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    Alerts Archive: March 2016

    These postings are provided to help publicize the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.


    posted:  March 19, 2016
    Alberta, Hearings, Law, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Alberta Utilities Commission

    Mainstream Renewable in violation of noise levels, seeks waiver — request for submissions regarding application

    The Alberta Utilities Commission, the independent utilities regulator, will be considering the Oldman 2 wind farm post-construction sound survey at six locations in fulfillment of terms and conditions in Approval U2013-260. [Power Plant Approval U2013-260, Proceeding 2572, Application 1609509, May 15, 2013.] At one of the six locations evaluated for noise levels near the Oldman 2 wind power plant, as required for compliance with Approval U2013-260, receptor C is in excess of the permissible sound levels. The operator of the . . .

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    posted:  March 9, 2016
    Announcements, Economics, Environment, Law, Northern IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland

    Call for Evidence: Countryside and Renewable Energy Development

    The Department of the Environment has launched ‘Calls for Evidence’ to help inform the scope of forthcoming reviews of strategic planning policy for Development in the Countryside and strategic planning policy for Renewable Energy development. It is anticipated that the evidence received will improve the Department’s understanding of the operation and impact of the existing policy approaches as set out in the Strategic Planning Policy Statement and provide up-to-date evidence on the social, environmental and economic impacts of both strategic . . .

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    posted:  March 8, 2016
    Environment, Presentations, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Grafton Woodlands Group and Friends of Windham

    Wind versus Water: the impact of ridgeline wind on water resources

    Civil and environmental engineer Geoffry Goll of Princeton Hydro will discuss the Saxtons River watershed and the potential impact of industrial wind. The focus will be based on his direct relevant experience with other wind projects and the impacts of Vermont’s high-elevation headwater sources of water for people and the ecology. Friday, March 18, 6:30 pm Grafton (Vermont) Elementary School gymnasium Goll will highlight the extreme difficulty of controlling stormwater run-off from the high-impact, high-elevation construction sites. He will describe . . .

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