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NH wind project nixed amid concerns over 2nd plant

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 27, 2014 at 4:42 pm •  Published: May 27, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A proposal for a 23-turbine wind farm in central New Hampshire is dead because of what the project developer calls an unfavorable political and regulatory climate in the state.

In a statement released Tuesday, Iberdrola Renewables says it's abandoning the Wild Meadows project in Danbury and Alexandria. In February, Iberdrola had said the $150 million project was on "pause" while it worked on outstanding issues at a 24-turbine farm in Groton.

Wild Meadows had called for 492-foot-tall turbines. State officials tout such projects as important steps toward generating 25 percent of New Hampshire's energy from renewable sources by 2025.

The project was opposed by some groups that say wind power is not an economical answer to the region's power challenges and would ruin the state's natural beauty.