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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.

April 15, 2021 • Letters, MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

What about waste from wind and solar energy industries?

Regarding “Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells” (April 2): It’s good that abandoned wells and mines are being cleaned up. But it does not appear that the Biden administration is addressing another issue: waste left over from renewable energy efforts. Wind turbines deployed in the 1990s have reached their useful life and are being decommissioned. The disposal of the blades, which are made of resins and fiberglass, are not recyclable and are ending up . . . Complete story »

April 14, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Ameren Missouri’s proposed rate hike tied to wind energy investments

More than a million Ameren Missouri customers in the state are facing a rate hike spurred in part by renewable energy investments by the company. “This is after several rate reductions that have happened since 2017,” Warren Wood, Ameren Missouri’s Vice President of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs said. “The net effect over the last five years is about 5.4% rate change or one percent per year since then.” Wood said the utility has 1.2 million customers in Missouri, for which, . . . Complete story »

April 9, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Boone County officials propose new Wind Farm Regulations at public hearing

Public hearings for Wind Farm Regulations have been scheduled by the Boone County Zoning Commission throughout April. The commission will host the first public hearing Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Boone County Government Center. Leaders will present new proposed regulations in regards to citizens who are considering being a part of the wind farm. Boone County Resource Management Director, Bill Florea, says the department is looking forward to hearing the public’s comments in regards to the proposed regulations. . . . Complete story »

April 9, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

P&Z Commission hears public input on proposed wind farm regulations

At a brief public hearing, the Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission heard public comments both for and against its proposed regulations on wind farms. RWE Renewables has been eyeing land near Harrisburg in northwestern Boone County, as well as in neighboring Howard County, for a potential wind farm. The Planning and Zoning Commission has been working for months to develop regulations on how and where wind farms can be built. Six people spoke at Thursday’s public hearing. Columbia resident . . . Complete story »

April 6, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Boone County leaders schedule public hearings to discuss wind farm regulations

Boone County leaders have scheduled public hearings for wind farm regulations that could go into effect later this year. The regulations create rules on how wind farm projects will be approved, operated and where they will be placed. County leaders will discuss the drafted regulations during three meetings being held through the end of April. The first hearing will be held at the Boone County Government Center in downtown Columbia on Thursday. Each of the Meetings is scheduled to start . . . Complete story »

April 2, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Boone County schedules public hearings on draft wind farm rules

Strict rules governing the development of wind farms in Boone County are being proposed by the Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission and will be the subject of three public hearings this month. The hearings will be: 6:30 p.m. April 15 in the County Commission Chambers at the Boone County Government Center, 801 E. Walnut St. 6:30 p.m. April 20 in the gym at Harrisburg High School. 6:30 p.m. April 29 in the Central Office Board Room of Southern Boone . . . Complete story »

March 24, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Tenaska responds to Knox County residents concerned about proposed wind farm

EDINA, Mo. – Wind energy is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of energy in the country, with rural communities like Adair and Schuyler counties shifting toward the renewable resource. Knox County is the latest Heartland county to have wind energy proposed, but the community is heavily split on the topic. Tenaska, a power company based out of Omaha, Nebraska, says it has a plan to start building a wind farm in Knox county by the end of this . . . Complete story »

March 21, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Knox County residents push back against wind turbine proposal

EDINA, Mo. – You’ve probably seen them along the highway if you’ve driven through Adair and Schuyler County. They are said to be the future of renewable resources, particularly in areas such as northeast Missouri that have strong consistent wind and flat land. But, some Heartland residents are pushing back against the efforts to bring wind turbines to their county. Knox County residents attended a public meeting on Thursday where they voiced their concerns. Some residents fear project developers will take . . . Complete story »

March 19, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Next phase starts for Firebrick wind farm

Representatives from Cordelio Power and Tenaska met with Audrain County commissioners on Thursday to discuss the next phase of the 400 megawatt Firebrick wind project. Cordelio acquired the wind farm project from Omaha-based Tenaska in late February for an undisclosed amount. Tenaska continues to play a role under a development services agreement between the two energy firms. “It’s typical for developers to bring in partners,” said Bob Ramaekers, vice president of development for Tenaska, which completed the land acquisition process . . . Complete story »

March 17, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Open meeting announced to discuss proposed wind turbine project in Knox County

KNOX COUNTY, Mo. – An open discussion of the proposed wind turbine project in Knox County has been announced for this week. The meeting will discuss the proposed wind energy collection in the western section of Knox County. The project will include Route 6 and 156, and County Road A, F, and TT, and most properties around those boundaries. The proposed project will include enough turbines to generate 300 megawatts of power and tie into the Mark Twain Transmission Lines. The . . . Complete story »

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