The Lompoc City Council on June 16 approved a Community Benefits Agreement counter-offer that calls for Strauss Wind, LLC, to pay the city $1 million at the start of work on its wind farm project and removes any specific deadlines tied to that payment.
The Lompoc City Council this month directed staff to prepare a Community Benefits Agreement that the city will look to enter into with Strauss Wind, LLC, the developer behind the 100-megawatt Strauss Wind Energy project that is planned for the ridgetops near the end of San Miguelito Road. The pact is likely to include a substantial payment to the city, if certain conditions are met.
Measurements have indicated that the soil around wind turbines is drier and warmer than the surrounding region.
In 2012, Trump openly opposed the development of an offshore wind farm near his luxury golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He called the wind turbines "ugly monstrosities."
A contract with Aspen Environmental Group to prepare a supplementary environmental impact report on a proposed wind energy project was authori…