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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.


January 16, 2018 • Ireland, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Nature strikes back: Lightning strikes 46 meter long rotor blade and blasts it to pieces

Inishowen – Yesterday evening at 6 PM lighting struck one of the ‘Ugly Sisters’ on Crockbrack Hill, Meanletterbale, Inishowen. One of the 46 meter long turbine blades was blasted to pieces when lightning struck the nacelle of the wind turbine. The nacelle of turbine T1 is badly damaged. Dents and scorch marks are clearly to be seen where the lightning hit the nacelle of the 116 meter high wind turbine. Complete story »


December 12, 2017 • Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Continued Emissions May Cause Global North-to-South Shift in Wind Power By End of Century

In the next century, wind resources may decrease in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere and could sharply increase in some hotspot regions down south, according to a study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers. The first-of-its-kind study predicting how global wind power may shift with climate change appears today in Nature Geoscience. “There’s been a lot of research looking at the potential climate impact of energy production transformations—like shifting away from fossil fuels toward renewables,” said lead author Kris . . . Complete story »


December 11, 2017 • Germany, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

See wind power through a child’s eyes in beautiful new Audi campaign

Audi and AvL/SE launch a beautiful and thought-provoking new film that invites us to view wind energy through a child’s eyes. The campaign promotes the new Audi g-tron model – a gas-powered hybrid fuelled by wind energy. By reimagining the natural force with childlike wonder, Audi encourages us to consider the possibilities of alternative drive technologies. Creatively devised by Berlin-based agency, AvL/SE, and produced by Czar, ‘Wind’ is an emotionally honest film told from a child’s perspective. From the backseat . . . Complete story »


December 1, 2017 • Press releases, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Alexander Introduces Amendment to End Wind Production Tax Credit At the End of This Year

“You don’t need to be an accountant to know that our tax code is too complicated, takes too many dollars away from working Americans and makes it harder to create good-paying jobs… The wind production tax credit is a perfect example of the kind of provision Congress should kiss goodbye.”  WASHINGTON, November 30, 2017 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today introduced an amendment to the Senate tax reform bill that would end the wind production tax credit at the . . . Complete story »


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 . . . Complete story »


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 . . . Complete story »


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 . . . Complete story »


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 . . . Complete story »


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 . . . Complete story »


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 . . . Complete story »


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