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Wind Watch: Industrial Wind Energy News

These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

February 17, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Federal commission denies wind farm developer’s request

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a request from the developer behind wind turbines proposed for Cass and Miami counties that would have allowed it to easily change where it connects with an electric transmission grid. The Feb. 9 FERC order addresses Harvest Wind Energy LLC’s petition for a waiver of PJM Interconnection LLC’s Open Access Transmission Tariff. Harvest Wind Energy is the turbine project proposed by Renewable Energy Systems Americas, or RES, in northern Cass and Miami counties . . . Complete story »

February 17, 2018 • Nebraska, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Allowing private businesses to use eminent domain is immoral

Last week I introduced LB 752 at its hearing. This bill repeals a section of the law I believe is immoral. Nebraska Statute 70-1014.02 (5) says: “Only a consumer-owned electric supplier operating in the State of Nebraska may exercise eminent domain authority to acquire the land rights necessary for the construction of transmission lines and related facilities. The exercise of eminent domain to provide needed transmission lines and related facilities for a privately developed renewable energy generation facility is a . . . Complete story »

February 17, 2018 • PennsylvaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Atlantic Wind scales back turbine proposal

A controversial wind energy project proposed for the land surrounding Bethlehem’s water supply would be scaled back under a zoning application filed this month in a Carbon County community. The application shows the number of turbines would drop from 37 to 28 in Penn Forest Township. The reduction would be to the northern most part of the project, putting the turbines farther than a mile from the nearest home there, the company says. The new proposal would also reduce the . . . Complete story »

February 17, 2018 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Protest against onshore wind farms set for Holyrood

A protest by the mountaineers of Scotland against the growth of onshore wind farms is set to take place at Holyrood on Wednesday. Mountineering Scotland and the John Muir Trust has announced that they will take part in a “peaceful protest” outside the Scottish Parliament building next week. The organisation is calling for MSP’s to acknowledge that Scotland’s wild areas should be better protected from large scale infrastructure building and the resulting structures such as onshore wind farms. Helen McDade, . . . Complete story »

February 17, 2018 • MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

Ocean City questions wind farm developer’s ‘dismissive attitude’ about distance concerns

OCEAN CITY – While there may yet be an opportunity to find some common ground between Ocean City and US Wind over the distance from shore of the proposed wind turbines, a pair of letters fired back and forth this week indicates the two sides remain far apart on the issue. On Feb. 5, the Mayor and Council passed a resolution reiterating its opposition to the development of offshore wind energy turbines within view of the resort’s coastline. Again, it’s important . . . Complete story »

February 17, 2018 • Letters, South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

No economic boon for Tripp

I read the front-page article in The Daily Republic Saturday entitled “Economic troubles in Tripp.” When the Beethoven Wind Farm was built in the Tripp area in 2013, the Tripp community was promised this “economic boon.” What has happened since then? The Tripp School District is on life support with an opt out, the grocery store has closed, re-opened and now closed for good, and the Good Samaritan Home is closing in March. Tripp had a lot more jobs before . . . Complete story »

February 17, 2018 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Oneida band chief irked with turbine project

The Oneida First Nation is siding with Dutton-Dunwich over a controversial wind farm project, claiming they were passed over during the planning process for the Strong Breeze Wind Project. Chief Randall Phillips recently spoke to Dutton Dunwich councillors. He says his band of 2,500 members was sidestepped by Chicago-based energy giant Invenergy LLC, and that the consultation process for renewable energy projects is ripe with flaws. “The process that government uses with First Nations is not always entirely straight up,” . . . Complete story »

February 17, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Seven-year legal bid to overturn huge wind turbine in Woodborough is rejected by country’s top judges

Protestors against a huge wind turbine in Woodborough suffered another legal defeat at the hands of three of the country’s top judges in London today (February 16). The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, and Lords Justices Sales and Flaux unanimously threw out the latest challenge aimed at blocking the plan for 67.6 metre high turbine at Woodborough to provide power for a local farm which stands in the Green Belt. Today’s highly complex judgment at London’s Appeal Court came as . . . Complete story »

February 17, 2018 • Maine, MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

LePage vows to push through $950M project to send Quebec hydropower through Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine – Massachusetts chose a $950 million project headed by Maine utility Central Maine Power to be its backup option for a massive clean energy procurement that appeared headed to New Hampshire before regulators there nixed it last week. Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s energy czar said his boss would “push this right through” the rest of the permitting process handled by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, but it could set off confrontations with environmentalists who have been cool to, . . . Complete story »

February 17, 2018 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Ban wind farms from wild areas

Scotland’s official Wild Land Areas should be a no-go zone for large-scale commercial wind farms. That will be the message when representatives of the John Muir Trust are joined by cross-party MSPs outside Holyrood on Wednesday (21 February). Within the current National Planning Framework, the Scottish Government states: “We also want to continue our strong protection for our wildest landscapes – wild land is a nationally important asset.” However, in contrast to National Scenic Areas and National Parks, where windfarms . . . Complete story »

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