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    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.

    posted:  May 3, 2013
    Comments, Illinois, SafetyPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Charles Rhodes and Richard Kuprewicz

    Stray voltage and other threats to pipeline safety

    Charles Rhodes, Xylene Power Recently an Illinois resident named Julie Newhouse sought my expert opinion with respect to a proposed wind farm to be built in Boone County, Illinois, adjacent to an existing major Enbridge oil pipeline. I am told that this wind farm is to include numerous wind generators geographically distributed close to the pipeline route. I believe that the wind farm developer contemplates generator interconnection via home run buried cable. Most wind farms are located in rural areas . . .

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    posted:  June 11, 2011
    Health, Illinois, Law, Noise, Presentations, Property valuesPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Whitley County Concerned Citizens

    Realities and Legalities – Other Perspectives on Industrial Wind Energy

    Dave & Stephanie Hulthen and their four children live in the home pictured below. It was their dream farmhouse in rural Dekalb County, Illinois, until the wind turbines moved in next door. Today the Hulthen family lives surrounded by thirteen 40-story turbines within one mile of their house, the two closest a mere 1400 feet away. When the realities of living with their new neighbors became clear, they launched their blog, Our Life with Dekalb Turbines, to record and share . . .

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    posted:  October 14, 2009
    Illinois, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Board of Bureau County, Ill.

    Bureau County to sue Iberdrola for road repairs

    The following press statement was issued last evening by the Board of Bureau County, Illinois. The actions of Iberdrola have also prompted some board members to petition the Illinois Attorney General to draft a document similar to the recent New York Wind Energy Code of Conduct. For weeks, the Bureau County Board has attempted to resolve with Iberdrola Renewables the dispute concerning the road repairs necessitated by the construction of the Providence Heights wind farm. Last week, Iberdrola Renewables rejected . . .

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    posted:  June 28, 2009
    Illinois, Noise, Petitions, SetbacksPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Citizens for the Protection of Libertyville

    Petition for a safe renewable wind ordinance in the town of Libertyville

    We, the undersigned, believe a renewable energy plan must no endanger our four most important non-renewables: our families, our homes, our community, our land. Aldridge Electric has built a wind turbine within 250 ft of residential property lines. It is very disruptive to our lives. It is obtrusive, incessant, loud and a nuisance. For reasons of health and safety associated with noise, shadow flicker and other concerns, wind turbines should not be built any closer than 1 mile or more . . .

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    posted:  March 11, 2009
    Illinois, Letters, Property valuesPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Carolyn Gerwin

    Iberdrola commits to current tax assessment regime, property protection

    Hello. I was on the Livingston County Board when it voted on the first wind farm application in our county. During the proceeding, we addressed the issue of Illinois taxes on wind farms. Illinois law currently sets a specific dollar value on each MW of installed capacity, which is then taxed according to the rates imposed by local governments. This formed the basis for all the revenue projections put forth by the applicant. I pointed out that the law expires . . .

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    posted:  January 13, 2009
    Illinois, InformationPrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  FPL Energy (Nextera)

    Map of wind energy facility, DeKalb County, Ill.

    Map of the 151-turbine wind energy facility in DeKalb and Lee Counties, Illinois, proposed by Florida Power & Light (now called “Nextera”), showing parcel owners, transmission lines, roads, and construction easements. Download “Map of proposed FPL wind energy facility, DeKalb County, Ill.” (5-MB PDF)

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