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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 28, 2021 • Missouri, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Opinion: Property rights battle coming down to the wire

On a recent afternoon in mid-April, hundreds of Missourians rallied at the Missouri Capitol to urge the legislature to protect their property rights. The rally was sparked by an egregious abuse of eminent domain in northern Missouri. Several years ago, a group of investors announced plans to build a high-voltage wind energy transmission line from western Kansas to Indiana. They named this proposed “merchant transmission line” the Grain Belt Express. Then the project changed hands. Like the first proprietors, the . . . Complete story »


April 21, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Residents bring mixed views on wind turbines to second of three county P&Z hearings

The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission held its second of three public hearings for proposed wind farm regulations Tuesday in Harrisburg High School’s gym. The meeting drew a crowd of around 50 people and gave the floor to 13 citizen speakers. The majority of speakers were against the proposed zoning regulations about how and where turbines can be built, citing areas that needed revising. There was mixed support for the general idea of wind turbines in the county. When . . . Complete story »


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

County P&Z 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 »


April 1, 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. next Thursday 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 »


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