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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.


April 17, 2014 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm company, residents spar at town hall meeting

MIDDLE POINT — For more than two hours, representatives of Iberdrola Renewables met at Lincolnview High School with locals concerning the proposed Dog Creek Wind Farm planned for northeastern Van Wert County. The stated goal of the evening was for Iberdrola Renewables to present an educational session with an opportunity for questions and answers. If constructed, the proposed project would include around 60 wind turbines in an area bordered on the north by U.S. 224, on the east by Bockey . . .

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April 17, 2014 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Turbines forces owner to quit home

A Cape Bridgewater resident is on the verge of abandoning her dream property because of the impacts nearby wind turbines are having on her health. Sonia Trist said on Friday she was resigned to inevitability that she will have to leave her 2.2 hectare property on the cape. The closest turbine to Miss Trist’s house is about 600 metres away, and is one of a cluster of five on the north side of Pacific Hydro’s Cape Bridgewater wind farm. She . . .

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April 17, 2014 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Union fight at wind farm

A Victorian construction union has been banned from leaving cars or equipment near entrances to a $400 million wind farm after a costly industrial battle reignited. The Federal Court ordered the 200m exclusion zone on Wednesday, after the CFMEU was accused of blockading the Bald Hills Wind Farm this week. Earlier this month, the union had given an undertaking to the court that it would not restrict access to the site, which is near Inverloch in South Gippsland. On Tuesday, . . .

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April 17, 2014 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Do not approve; Municipality tells province to reject wpd Canada’ wind project

The municipality of Prince Edward will ask the Ontario Ministry of Environment not to approve wpd Canada’s White Pines Project—29 industrial wind turbines from Milford to the edge of the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area. In a report presented to a committee of council last week, the municipality says it considers the Heritage Assessment Report prepared for the project to be “incomplete and deficient.” Further, it states that the proposed plans “lack appropriate mitigation measure” necessary to preserve the . . .

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April 17, 2014 • Blogs, New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Bliss, NY – Home For Sale – asking less than 1/2 of what they bought it for, pre-wind farm

Check out this link to an ad for a home in Bliss, NY,  For Sale – They bought it in 2003 for $215,000, and are now asking $94,900.   Many homes in the Towns of Clayton, Orleans, Brownville and Lyme, NY still live with the threat of being thrown into an industrial  wind turbine sacrifice zone.

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April 17, 2014 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Bluewater Wind Farm creates divide in community

Construction is underway on 37 wind turbines just south of Bayfield. Once complete, they’ll make up the Bluewater Wind Farm. It’s a project that has divided the community, even families. “I have cousins that have put up turbines and unfortunately we’re not talking right now,” says resident Mervin Steckle. One of those cousins is Paul Steckle, the former Liberal MP is a turbine leaseholder. He says he’s never seen an issue divide his community like wind turbines. “To see the . . .

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April 17, 2014 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Vast majority oppose Barmoor wind farm

An overwhelming majority of residents polled oppose the Barmoor Wind Farm which is due to be built in the coming months. The six-turbine project, which received planning consent in 2010, will be constructed “as soon as possible” by new owners EDF Energy Renewables. An independent exit poll taken as people left an open day held by the company in Lowick Village Hall last week found that 94.8 per cent of visitors opposed the scheme. A member of the local community, . . .

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April 17, 2014 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

City makes big move against wind farm

CORPUS CHRISTI- The City Council has taken another step in it’s effort to try and block and proposed wind farm out near Chapman Ranch. The council voted yesterday to annex that land, which currently lies within the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. City Manager Ron Olson says he hopes the process will take somewhere between 60 and 90 days. When it’s done, the city will own that land, but with that ownership, comes a number of things that need to be worked . . .

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April 17, 2014 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Anti-pylon groups say march a success

Over 5,000 people marched on Dublin city centre yesterday, to protest against proposed wind turbines and pylons, which organisers say was a success. The march, from Parnell Square to Government buildings on Kildare St., came after a proposed plan to export wind energy from a midlands wind farm to the UK collapsed this week. Demonstrators yesterday said politicians were not listening to them, but the march would draw national attention to the issues. According to the Ray Conroy, of the . . .

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April 17, 2014 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Residents unite against plans for wind farm

Concerned residents from the Angus glens have joined together to voice their disapproval of plans for wind farms in their area. Communities from the Angus and Perth and Kinross borders attended a public meeting on Thursday in Glenisla Village Hall – and they made their feelings known about the “proliferation” of wind farms in the area, and their objections to latest plans for a development at Saddle Hill, Kilry. Local resident and campaigner Dr Mike Morris, who chaired the meeting, . . .

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