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.
Action alerts, Economics, Emissions, Hearings, Iowa •
Source: SOUL of Wisconsin
Iowa Cardinal Hickory Creek Hearings PUBLIC ATTENDANCE VITAL December 10, 11 and 12, 9am-5pm Hotel Julien, 200 Main Street Dubuque, Iowa Your presence is needed to support the efforts of public intervenors at the upcoming hearings in Dubuque. If successful, legal obstacles laid down by transmission builders ITC-Midwest and Dairyland Power Cooperative would remove Ms. Chris Klopp and three other public intervenors from impacting the technical proceedings and: Eliminate the only arguments challenging need for the proposed Cardinal Hickory Creek . . .
The major provision of HB401 allows local voters in individual townships to vote on industrial wind turbine projects which have been ap-proved by the Ohio Power Siting Board for the areas in which these local voters live. Currently, there is no local vote allowed by Ohio law. There is no local control. The bill also requires the use of safety manuals to determine safe setbacks. The opposition pushback against local control is fierce. We must let those we elect to . . .
Fundraisers, Law, New York •
Source: Seneca Anti-Wind Union; Erie-Huron Anti Wind
Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, Nov. 9th, 5:00–8:00 PM Bellevue VFW, 6104 Hwy 20 $8 for adults and $4 for children 2019 Sportman’s Raffle Numerous other great raffles from area vendors Benefits fund legal counsel to oppose Republic Wind Seneca Anti-Wind Union Erie-Huron Anti Wind
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 . . .