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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.

May 6, 2019 • Minnesota, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

New guide helps farmers with solar, wind energy installations

ST. PAUL – A guide to help Minnesota farmers navigate through legal contracts and other issues stalling large-scale solar and wind installations is now available. The “Farmers’ Guide to Solar and Wind Energy in Minnesota” was developed by the Minnesota Farmers Union and the St. Paul-based Farmers’ Legal Action Group as a resource for farmers considering solar and wind installations on their land. “Solar and wind energy can be great value additions to some family farms, especially in a time of . . . Complete story »

April 20, 2019 • Michigan, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Local Group Reacts to Wind Farm Cancellation

FRIENDS OF THE HURON MOUNTAINS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Group Reacts to Wind Farm Cancellation Urges Voter Turnout for Zoning Referendum Press Release RES Withdrawal April 2019 L’Anse, Michigan, April 19, 2019 The Friends of the Huron Mountains, a group formed to protect the interests of its members in the Huron Mountains and Michigamme Highlands area, welcomes today’s news that Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. will not proceed with the Summit Lake Wind Farm project on Weyerhaeuser Co. land in L’Anse Township. FOHM . . . Complete story »

March 30, 2019 • Australia, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Bald Hills Wind Farm decision: nuisance finding

In the confidential section of its Meeting, Council found that the Bald Hills Wind Farm had caused nuisance to some of its neighbours. The resolution – in part – reads as follows: Council is satisfied that there exists a nuisance of the kind alleged by the complainants, for the following reasons: A. The credible and consistent character of the noise logs provided by the complainants and/or the complaints made by the complainants about sleep disturbance and the injury to their . . . Complete story »

February 16, 2019 • Press releases, South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

South Dakota PUC approves construction permit for Dakota Range III wind energy project

PIERRE – The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Friday approved the construction of the Dakota Range III wind energy facility and transmission line to be built in Grant and Roberts counties. The three-member PUC accepted a settlement agreement presented by Dakota Range and the PUC staff at its regular meeting in Pierre on Feb. 15. The decision allows Dakota Range III to move forward with plans to erect up to 42 wind turbines capable of collectively generating up to 151.2 megawatts . . . Complete story »

November 13, 2018 • Ohio, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Paulding County Farmers and Wind Energy Association Sue State of Ohio over Secretive Wind Setback Law

COLUMBUS, OH – A group of farmers in Paulding County have filed suit against the state of Ohio, alleging that the Ohio General Assembly violated the state constitution when it passed a dramatic increase in wind setback mandates. In a case joined by the wind industry, the farmers assert that the legislature passed the amendment in House Bill 483 in 2014 in a totally unrelated piece of legislation, which is in violation of the “single subject” rule. The legislature adopted . . . Complete story »

September 20, 2018 • Press releases, SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Government Of Saskatchewan Approves Blue Hill Wind Energy Project

Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has approved a large-scale wind energy project in the province. This is the first large-scale wind energy project approved under The Environmental Assessment Act. Located south of Herbert, the Blue Hill Wind Energy Project will be developed and operated by Algonquin Power Co. (a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.) and is expected to include up to 56 wind turbines The turbines will add 177 megawatts of wind energy for SaskPower customers – enough energy . . . Complete story »

September 18, 2018 • Minnesota, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind power movie to be shown at MnWest-Canby Campus Tuesday

On September 18, a film screening of the new documentary, The Power of Minnesota, will take place at Minnesota West Community and Technical College on the Canby Campus. The film is a collection of stories and voices around Minnesota, highlighting the successes and benefits of renewable energy efforts throughout the state. The event in Canby is being hosted by Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), in partnership with Pioneer Public Television, Minnesota West Community and Technical College and MnSCU, Southwest Regional . . . Complete story »

September 5, 2018 • Massachusetts, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Vineyard Wind submits Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report

Vineyard Wind announced today that it has submitted the project’s Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report (SDEIR) to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA.) The latest report will further ensure that members of public have ample opportunity to provide input about the United States’ first large-scale offshore wind farm. The SDEIR filing captures additional project refinements following the award and negotiation of long-term contracts with Massachusetts’ electric distribution companies (EDCs) for construction of an 800-megawatt (MW) wind farm 15 miles . . . Complete story »

August 27, 2018 • Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Red light at night: A potentially fatal attraction to migratory bats

Night time light pollution is rapidly increasing across the world. Nocturnal animals are likely to be especially affected but how they respond to artificial light is still largely unknown. In a new study, scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in Berlin, Germany, tested the response of European bats to red and white light sources during their seasonal migration. Soprano pipistrelles (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) and, to a lesser degree, Nathusius’ pipistrelles (Pipistrellus nathusii) were recorded more frequently . . . Complete story »

August 11, 2018 • Kansas, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

NextEra Energy Resources to open local offices, host open houses for new wind project

NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), is hosting two open house events and opening local offices for a prospective wind energy project in Nemaha County. The project, Soldier Creek Wind Energy Center, includes up to 120 wind turbines and is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs and bring millions of dollars of economic impact to the area. “We are very excited about the Soldier Creek project,” said Spencer Jenkins, associate project manager for NextEra . . . Complete story »

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