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bar1035

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 1:53:02 AM

FLORENCE — The northern New Jersey company that wanted to build a solar farm near residences has withdrawn its application from the township, marking a victory for a group of homeowners who opposed the plan.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment voted Tuesday to dismiss the application by RenewTricity of Ridgefield Park, Bergen County. Zoning Board attorney David Frank said the applicant cited “regulatory and financing developments” as reasons for requesting a dismissal.

The application first was considered in May and continued in July, August and September due to the lengthy testimonies provided by experts representing RenewTricity and Burlington Township, and heated public comment by residents in both towns.

Residents went to the meetings in droves to voice concerns about the possible environ
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virostek
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:50:39 AM

OK.
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:50:22 AM

Hope they are happy when they pay higher rates...
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:43:48 AM

No thank you. Yes sir, we like to stay choked on our noxious exhausts from fossil fuel burning power plants and vehicles!
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:54:44 AM

Was it going to make too much noise????
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BigRedVTX
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:49:12 AM

I applaud the fact that this is creating a regulation to govern installation and operation of a solar power system in this township, but I also question the reaction of the town folk on "not in my backyard".
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:56:37 AM

smart move
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turboz2012
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:54:59 AM

ok
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:50:25 AM

No surprise.
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sabre75
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:36:38 AM

Good
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Wally3023
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:23:54 AM

Too bad
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:21:10 AM

NIMBY
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:08:18 AM

OK
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ktyson13
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 6:54:55 AM

I bet Obama will be sad today.
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diyEthic
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 6:25:20 AM

Isn't Northern New Jersey a tad too far North to be profitable?
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yardslave
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:54:41 AM

NIMBY.
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:21:05 AM

I'm sure someone complained that they were to noisy.
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molebaby96
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:14:05 AM

?
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 5:12:19 AM

Really??
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:45:46 AM

nope' bananas
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:43:06 AM

a case of NOT IN MY BACKYARD
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:12:49 AM

Am I missing something. Is it hazardous in some way?
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:07:01 AM

After reading the article a couple of things I noticed missing are: The cost per kilowatt hour from the solar farm and was there and if so how much government money involved that we as tax payers either have or would have lost?
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:05:47 AM

Not in our back yards
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Palantas
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 2:47:30 AM

Hmmf.
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 2:19:48 AM

VERY GOOD NEWS !!!
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 2:09:46 AM

Solar farms encountering difficulty in the permitting process? I am a little surprised, but not totally shocked. I would have bet on "renewable energy" as being given more latitude, if not carte blanche.
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