Alerts and Events: Information
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.
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.
This map shows the location of all known commercial wind turbines in Aberdeenshire at various stages of the planning process. Markers show the exact locations of turbines and wind masts – coordinates are taken from planning application documents available on Aberdeenshire Council’s planning website. Click here for up-to-date original.
The Druim Bà Wind Farm Application for 23 turbines with maximum blade height tips of 149.5m was submitted. RWE npower Renewables submitted their application to the Scottish Ministers for a site at Allt Duine, north of Kincraig. The 93MW proposal of 31 turbines with blade tip heights of up to 125m did not get support from the nearby Cairngorms National Park Authority. Glenkirk was recalled, due to objections by CNPA, to be considered along with Tom nan Clach. Carbon Free . . .