Alerts and Events: Press releases
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.
Announcements, France, Impacts, Press releases •
Source: Collectif Énergie and Vérité
The Collective « Energie et Vérité » (Energie & Truth) was launched on February 22 in Paris, on the initiative of personalities, scientific experts, economists, environment officials. Those persons share the same values concerning the truth about energy, which is one of most important sectors for development in France. This group is determined to put forward arguments free of any ideology, to analyse the studies published, to sort the truth. And to let it be known. The statement assessed by this group . . .
Aujourd’hui, en France, certains promoteurs éoliens tentent d’imposer leurs projets par la force, contraignant les riverains à créer des zones à défendre (ZAD) afin de préserver leur qualité de vie et d’empêcher le saccage industriel d’une nature rurale encore préservée. Depuis plus de 6 mois, dans plusieurs régions, des habitants de villages ruraux résistent aux forces de l’ordre envoyées par les autorités pour faire passer des convois acheminant des éoliennes par des petites routes de montagne ou de campagne, des . . .
On 9 June Polish Senate approved the bill providing for mandatory setbacks of new wind farm developments from residential housing, which had already been passed by the Lower House several weeks ago. To become law, the legislation must now be signed by Polish President Andrzej Duda and officially published. The law is expected to come into effect as from 1 July 2016. This new regulation affects rural communities in a number of important ways: future wind farms may be sited . . .
Aesthetics, Press releases, Publications, Scotland, Videos, Wildlife •
Source: John Muir Trust
The John Muir Trust and the University of Leeds Wild Land Research Institute have produced an animation showing the dramatic change in Scotland’s landscape over the past 20 years as a result of the proliferation of wind turbines. The animation is based on a series of maps that illustrate the extent of Scotland’s land area from which wind turbines are potentially visible. It includes both built and consented wind turbines above 20 metres tall, and excludes applications still in the . . .
The Den Brook Judicial Review Group (DBJRG) regrets that the need has arisen to publicly issue the Den Brook wind farm developer, Renewable Energy Systems (RES), with a pre-action protocol Notice of Intent to establish both audible EAM and sub-audible infra-sound noise monitoring. The need has arisen due to continued disingenuous responses and malfeasant submissions from the developer and its agents. This has been the case throughout DBJRG’s longstanding efforts for obtaining effective conditions and controls to properly protect neighbours . . .
The people of Scotland deserve the real truth regarding the costs, to them, of Renewables. If the general public realised how hard the SNP government’s policy on wind farms was (and already is) going to impact their health and hit them in the pocket from so many different sources for NO energy security, NO affordable energy bills and NO guaranteed reduction in CO2 emissions, would they continue to go along with what they are being told by this government and . . .
La saline royale d’Arc-et-Senans est une ancienne saline industrielle de sel gemme du XVIIIe siècle construite à Arc-et-Senans dans le Doubs en Franche-Comté. Elle est menacée par un projet d’éoliennes éantes parfaitement visibles de ce site historique protégé. L’association “Le Vent Tourne” dénonce depuis juin 2014 ce projet d’installation d’éoliennes géantes en vallée de la Loue sur le territoire des communes de Byans sur Doubs et Lombard. Elle considère que ce projet, initié par un bureau d’études local, partenaire de . . .