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Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Date added:  August 12, 2010
Economics, Environment, Health, Safety, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Wind Turbine Accident Data

Author:  Caithness Windfarm Information Forum

Originally maintained by the Caithness Windfarm Information Forum and now at Scotland Against Spin (the link below is to their site, where the most up-to-date files are available). Go to: “Wind Turbine Accident Data”

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Date added:  April 22, 2010
Economics, Environment, Massachusetts, Noise, SafetyPrint storyE-mail story

Open Letter to the Citizens and Voters of the Town of Wellfleet

Author:  Beebe, Jacqui

On March 30, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Wellfleet voted unanimously to suspend work on the proposed wind turbine project. It grieved me to make the decision and to have to disappoint so many people, especially those members of the Wellfleet Energy Committee (WEC) who gave literally years of their time, effort, and energy to this project. The vote has caused confusion and some controversy. I am writing to clarify why I chose to vote against the . . .

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Date added:  February 27, 2010
Americas, Economics, Europe, Safety, Technology, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Report

Author:  Wind Energy Update

This new report – available only by purchase – was prepared by independent experts Peter Asmus and Matthew Seitzler and incorporates strategies and data from over 100 operators and component providers. Data from sources around the world have been compiled to show trends of wind turbine component and sub-assembly failure rates and their subsequent downtimes. Here are a few of the primary data findings published in this report: 79% of wind turbines are still under warranty. This is about to change. O&M . . .

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Date added:  January 10, 2010
California, Economics, Safety, VideosPrint storyE-mail story

They’re Not Green Episode 8

Author:  Peña, Nettie

Wind power developers promise jobs to locals in Palm Springs, and instead they hire outside contractors. Safety becomes an issue. A worker is killed. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on wind turbines, but few permanent jobs are created. Episodes 7–10 are no longer available. Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6

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