Wind Power Moratorium for North Carolina Town

On October 12, the town council of Blowing Rock, North Caronlina unanimously passed a six-month moratorium on the installation of wind turbines to provide an opportunity to study the issue and provide recommendations on regulatory standards for wind power technology and similar devices, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). There are no wind turbines in Blowing Rock currently nor any plans to install any, but the county that Blowing Rock is in has the best prospects for residential-scale turbines because it has the largest number of windy acres in the state. Appalachian State University, in Boone, N.C., held a small wind workshop on October 16. It was attended by nearly 100 participants, including a member of the Blowing Rock planning board, who is reportedly interested in bringing good information about wind power back to the board during the research period.
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