Alerts and Events: Information
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.
Information, Law, Property values, U.S. •
Source: Coalition for Rural Property Rights
These items will not be in every company’s contract, but they are commonly found in most. There will be a non-exclusive easement covering your entire property, not just the footprint of the turbine and the access road. They can install, construct, remove, relocate, replace, use, maintain, and operate roads, bridges, culverts, staging and laydown areas as they see fit. They can construct a battery storage system. Contracts do not specify how big this is or that there is any additional . . .
Aesthetics, Environment, Information, Maine, Noise, Property values •
Source: Posted by Brad Blake on August 13, 2015, windtaskforce.org
An erstwhile wind warrior grabbed his camera this week and sent in these sad photos of the Oakfield Wind project, still under construction, but with enough turbines up so the impact is clear. First Wind bamboozled the Town of Oakfield with a so-called collaboration with a poor town that was eager for tax revenues and landowners eager to get leasing income. Again, First Wind laughs all the way to the bank, having taken over the town at a cheap, rock-bottom . . .
Action alerts, Environment, Information, Ireland •
Source: David Simpson, Inishowen Wind Energy Awareness Group
First challenge to Wild Atlantic Way – barely one month after its establishment – could set precedent for wind farm/other development on route of the Wild Atlantic Way. OUTLINE – THE FACTS A wind farm of two turbines has permission, following an appeal to An Bord Pleanala, to be built on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way. The developer has recently put in an amendment (1450014) to increase the height by 24% to 132 metres. Donegal County Council refused . . .
Information, Research, Safety, Scotland •
Source: Caithness Windfarm Information Forum
A Review by Stuart Young Consulting (Stuart Young is Chair of the Caithness Windfarm Information Forum) www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk/SchoolsReport.htm An independent expert review of the safety of putting wind turbines on school premises is essential. Current control measures require head teachers to leave the classroom and venture forth to take windspeed readings and shut down turbines in Hurricane Force wind speeds when “debris and unsecured objects are hurled about”. Highland Council recommend exclusion zones for safety reasons – e.g. fall, topple, ejection . . .
Impacts, Information, Ontario, Publications, Research, Web sites •
Source: Ill Wind Reporting
Ill Wind Reporting looks to uncover and document the many instances of negative effects from wind developments in rural communities. The web site is available for all to use. If you are negatively impacted by industrial wind turbines please submit a report for each incident you experience. If you think you will be submitting more than 1 report, please create a user account. Ill Wind Reporting is sponsored by an ad hoc group of individuals in Ontario, Canada, who are . . .
Information, Law, Scotland •
Source: Concerned About Wind Turbines in Aberdeenshire - cawt.co.uk
Debra Storr, representing Ellon and District (Formartine), is now working as a part-time planning consultant for Green Cat Renewables. On her Linked In profile, Councillor Storr writes: “As well as continuing as I am a councillor on Aberdeenshire Council , i am now working part time for Green Cat Renewables as a plannng consultant. This builds on my recently completed an MSc in Urban Planning and Real Estate at the University of Aberdeen.” [sic] Click here to read Councillor Storr’s . . .
Aesthetics, Environment, Information, Scotland •
Source: Scottish Natural Heritage / Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba
Windfarms installed or approved, under application, and in scoping (click picture to enlarge): Click here for current version.