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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch 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.


October 16, 2019 • Letters, VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine blades are not recyclable

In you editorial of September 18 (“A candidate with a plan”), the focus was on the job Canada was doing on renewable energy. While I agree we need more renewable energy, no one points out the fact that the gigantic blades of the wind turbines are not recyclable. An article published in the August 7, 2019 edition of the Cowboy State Daily in Wyoming had an article that talked about the blades had to be placed in the landfill. The . . . Complete story »


October 16, 2019 • South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

S.D. regulators OK most of settlement for Tatanka Ridge Wind farm in Deuel County

South Dakota regulators approved most of a settlement Tuesday for constructing another wind-power farm. The 155-megawatt Tatanka Ridge project plans 56 towers in the Deuel County townships of Blom, Brandt, Grange, Hidewood and Scandinavia townships, located near Toronto and Brandt. The owner is Avangrid Renewables Inc. The state Public Utilities Commission agreed to hold a hearing November 4-5 on four sets of conditions. Decommissioning – taking down the structures – was already outside the settlement. The commissioners added three others for the . . . Complete story »


October 16, 2019 • Letters, TexasPrint storyE-mail story

On the topic of wind farms

I am a member of The Cooke County Coalition For Property Rights. We are against EDP Renewables Wildcat Creek Wind Farm being built in Cooke County. We have debunked EDP’s claim that property values will not be affected. Just ask a local real estate agent. We have debunked EDP’s claims of no health side effects. Just ask the people who live near a windmill in Muenster. We have debunked EDP’s claim that our schools and community will gain from the . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2019 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

No wind farm equipment transported to Kahuku as demonstrators block access

Officials say parts of the wind turbine were scheduled to be transported to Kahuku late Sunday night, but those against the wind farm project have blocked access at Kalaeloa and Kahuku. The company behind the controversial wind farm project has 6 weeks to transport its turbines to the North Shore. Demonstrators tell us they’re prepared to stay as long as it takes to get their message across. “We’re glad just to have the Mauna and Sherwood, we are all backing . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2019 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Champaign County wind farm project tabled

The developer of a proposed wind farm in Champaign County no longer has the certificates needed to build the project. Attorneys representing the Buckeye Wind LLC and Champaign Wind LLC projects asked the Ohio Power Sitting Board to relinquish certificates that were approved for those projects nearly a decade ago. They also asked to withdraw any pending amendments filed since then. “From our standpoint, the cases are all closed now and the company no longer has the certificates to construct . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Moratorium on Portland wind turbines may get extended

PORTLAND – It appears the Town Board is leaning toward extending its moratorium on permits and applications for windmills, which is due to expire on Dec. 26. Daniel Schrantz, town supervisor, said what he and town board members are currently hearing in regard to the proposed turbines in the town is not favorable. In addition, there is no concrete number when it comes to how these projects will affect town revenues. “Right now there’s very little benefit to the town of . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2019 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Protesters block construction of AES’s Na Pua Makani wind farm

Plans to transport heavy equipment and parts for AES’s Na Pua Makani wind farm to a Kahuku site overnight Sunday were put on hold after opponents of the project gathered at the AES yard in Kalaeloa to peacefully protest and block the transport. The company’s plan was to move the large parts for the turbines from Sunday to Thursday night between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. when the impact on traffic would be minimal. “After considering a multitude of factors . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2019 • New Jersey, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Turbine gone with the wind? Ocean Gate residents certainly hope so

Kate Ranuro is a retiree who lives in the borough of Ocean Gate. It’s on the Toms River not far from the Barnegat Bay. If you like sailing, it’s a beautiful place to live. But not if you like peace and quiet. The town of densely packed bungalows has two giant windmills located in its center. The noise they make is like a clothes dryer with an old sneaker and some loose change rolling around in it. I first heard . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2019 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Kahuku wind farm opponents protest along Kamehameha Highway

A group opposed to a planned wind farm on Oahu’s North Shore are protesting along Kamehameha Highway in Kahuku today in an effort to stop development of the project. “We do plan to stand our ground because our kids and our kupuna and our community, they’re important to us and we plan to stay out there for as long as we have to to ensure the safety of our people and our community and Native Hawaiian wildlife,” said Kananiloaanuenue Ponciano, . . . Complete story »


October 15, 2019 • PennsylvaniaPrint storyE-mail story

New date set for variance hearing for wind energy developer

A hearing for an appeal from wind energy developer Clean Air Generation LLC has been rescheduled before the Hegins Township Zoning Hearing Board. The new date for the public hearing is 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Hegins Area Ambulance Association building, 352 Gap St., in Valley View. CAG attorney Charles B. Haws, of Reading, confirmed the new date and time Monday. Originally, the zoning hearing board was set to hear CAG’s application on Oct. 31, but Haws had . . . Complete story »


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