Tag:amazon wind farm

  • Navy study says no more wind turbines at Amazon site

    Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to state the Amazon Wind Farm is in Pasquotank County. We regret the error. A new study from the U.S. Navy says expanding the Amazon Wind Farm site near Elizabeth City, as the operator planned to do, may cause interference with the Navy’s…

  • Amazon Wind Farm interference with radar remains a concern

    After operating a little more than a year, the Amazon Wind Farm, North Carolina’s only large-scale wind energy project, continues to cause concerns. The project — located in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties near Elizabeth City — generated just 75 percent of its expected power. Military officials also remain uneasy about…

  • Hot air from the wind industry

    RALEIGH — Wind-energy developers routinely deceive the public, a longtime critic of the industry told Carolina Journal. And the sales pitch surrounding the Amazon Wind Farm near Elizabeth City continues spreading those deceptions. Amazon continues to perpetuate the myth that the electrical grid can take power from the turbines on…

  • Legislation would freeze renewable energy mandate

    Rep. Jimmy Dixon, R-Duplin, wants to scale back North Carolina’s renewable energy mandates and find out how much renewable power actually goes on the grid. A bill he co-sponsored along with House Majority Leader John Bell of Wayne County would do that. House…

  • General Assembly leaders want Amazon Wind Farm shut down

    North Carolina’s legislative leaders want the incoming Trump administration to consider shutting down the $400 million, 104-turbine Amazon Wind Farm project under construction near Elizabeth City because, they say, the massive turbines would interfere with a nearby radar facility run by the military. The request came in a letter…

  • Amazon’s Wind Farm Links Nonexistent

    RALEIGH — When Amazon Web Services, a division of online retailer Amazon, announced in July its involvement in North Carolina’s first major wind farm, the company stated the power would be used for its data centers in Northern Virginia, but the centers will continue to purchase electricity entirely from Dominion…