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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

September 26, 2022 • LesothoPrint storyE-mail story

Gone with the wind: Lesotho’s $15-billion energy pipedream

A $15-billion wind farm project that would have given Lesotho bragging rights to Africa’s largest renewable energy project, slashed electricity prices and created thousands of jobs has vanished from the country’s planned projects, leaving behind unanswered questions and politicians who don’t remember the details. The project was designed to increase the local energy production from 73MW to 6 073MW, and would have meant the southern African country could stop importing expensive electricity from South Africa and Mozambique. All traces of the . . . Complete story »

August 4, 2015 • LesothoPrint storyE-mail story

Lesotho’s planned wind farms could endanger birds

Lesotho’s proposed first wind farms could put the southern Africa nation’s bearded vulture population at risk of collision with turbines if the project’s current sites are maintained, a study suggests. Lesotho is planning its first ever large-scale wind farms developments, with two wind farms consisting of 42 and 100 turbines respectively proposed, according to a statement from the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. Longer-term plans are to set up . . . Complete story »

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