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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.

November 15, 2017 • Press releases, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Alexander Nominates Wind Production Tax Credit As Candidate for Elimination in Tax Reform Bill

“As Congress examines ways to reduce tax rates and broaden the base, we must be willing to look at eliminating all tax subsidies for mature energy technologies.” WASHINGTON, November 14, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today spoke on the Senate floor about tax reform, suggesting Congress should end the wind production tax credit at the end of the year. “The wind production tax credit has been in place for twenty-five years and has been extended ten different times . . .

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October 27, 2017 • Ohio, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

OPSB postpones adjudicatory hearing for proposed Lake Erie wind farm

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Oct. 26, 2017) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has postponed the adjudicatory hearing previously scheduled for Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.’s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in Lake Erie. The OPSB will reschedule the adjudicatory hearing at a later date. The postponement does not affect the local public hearing scheduled for Nov. 8, 2017, at 6 p.m., at Cleveland City Council Chambers, Cleveland City Hall, 2nd Floor – Room 216, 601 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH . . .

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October 24, 2017 • Ontario, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Fourteenth complaint filed against Samsung wind turbine project for polluting water wells in Chatham-Kent

Chatham, ON – Fourteen Chatham area well owners have now filed water well interference complaints against the developers of a 34 turbine wind power project near their farms. The Council of Canadians is demanding work stop immediately on the North Kent One Wind project (owned by Samsung Energy and Pattern Energy) before more families lose their well water. Dave Lusk filed the fourteenth well interference complaint after his water stopped running while he was showering on Wednesday. “Four generations of . . .

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October 20, 2017 • Nova Scotia, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Dismissed rural Nova Scotians petition legislature for health objectives and credible province-wide noise monitoring at wind power plants

In approving wind power plants, the Nova Scotia government ignored credible evidence of eminent harm to residents that would live in proximity to the proposed facilities. As a result, some rural Nova Scotians now suffer chronic sleep disruption that in turn hinders daily functioning and effects health adversely. On Tuesday, October 17th, 1:00 pm at Province House in Halifax, Alan McMaster, PC MLA Inverness County, will be presenting two petitions that request the legislature to establish health objectives for residents . . .

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October 12, 2017 • Ontario, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Council of Canadians slams heavy-handed Samsung Energy legal tactics

Chatham, ON – The Council of Canadians is condemning Samsung Energy for filing a million dollar plus statement of claim against Chatham area residents who blocked construction at one of 34 wind turbines the company is erecting as part of its North Kent One* wind power project. Many of the people who took part in the 11 day blockade have filed well interference complaints against the developer, citing the vibrations from the company’s pile driving activity as the cause of . . .

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September 29, 2017 • Press releases, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine noise seminar review and update

Glasgow, 22nd September 2017 — Presentations: Melvin Grosvenor, Independent Noise Working Group (INWG) M Patrick Dugast, LCF Acoustique Expert, Acoustique et Vibrations Dr John Yelland MA DPhil (Oxon) MInstP FIET MIOA AMASA Professor Mariana Alves Pereira, PhD Melvin Grosvenor, representing INWG and affected communities relayed official responses contained in recent correspondence to concerned residents, from the UK Government, Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS), The Scottish Government, Energy and Climate Change Directorate, (ECCD), NHS Ayrshire & Arran (NHS . . .

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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 BCCRWE is reissuing this press release to bring to your attention the following: The meeting video YouTube address has been changed to https://youtu.be/2kvoZO-DEho as a result of Brown County removing the video from the internet. Full transcripts have been made of the presentations by Dr. Herb Coussons and Robert Rand, as well as of the questions they were asked during the Q & A . . .

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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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