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Botetourt County may have first wind farm in Virginia

By Clip Syndicate
Apex Clean Energy was just approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for a commercial wind farm.

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Apex Clean Energy was just approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for a commercial wind farm.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12489/6813829?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:03:40 +0000 Botetourt County may have first wind farm in Virginia Apex Clean Energy was just approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for a commercial wind farm. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12489/6813829?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WDBJ few nights and if some of these trees may actually be surrounding wildlife and the noise. steve neas,virginians for responsible energy: the wind is very off and on and what we need is a reliable source. let's put it where it makes sense, but what makes sense to apex and the investors is tax credits. apex says regardless of any tax benefit there was a great deal of research on the project. charlie johnson, apex:" all forms of energy are subsidized at the federal level but at the end of the day for us to build a wind farm in botetourt the project had to make sense from the ground up." the county and apex are excited about the new partnership. cody sexton, botetourt county: "we see it as a win, win, its a way to get some jobs, new innovative industry, while also doing it in a sustainable way while being future looking." apex hopes to begin construction by the end of the year once their development permits are approved. bianca holman, wdbj7. apex is able to move forward because it was ruled the turbines would not pose any risk to wildlife and it's surrounding habitat. the company will turn off the turbines during warm nights when bats are most active.




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