Alerts and Events: U.S.
These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of 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.
Update, March 11: All of the bills died. ‘We were never going to get what we needed, not with the wind industry’s very strong lobby. Most likely we would’ve backed into a “compromise” (we all know how well the wind industry compromises) and we would’ve been stuck with a bill that helps very few, if anyone. We were pleased and emboldened by the express support from many of our legislators.’ Update, March 5: SF 361 is the only wind energy . . .
Aesthetics, Environment, Flyers, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Wildlife •
Source: Save Our Beautiful Lake
For further information, visit saveourbeautifullake.org Also see: Icebreaker Binder at na-paw.org
In accordance with the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) in support of an application from MidAmerican Energy Company (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) for the federally endangered Indiana bat, federally threatened northern long-eared bat, and federally protected bald eagle; also included in the permit would be the little brown bat and tricolored . . .
Economics, Impacts, Iowa, Law, Presentations, Safety •
Source: Coalition for Rural Property Rights
Pros Money – Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy will receive $10 billion in tax credits for building wind turbines (Des Moines Register May 30, 2018} Avoiding less than 1% of worldwide CO₂ (AWEA, Wind Energy Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Statista, Global CO₂ emissions) Jobs. Wars and natural disasters make jobs, too. Cons Expensive – Wind turbines are not viable without Production Tax Credit and tax abatement. “Safe Harbor” is the mechanism that allows companies to claim the full PTC no matter . . .
Environment, Health, Indiana, Information, Noise, Wildlife •
Source: Tipton County, Indiana, residents
Click here to download all of the above in a single PDF.
Environment, Newsletters, Vermont, Wildlife •
Source: Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Wind energy development on United States Forest Service land in Readsboro and Searsburg is mountaintop quarrying. The Green Mountain National Forest got a new superhighway for trucks carrying loads of more than 200,000 pounds to elevations above 3000 feet. The bears got a new bridge. Click here to download VCE’s 2017 End of Year Report.
FYI and to encourage and give hope to other communities confronted with a seemingly fruitless battle against wind farms, I offer you an overview of our fight and so far, victory and our new challenge. Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley (FGRV) gathered together and began its fight against the 161 wind turbines of the proposed Antelope Ridge Wind Farm sometime in late 2009. With the strong leadership of Dennis and Pamela Wilkerson FGRV was able to fully utilize and . . .