Alerts and Events: Environment
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.
Sacrificed landscapes: How the Energy Transition is destroying our environment Erschienen (published): 14.11.2016, Verlagsgruppe Random House Produzieren wir statt Ökoenergie die nachhaltigste Naturzerstörung? Über die Schattenseiten der Energiewende zu sprechen gilt als politisch nicht korrekt. Aber soll man deshalb darüber schweigen? Tatsache ist: Die übereilt und planlos in Szene gesetzte Energiewende hat einen ungeheuren Wildwuchs an Windrädern und Solaranlagen hervorgebracht und droht sich zu dem bisher rasantesten Flächenverbrauch aller Zeiten in unserem Land zu entwickeln. Die letzten unzerstörten Landschaften und . . .
Aesthetics, Environment, France, Noise, Property values, Protests •
SAMEDI 10 DECEMBRE 2016 A CONFOLENS (Charente) à 9 h 30 MANIFESTATION POUR LA DÉFENSE DU PATRIMOINE RURAL, CONTRE LES AFFAIRISTES EOLIENS Madame, Monsieur, A l’initiative de l’Association RAPASSE 16450 Saint-Laurent-de-Céris , un collectif de 22 Associations situées sur les 5 départements jouxtant la Charente, toutes opposées à la défiguration de notre patrimoine rural organisent une manifestation le Samedi 10 décembre 2016, à 9 h 30, à CONFOLENS (16). Communiqué de Presse Manifestation pour la défense du Patrimoine Rural contre . . .
Announcements, Economics, Environment, Law, Northern Ireland •
Source: Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland
The Department of the Environment has launched ‘Calls for Evidence’ to help inform the scope of forthcoming reviews of strategic planning policy for Development in the Countryside and strategic planning policy for Renewable Energy development. It is anticipated that the evidence received will improve the Department’s understanding of the operation and impact of the existing policy approaches as set out in the Strategic Planning Policy Statement and provide up-to-date evidence on the social, environmental and economic impacts of both strategic . . .
Environment, Presentations, Vermont •
Source: Grafton Woodlands Group and Friends of Windham
Civil and environmental engineer Geoffry Goll of Princeton Hydro will discuss the Saxtons River watershed and the potential impact of industrial wind. The focus will be based on his direct relevant experience with other wind projects and the impacts of Vermont’s high-elevation headwater sources of water for people and the ecology. Friday, March 18, 6:30 pm Grafton (Vermont) Elementary School gymnasium Goll will highlight the extreme difficulty of controlling stormwater run-off from the high-impact, high-elevation construction sites. He will describe . . .
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, 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 . . .
Action alerts, Campaigns, Economics, Emissions, Environment, Health, Letters, U.S., Vermont •
Source: Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Dear Senators Leahy and Sanders and Congressman Welch: We, the undersigned, join many thousands of U.S. taxpayers and ratepayers nationwide in urging you and your colleagues to eliminate the 22-year old wind production tax credit (PTC). You should know by now that development of wind power in the United States does not reduce our need to maintain and build reliable generation, nor does it add materially to employment in our country. The small amount of energy it generates is intermittent, . . .