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Wind Power News: Colorado


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.

March 24, 2017 • ColoradoPrint storyE-mail story

Reassurances fail to convince some neighbors El Paso County wind farm is safe

Residents living by a wind farm near Calhan say the turbines are affecting their health and harming animals, despite reassurances from experts at this week’s El Paso County commissioners’ meeting. Jeff Wolfe, who lives close to NextEra Energy’s Golden West wind farm, said he’s experienced nausea, dizziness and migraines since it began operating in fall 2015. He attributes the symptoms to the low-frequency sound waves, known as infrasound, emitted by the 145 windmills. “This is poisoning people. It’s poisoning animals,” . . .

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March 24, 2017 • ColoradoPrint storyE-mail story

Homeowners speak to El Paso County county commissioners on wind farm concerns

The wind farm in Eastern El Paso County continues to raise concerns for people who live nearby. Thursday, county commissioners got to hear those concerns, but it’s the infrasound from the wind farm homeowners say is the biggest problem. “It resonates inside your chest cavity, inside your head, and it’s just a resonate vibration that continually goes on. It won’t let you sleep at night, it wakes you up in the middle of the night, you can’t get a deep . . .

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March 24, 2017 • ColoradoPrint storyE-mail story

Calhan wind farm situation remains unresolved; Nextera says turbines are within safety guidelines

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – An El Paso County commissioner said Thursday that safety and health concerns regarding the Nextera wind farm in Calhan may never be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction. “I don’t know that it’s within our authority to consider at this point in time,” said Commissioner Mark Waller. “It’s been approved. The process has already taken place to allow Nextera to operate a wind farm.” Ever since the wind farm opened last fall, a small but vocal group of . . .

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March 18, 2017 • ColoradoPrint storyE-mail story

Residents’ concerns about wind farm to be addressed at next El Paso County commissioners’ meeting

A meeting next week will give locals the chance to learn more about a controversial wind farm near Calhan. At the El Paso County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting on Thursday, officials will provide an update on NextEra Energy’s Golden West wind farm, which was completed in the fall of 2015. Representatives from the Florida-based energy company are expected to provide information on the sound levels of the 145 windmills and detail the wind farm’s compliance with local regulations, according . . .

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February 11, 2017 • ColoradoPrint storyE-mail story

Boon or bust? TransWest signals tax revenues for Moffat County, tough negotiations for landowners

Craig – The route for the TransWest Express transmission line – set to traverse Northwestern Colorado on its 725-mile path from Wyoming to Nevada – received a final stamp of federal approval last month from the Western Area Power Administration, on the heels of Bureau of Land Management approval in December. The wind energy transmission project is expected to bring $600,000 to $900,000 in annual property tax revenue to Moffat County, according to TransWest, and up to 1,000 jobs at the peak of . . .

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February 8, 2017 • ColoradoPrint storyE-mail story

Calhan residents say wind turbines are causing health issues

CALHAN, Colo. – Calhan residents expressed their complaints towards wind turbines at a county meeting on Tuesday. KRDO NewsChannel 13 was at that meeting to hear several passionate pleas from those who say they are fed up. Residents say wind turbines, which became active in 2015, are destroying their livelihood and their lives. “It’s killing me. I have seizures now. If I sleep in the bunker, the seizures go away, but they come back,” explained Sandra Wolfe. Wolfe is just . . .

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February 4, 2017 • Colorado, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

The facts about how many eagles are killed by wind turbines

Re: “Wind turbines and golden eagles; can we have both in the American West?” Jan. 28 guest commentary. The guest commentary by Noreen Walsh highlighting the conflict between wind farms and both bald and golden eagles pointedly fails to mention the number of such birds killed annually by collisions with the blades. While the Interior Department refuses to release the actual number, most estimates by both industry and environmental groups put the number of those deaths at between 300 and . . .

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January 31, 2017 • ColoradoPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm gains commissioners’ approval; $1 billion project will take shape in southeast part of Elbert County

In a public hearing that ended in applause from the nearly 100 attendees, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved applications from Rush Creek Wind Farm and Xcel Energy to build a $1 billion wind farm and accompanying transmission lines in southeast Elbert County between Simla and Limon. “I don’t think anyone has seen a nearly billion-dollar project walk into Elbert County in their lifetime,” Commissioner Chris Richardson said. The commissioners approved the project by a vote of 3-0 on . . .

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January 10, 2017 • Colorado, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy must do more to protect eagles

Re: “Eagles and wind power can coexist,” Jan. 5 letter to the editor. Tom Vinson, in his letter on wind turbines and eagles, writes, “More than 90 percent of wind projects have zero impact. Of those that do, the vast majority impact a single eagle over 30 years.” While the wind industry has made improvements in the siting of wind farms and consideration of impact to eagles, fatality surveys do not support his last sentence. If there is eagle nesting . . .

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January 8, 2017 • Colorado, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Follow up to wind farm health concerns

The Golden West Wind Energy Center, owned by NextEra Energy Resources and located in Calhan, Colorado, has been fully operational since October 2015. More than a year later, some residents living within the wind farm’s footprint are still experiencing negative physical and psychological effects from the 145, 453-foot tall industrial wind turbines, with no solution in sight. According to the September 2015 issue of “The New Falcon Herald,” the wind farm effects ranged from feeling dizzy and nauseous to concerns . . .

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