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Wind Power News: Texas


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

May 11, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Fannin County Commissioners Court receives favorable Auditor report

In public forum, Chris Wilson spoke in opposition to the wind farm project. "This project is an economic disaster in my opinion," remarked Mr. Wilson. He said the proposed wind farm represents 20% of the county's tax-bearing acreage and asked that the company receive no tax abatement. Wanda Oliver said residents need specific answers regarding the proposed wind farm, such as what technology Cielo Wind Power plans to use, what noise level residents can expect, where Cielo Wind Power currently has similar projects located and how residents in those areas have been impacted. Complete story »

May 6, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Bee County owed thousands in taxes from Danish energy company

Bee County officials are all smiles after it was discovered through an investigation that a company putting in a wind and solar farm owes more in taxes than people realized. Several weeks ago 3News went out to a huge wind and solar farm being built in Bee County outside of Beeville, Texas. A Danish company called Orsted is putting up 66 wind turbines and one million solar panels. However, Bee County Commissioner Dennis DeWitt told 3News that the company kept . . . Complete story »

May 4, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Opposition grows against wind farm planned for Fannin County

Honey Grove, Texas – Opposition continues to grow against a wind farm planned for Fannin County, as evidenced by a standing-room-only crowd of approximately 150 people who filled Lyday Hall Tuesday evening in Honey Grove. Cielo Wind Power is attempting to lease enough land to place 72 wind turbines in Fannin County and 36 wind turbines next door in Lamar County. The wind turbines would be 800-feet tall and be located on productive farmland that will soon be prime real estate . . . Complete story »

April 29, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Concern grows over proposed wind farm in Fannin County

Fannin County, Texas – An ill wind is blowing through Fannin County as word spreads that a company is planning to place 800-foot-tall wind turbines across 15-16 miles of prime real estate between the two newest lakes in Texas. Honey Grove City Council allowed for a brief presentation of the proposed wind farm project by Cielo Wind during the public forum segment of a special called meeting held Thursday, April 28, 2022. “They approached me at the end of last week,” . . . Complete story »

April 29, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

A new wind farm possibly coming to Fannin County

Fannin County Judge Randy Moore was just made aware of Cielo Wind’s plan last week when a rep from the company told him. “These towers would take place south of Dodd City, across the county east toward honey grove and south of high way 56,” Moore said. Judge Moore is afraid people won’t want to move to the county. “When you put a wind mill system in like this. You’re going to be showing a great disadvantage to people that . . . Complete story »

April 29, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm eyeing land in Fannin County

A wind farm could be making its way to Fannin County. At Thursday nights Honey Grove council meeting, Fannin County Judge Randy Moore, informed members of the council and public about the future of their town. Judge Moore said he was contacted at the end of last week about Ceilo Wind Farm eyeing land in the county. He said the proposed 72 windmills planned would stretch from South of Dodd City Off of FM 2077 and goes east to south . . . Complete story »

March 27, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Texas tornado takes down wind turbines

The wind was too strong. Meteorologist Payton Malone shared a photo on social media that shows the impact a Texas tornado had on several wind turbines this week. Texas reported 18 tornados this week as a line of storms pushed through and apparently, one of the tornados in North Texas took out the turbines. As you can see here, the turbines were no match for winds that were estimated to be well over 130 mph. For the last couple of . . . Complete story »

February 28, 2022 • Texas, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Graveyard of the green giants

Right across the road from the town cemetery in Sweetwater, Texas, sits another graveyard where the dead are never buried. Some 4,000 worn-out giant wind turbine blades are piled as far as the eye can see, taking up most of a 25-acre field. Windmill blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing – more than 300ft – and weigh up to eight tons, so these have been sawn into three pieces with a diamond-encrusted industrial saw. They’re still imposingly big, although . . . Complete story »

January 26, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Texas wind power critics, Northeast fishing advocates meet at Austin forum

Advocates for the East Coast fishing industry sat down with free-market critics of wind power for a panel in Austin, Texas, where a conservative legal foundation has taken the fishermen’s fight to federal court. Hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the discussion featured Meghan Lapp, fisheries liaison for Seafreeze Ltd. and Seafreeze Shoreside, Narragansett, R.I., and Bonnie Brady, executive director of the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association. “There’s basically been wholesale sellout by the federal government of our fishing . . . Complete story »

November 20, 2021 • Letters, TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Cost of green energy

Re: “Put damaging fossil fuels in the past,” Other Views, Tuesday: It appears that the ability to use rational thought is not a requirement to be a professor at Texas A&M University since Andrew Dessler states, “Energy sources like wind and solar whose price – zero! – is set by nature.” Wind and solar are definitely not free sources of energy. The costs to build and maintain wind farms and solar farms are astronomical. The reliability of those sources is strictly weather . . . Complete story »

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