Alerts and Events: Law
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.
Action alerts, Australia, Law, Noise •
Source: Engage Victoria
Changes to the regulation of wind farm noise – Victoria, Australia
New regulations of wind energy facilities in Victoria are proposed to ensure that the amenity of local communities is protected and to provide certainty for industry. These will replace interim regulations, which are due to expire in October 2022. What is being proposed? Three alternative approaches to wind farm noise regulation have been assessed in a regulatory impact statement (RIS), prepared by Deloitte Access Economics: No additional regulation – relying on general provisions within the Environment Protection Act 2017 Direct . . .
Environment, Law, Newsletters, Ohio •
Source: Seneca Anti-Wind Union
Contents (issue 36): State lawmakers in the Ohio Senate urged to allow SB 234 wind farm referendum Seneca Anti-Wind Union Investigates, Episode 3 – “Property Destruction, Forgery, and Trespassing; The Abuse of Host Community Citizens” (video link) Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills (Bloomberg News link) Download PDF: “Windbreaker, issue 36”
Action alerts, Law, Ohio •
Source: Seneca Anti-Wind Union
Please write a letter of support for Ohio House Bill 401 (Reineke Referendum)
The major provision of HB401 allows local voters in individual townships to vote on industrial wind turbine projects which have been ap-proved by the Ohio Power Siting Board for the areas in which these local voters live. Currently, there is no local vote allowed by Ohio law. There is no local control. The bill also requires the use of safety manuals to determine safe setbacks. The opposition pushback against local control is fierce. We must let those we elect to . . .
Fundraisers, Law, New York •
Source: Seneca Anti-Wind Union; Erie-Huron Anti Wind
Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, Nov. 9th, 5:00–8:00 PM Bellevue VFW, 6104 Hwy 20 $8 for adults and $4 for children 2019 Sportman’s Raffle Numerous other great raffles from area vendors Benefits fund legal counsel to oppose Republic Wind Seneca Anti-Wind Union Erie-Huron Anti Wind
Action alerts, Iowa, Law, Setbacks •
Source: National Wind Watch
Iowa wind bill blitz
Update, March 11: All of the bills died. ‘We were never going to get what we needed, not with the wind industry’s very strong lobby. Most likely we would’ve backed into a “compromise” (we all know how well the wind industry compromises) and we would’ve been stuck with a bill that helps very few, if anyone. We were pleased and emboldened by the express support from many of our legislators.’ Update, March 5: SF 361 is the only wind energy . . .
Pros and Cons of Industrial Wind – presentation outline
Pros Money – Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy will receive $10 billion in tax credits for building wind turbines (Des Moines Register May 30, 2018} Avoiding less than 1% of worldwide CO₂ (AWEA, Wind Energy Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Statista, Global CO₂ emissions) Jobs. Wars and natural disasters make jobs, too. Cons Expensive – Wind turbines are not viable without Production Tax Credit and tax abatement. “Safe Harbor” is the mechanism that allows companies to claim the full PTC no matter . . .
Economics, Emissions, Environment, Essays, Health, Impacts, Information, Law, Noise, Property values, Wildlife •
Source: Coalition for Rural Property Rights
Industrial wind turbines are being proposed in your community
Industrial wind turbines are being proposed in your community. It may seem like a great opportunity but many people regret signing contracts, others regret not having fought them off and others have fought them off. These are the issues you should educate yourself on. 1. Property values Not many people want to live within an industrial installation so the value of your home will be diminished severely. The Berkley study they will bring out is flawed. 2. Electromagnetic and frequency . . .