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Rancho Cucamonga to permit residential wind energy turbines

Daily Bulletin -- RANCHO CUCAMONGA - The city will now allow some residents to apply for a wind turbine.

For now, only owners of larger properties will be allowed to get permits. The city will require towers to be placed in "large backyards" and not in front of homes, according to officials.

The new systems are meant to be supplemental energy sources for households. The policy change is part of a development-code update for the city and is part of the Healthy RC initiative, which includes more sustainable energy, Mayor Dennis Michael said.

"The possibility of wind energy offsetting residential and commercial costs had resulted from the three components of our Healthy RC program: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Earth," Michael said.

"Healthy Earth deals with sustainable green communities. With energy


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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:18:05 AM

Hope it helps...
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 1:50:20 AM

The 'RANCH' needs windmills to pump water & to generate electricity.
52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:09:04 AM

All is quite when the wind dies.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:34:28 PM

I don't think they are noisy at all.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 1:45:20 PM

I have relatives that live among a wind farm. The turbines are NOT noisy.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 1:32:46 PM

Skunk63 - that's my question, too, with all the recent information coming out about wind turbines and noise problems. This article says plenty about height, color, and number, but I didn't see any decibel level standards mentioned.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:26:43 AM

Windmills in backyards? What about the noise pollution?
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 11:22:44 AM

Government involved in everything, just like the Chicago mafia kid wants.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:53:05 AM

wind is a quicker payback than solar in most instances
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:45:04 AM

just more big brother. The government wants to keep tabs on everything.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:32:13 AM

It's permit for everything society we live in now. Really sad.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:12:47 AM

Just what we need in our neighborhoods...loud unsightly wind turbines...

Resident Association Agreements will need to be changed.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:05:00 AM

Why should they have to get a permit for this??
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:42:51 AM

More cities should allow their residents to choose wind turbines as an alternative energy source.
Great example!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:26:58 AM

Power to the people
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:18:22 AM

Winderful!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:05:45 AM

I didn't think residential turbines were very big.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:04:58 AM

Not all wind turbines are huge windmills. The local big mall has several wind turbines on the roof that look like large megaphones.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:53:08 AM

oh the humanity
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:51:18 AM

Birds, unlike some posters, aren't stupid rockyguitar.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:38:25 AM

If it helps. okay
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:46:38 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:41:40 AM

Any help will be good.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:35:04 AM

?
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:31:34 AM

Fine, but what about the stupid birds?
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:20:27 AM

This is good news for those residents who want to use wind energy.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:19:07 AM

Souds good!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:14:53 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 5:12:53 AM

Is this economical without fed subsidies (typical).
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:57:07 AM

Should be interesting to see what happens next.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:49:53 AM

It seems like farms used to have windmills to pump up well water - why can't we have windmills to also generate power?
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:47:10 AM

How can it be economical?
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:22:32 AM

Waste of money.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:21:52 AM

Wind is not the answer..
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:21:19 AM

I think I'd rather have a garden in my backyard.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:17:05 AM

funny name
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:08:54 AM

Construction Liability??
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:07:40 AM

But lets get back to this in 5 years
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:06:44 AM

...gonna have to be some tall towers in folk's yards to be effective...go solar...
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:06:10 AM

Nice idea but hard to find a socially acceptable design.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:03:31 AM

Time will tell
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:51:54 AM

This could be very good for our country as more people are able to save money on their energy, of course there will be some idiots who will attempt to run away from progress and can only see the negative of everything.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:50:13 AM

Doesn't sound very feasible in a community.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:49:40 AM

Let them put it in their front yard.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:46:38 AM

Let's see how this one works. Could be a model for all areas.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:38:52 AM

There goes the neighborhood !!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:37:45 AM

In a crowded residential community, wind power doesn't seem very feasible...
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:35:58 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:33:54 AM

Have to agree with 1fulltank, in a residential setting, solar is better.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:32:15 AM


funny name
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Solar is better.
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