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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 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 »


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 »


February 26, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Missouri House OKs ban on eminent domain for wind power line

JEFFERSON CITY – The use of eminent domain for a large wind-energy power line cutting through Missouri would be banned under a bill passed by the state House on Thursday. The GOP-led House voted 123-33 Tuesday in favor of the bill, which would prevent the use of property owners’ land for the Grain Belt Express power line without their permission. The high-voltage power line would carry wind energy from Kansas across Missouri and Illinois before hooking into a power grid in . . . Complete story »


February 24, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Missouri lawmakers again trying to pull plug on wind energy line

JEFFERSON CITY – Just days after a major winter storm wreaked havoc on a Texas-size chunk of the nation’s electrical grid, Missouri lawmakers approved a plan designed to block a company from building a high-voltage electric transmission line across the northern part of the state. On a preliminary vote Tuesday, the GOP-controlled House endorsed legislation requiring Chicago-based Invenergy to get approval from each of the eight county commissions where its lines will be located in order to start the so-called Grain . . . Complete story »


February 24, 2021 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

Missouri House opposes eminent domain for wind-energy line

Missouri’s GOP-led state House on Tuesday moved to ban the use of eminent domain for a large wind-energy power line planned to span from Kansas to Indiana. Lawmakers in a voice vote approved legislation that would prevent the use of private land for the Grain Belt Express power line without property owners’ permission. They’re trying to stop the project’s developers, Invenergy Transmission, from pursuing condemnation if landowners won’t sell easements, which means allowing a piece of their land to be . . . Complete story »


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