[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


View headlines only

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Power News: Washington


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.

October 25, 2017 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Commissioners approve memorandum for Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project

As a project moves forward to build a wind energy generation facility in Lewis and Thurston counties, the Board of Lewis County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding on Monday that lays out the roles of each agency involved in the project. The Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project LLC is looking to site, permit, construct and operate a wind energy generation facility equipped with windmills. Lee Napier, the county’s community development director, said the proposal continues to evolve, but stated that . . . Complete story »

July 9, 2017 • Letters, WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Tax-and-dividend plan is a scheme

The Bonneville Power Administration is responsible for power grid balancing in this area, and its figures show that hydroelectric generation is, at almost all times both day and night, greater than the area’s demand. Effectively, we are getting 100 percent of our electricity from dams, and there is still some left over, which we are sending to (among other places) British Columbia, so that Citizen’s Climate Lobby (A genius plan on climate change, U-B June 28) can claim that other . . . Complete story »

April 8, 2017 • California, Oregon, WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

BPA stops wind power generation for the first time in four years

Northwest rivers are running high as all that winter snowpack melts into spring runoff. And that means the region is producing too much of a good thing: carbon-free, renewable energy in the form of both dam-generated hydropower along with electricity from spinning wind-farm turbines. That’s prompted the federal government to take an action it avoided during the last four years of drought conditions: shutting down wind power. That’s something the Bonneville Power Administration did each spring from 2010 to 2012, . . . Complete story »

March 31, 2017 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Port Angeles wind turbine spires turning; design, not power, main point

PORT ANGELES – After six months of standing motionless, the city’s $107,517 wind turbine spires are finally spinning. They are ready to generate an estimated $1.85 a day in electricity but, more importantly, are actively adding a pleasing visual ingredient to West End Park, a city official said. City Manager Dan McKeen said the curved blades on the three vertical turbines began turning Wednesday as the city ended a safety-inspection dispute with the spires’ manufacturer, Urban Green Energy Inc. of New . . . Complete story »

March 7, 2017 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

County Council to replace carbon-based power with clean wind energy

The Metropolitan King County Council today unanimously approved legislation authorizing the purchase of renewable wind-generated electricity from Puget Sound Energy beginning in 2019. The energy will be sourced at the soon-to-be constructed Skookumchuck Wind Project in Thurston and Lewis Counties. 
 “Today’s legislation is a significant step toward achieving towards King County’s goal of becoming a carbon-neutral government,” said Council Vice Chair Rod Dembowski, prime sponsor of the ordinance. “I am very proud that the County continues to lead on . . . Complete story »

December 15, 2016 • Letters, WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Port Angeles wind turbines likely to be a costly lesson in wasteful spending

Your recent article regarding the wind turbines [“PA Wind Turbines Generate Regret,” PDN, Dec. 4] certainly caught my attention and should generate more than regret. I am usually proud of my local government entities and how they spend our tax dollars. Not this time. How could our city council and staff approve and install these wind turbines without asking basic questions about their financial benefit? Doesn’t any one of them think that $107,000 is a lot of our money? These . . . Complete story »

December 11, 2016 • Letters, WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Here’s a simple solution that could have replaced costly wind turbines

On Dec. 8, Fox News on its website [www.foxnews.com] published an article regarding Port Angeles’ new, crowd-pleasing wind turbines [“Report: Costly Wind Turbines Projected To Yield $1.39 In Daily Savings”]. [The report referred to the article in Peninsula Daily News at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-WindTurbines]. Port Angeles City Councilwoman Sissi Bruch spoke with Fox News, and she offered candid insight into the city’s somewhat curious motive for the purchase of the turbines, which cost $107,516. Fox reports that, when asked “if the intent . . . Complete story »

December 11, 2016 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Numbers vary on turbine electrical generation; intent not power production, Port Angeles city says

PORT ANGELES – Three wind turbines erected at the city’s Waterfront Park in mid-September that cost $107,516 will generate $1.39 worth of electricity a day and about $42 a month – when they are eventually turned on. Or they will generate an average of $1.85 a day and $55.59 a month, Nathan West, city community economic and development director, said Tuesday. He said Friday that at peak generation, they would provide $168.63 monthly. The truth is, city officials don’t really know because . . . Complete story »

December 9, 2016 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Report: Costly wind turbines projected to yield $1.39 in daily savings

A small Washington state city spent more than $100,000 on three “windmill-like turbines” – but any hopes for big savings appear to be blowing in the wind. The Peninsula Daily News reported that the Port Angeles turbines, which haven’t yet been turned on, are expected to generate $1.39 per day in electricity, or roughly $42 per month. The turbines were meant to help illuminate a local park. Now, some city council members are having second thoughts about their unanimous approval . . . Complete story »

December 4, 2016 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines generating regret; $100,000 turbines to create $1.50 in electricity monthly

PORT ANGELES – Three windmill-like turbines loom motionless over the city of Port Angeles’ new Waterfront Park. The $107,516 spires stand immobile more than two months after they were erected and more than a year after the city council approved them. Once they are working to generate electricity, they will produce so little power – $1.50 worth of electricity a month in savings – that at least one council member is regretting her decision to purchase them. They have not been activated because . . . Complete story »

« Later PageHomeEarlier Page »

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter