Alerts and Events: Aesthetics
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.
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 . . .
Aesthetics, Announcements, Economics, Maine, Publications •
Source: Meryl L. Moss Media Relations
Winner, General Fiction, New England Book Festival, 2015 Buy at Amazon. Some of America’s most corrupt politicians can be found in the windswept wilds of Maine. The Pine Tree State rates next-to-last in citizens’ trust of their legislators according to the Gallup Poll (April 4, 2014), and the Center for Public Integrity gives the state an F for corruption. Maine politicians appropriate taxpayer funds for their own companies, while governors pass legislation for huge energy projects which they then create . . .
Aesthetics, Environment, Petitions, Scotland •
Source: Friends of the Great Glen
Go to the Petition: www.scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01564 Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take steps to designate the Loch Ness and Great Glen as a National Scenic Area; to recommend a priority application is made to UNESCO for the area to be afforded World Heritage protection; and to take appropriate steps to discourage further wind turbine developments and support the restoration of sites damaged by wind turbines. Introduction Wind farms have a part in renewable energy developments . . .
Advertisements, Aesthetics, Economics, Energy, Maine, Radio •
Source: Saving Maine
“Goodbye, Saddleback Mountain” “Poor Wind vs. Tax Breaks” “Power Exporter”
Aesthetics, Economics, Energy, Netherlands, Publications •
Source: VVD Wijk bij Duurstede
The beautiful panorama of Wijk bij Duurstede might be changing. With an abundance of arguments you can prevent this! Will you play “Down with wind turbines”? No. I am from SP/GroenLinks/D66. Yes. I accept the challenge. 1. How far away can a 150-meter wind turbine be seen standing in the landscape? 2. How many euros less would a Wijks house be worth near wind turbines by the canal? 3. How many cars is the energy generated by a spinning wind . . .
Aesthetics, Economics, Energy, Environment, Health, Noise, Protests, Publications, Safety, Scotland, Wildlife •
Source: Scotland Against Spin
SNP Annual Conference, Perth, Saturday 19th October The Scottish Borders Network joined by South of Scotland groups will be hosting this year’s anti-wind turbine protest in Perth on Saturday October 19th. Supported by Scotland Against Spin and campaigners from across Scotland, the protest will highlight the particular plight of the country south of Edinburgh and Glasgow. More turbine development has been forced on this region than any other in Scotland. The Scottish Government is still denying the South planning controls . . .
Aesthetics, Impacts, Northern Ireland, Petitions •
Source: Windwatch: West Tyrone Against Wind Turbines
To: Jane Curley, Northern Ireland Strategic Planning Office Belfast: Refuse planning on West Tyrone Windfarms Proposed Wind Farm at Slievard Mountain, Omagh (Planning Ref: K/2013/0102/F) Proposed Wind Farm Alteration and Extension at Bessy Bell, Omagh (Planning Ref: J/2013/0080/F) Proposed Wind Farm at Lisnaharney Road, Omagh (Planning Ref: K/2013/0181/F) We object to these for the following reasons: The planning regulations are outdated in respect to Wind Power. West Tyrone has 49% of Northern Irelands Wind Turbine commitment – we are over-saturated . . .