farm project near Crossville was curtailed after the Tennessee General Assembly passed a one-year ymoratorium on new turbines in the state. Developer Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, had planned the project, and was to have powered 20,000 homes with 23 turbines. The moratorium was sponsored by Crossville Republican Rep. Cameron Sexton, who argued that residents of a nearby retirement community worried about losing home values and they were concerned that the windmills would be noisy or harm wildlife. Apex has argued that the project will emit no pollution and create no hazardous waste as it provides a safe energy alternative near wildlife and natural areas. Still, development manager Harry Snyder said, it was time to suspend the project. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he doesn’t support banning all future wind energy projects. “In the right places, wind power has proven to be effective,” Haslam said. “The blades obviously are large and impact the scenery in Tennessee, but again I think there’s places in the country, and maybe even Tennessee, where they make sense.”


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