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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

September 23, 2017 • Press releases, WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

Brown County hosts special meeting on wind turbine health effects

Dr. Coussons – Robert Rand – Dr. McCunney – Mark Werner – Presentations and Q & A Shirley Wind (Brown County, WI) has received global attention following the October 14, 2014 declaration by the Brown County Board of Health that Duke Energy’s eight 2.5 MW wind turbines are a human health hazard– a declaration that has not been rescinded. In an ongoing effort to gain further understanding of the issue of wind turbine adverse health effects, a joint meeting of the . . .

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September 23, 2017 • Ireland, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Carthy accuses Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs of ‘rank hypocrisy’ over wind turbine Bill

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has accused Fianna Fáil of rank hypocrisy for opposing Sinn Féin’s Wind Turbine Bill in the Dáil this week. Matt Carthy said: “The Wind Turbine Bill brought forward by my colleague Brian Stanley TD aimed to ensure that community consultation was central to the development of wind energy in Ireland. “It provided for minimum setback distances and optional co-ownership for local residents. “At local level, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are calling for such measures. . . .

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September 23, 2017 • Ireland, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

More Fianna Fáil bluster as Wind Turbine Bill rejected – Tóibín

Sinn Féin TD for Meath West, Peadar Tóibín TD has criticised Fianna Fáil for rejecting the Sinn Féin Wind Turbine Bill last night. The Bill sought to ensure that community consultation was integral to the development of wind energy and proposed measures including minimum setback distances and optional co-ownership for local residents. While at national level modest protections such as this safeguarding local communities are being rejected, locally both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael councillors in areas across the state . . .

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September 21, 2017 • Ontario, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Pile driving contaminating wells: Multi-municipal Wind Turbine Working Group

Rural residents near Chatham Ontario have accused Samsung Renewable Energy, (a division of the Korean trans-national) of contaminating their drinking water wells. The contamination is believed to have resulted from continuing pile driving for a 36 turbine development in North Kent on Bush Line near Highway 40. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) approved the North Kent Wind project even though it is situated on an important aquifer. Residents say the MOECC has ignored their concerns and . . .

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September 1, 2017 • Oregon, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council takes on changes to its amendment processes

How do you increase opportunities for public participation in a process without adding significant time and complexity? That is the issue Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council has been grappling with over the past few years as it looks to update its administrative rules for making amendments to the site certificates issued for large-scale energy facilities. Site certificates are the state approval necessary to construct and operate energy facilities. After the owners of such a facility get a site certificate from . . .

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August 23, 2017 • Ontario, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Canada: Wind farm approval revoked due to human safety concerns

On August 16, 2017 the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) released its decision in Wiggins v Ontario (Environment and Climate Change), involving a challenge to the grant of a wind turbine farm approval.1 Seven parties, including the Town of Collingwood, the Region of Simcoe2 and the Township of Clearview appealed the approval on the basis that the turbines were too close to the Collingwood Regional Airport (“CRA”) and the Clearview aerodrome, and would cause loss of life. The Tribunal revoked . . .

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July 14, 2017 • Iowa, Letters, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Notice to adjoining property owners

A petition for a conditional use has been filed by Upland Prairie LLC c/o Apex Clean Energy and participating landowners within the project area. The request is to construct 47 Wind Energy Conversion Systems and 2 permanent meteorological towers in the A-1 Agricultural District allowed only as a conditional use in sections 07-09, 15-23, 25-35, Westport Township, Dickinson County, Iowa, and in sections 28-32, Okoboji Township, Dickinson County, Iowa. A public hearing will be held by the Dickinson County Board . . .

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July 3, 2017 • Europe, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Regulators call for priority dispatch of existing renewables to be removed

Remove priority dispatch for existing Renewables Avoid non-market approach to redispatch and RES curtailment Avoid net metering and ensure fair cost allocation RES White Paper is the first in a series of Regulatory White Papers Today Energy Regulators (ACER and CEER), in their White Paper on Renewables in the Wholesale Market , called for EU legislators to bring Renewable Energy Sources (RES) fully into the mar ket in the clean energy transition. Regulators recommend 3 changes to the European Commission’s . . .

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June 30, 2017 • Ohio, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Bird conservation groups win fight against great lakes wind project

Camp Perry turbine would have set dangerous precedent. (Washington, D.C., June 29, 2017) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) have won their campaign to stop a planned wind turbine in a major bird migration corridor close to the shores of Lake Erie. In response to a lawsuit by ABC and BSBO, the Ohio Air National Guard (ANG) has announced that it has not approved or authorized plans to install a large turbine at its Camp Perry . . .

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June 15, 2017 • France, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Occitanie, des citoyens bloquent un pont routier pour arrêter un convoi éolien

[Associations of l’Aude, their fundamental rights violated by a wind promoter who is trying to force through a convoy of giant wind turbines destined for St Pierre le Clair, have blocked the Rec bridge for eight days.] Des associations de l’Aude, estimant que leurs droits fondamentaux sont bafoués par un promoteur eolien qui tente de faire passer en force un convoi d’éoliennes géantes, destinées au parc de St Pierre le Clair, bloquent depuis huit jours le pont du Rec. Ils . . .

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