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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 are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


October 27, 2018 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Siting commission approves Uinta Co. wind farm

EVANSTON – The final hearing for the Uinta Wind Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of Invenergy, conducted by the Wyoming Industrial Siting Commission was held at the Roundhouse on Thursday, Oct. 4. Invenergy is the company that has proposed to build a 47-turbine wind energy farm in Uinta County. Hearing officer Sean Chambers said three exhibits were used as evidence at the hearing: 1) application evidence, 2) consideration of the evidence and a vote, and 3) testimony on the impact assistance bonds . . . Complete story »


October 5, 2018 • General News, WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Environmental impacts of large scale wind development may be greater than anticipated

When Vern Vivion was still running cattle outside Rawlins in the early ‘90s, he grew skeptical about wind development on his land. It’s not that he opposed wind, full stop. But Vivion, who died in 2014, thought turbines would have impacts on habitat that weren’t clear and hadn’t been investigated fully. Those impacts, he believed, would mean a lot to ranchers. He thought capturing the wind would impact the grass, said his daughter, Kristy, who now manages the land with . . . Complete story »


October 5, 2018 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Eagle deaths expected to be low at Glenrock wind farm

Eagle deaths at a wind farm south of Glenrock are estimated to be low, just five golden eagles and one bald eagle over five years, according to a draft environmental assessment recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A persistent frustration from those who oppose wind in Wyoming – or at least have doubts about how wind is developed in the state – is its impact on birds, particularly eagles and other raptors. One part of that picture are eagle-take . . . Complete story »


September 20, 2018 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Two new wind farms proposed for county

RAWLINS – Two new wind farm projects were proposed to the Carbon County Commission on Tuesday. Paul Martin, president of Intermountain Wind, LLC., an energy company based in Boulder, Colo., spearheaded a pre-application for a conditional use permit effort pertaining to Two Rivers and Lucky Star energy projects. According to Martin, it was about 4-5 years ago that talks with landowners west of Rock River and around the town of Medicine Bow were had regarding the proposed routes of the . . . Complete story »


September 9, 2018 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines kill birds and bats

Cody – Wind turbines produce clean energy, but scientists say they kill more than a million bats and birds every year. The Wyoming Nature Conservancy is developing a guide to help the wind farms protect the animals from deadly collisions in the future. When golden eagles fly, they sometimes are looking down for prey instead of looking ahead. And, sometimes they don’t see the turning blades of a wind turbine. So, eagles, and thousands of smaller birds and bats are . . . Complete story »


August 19, 2018 • Colorado, WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed Wyoming wind farm to power Colorado communities

CHEYENNE – A proposed wind energy project to power northern Colorado communities would be operated on public and private Laramie County land. The Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project would deliver up to 150 megawatts of energy to more than 70,000 households in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Estes Park, Colorado, annually. A total of 75 turbines, managed by Utah-based Enyo Renewable Energy, would be built on 30,000 acres of land just north of the Wyoming-Colorado border, southwest of Cheyenne. The power . . . Complete story »


August 17, 2018 • Colorado, WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Plan to build 75 wind turbines along Colorado-Wyoming border takes shape

A regional energy project entering final planning stages this fall is set to become one of northern Colorado’s largest sources of wind power. When finished the Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project will deliver roughly 150 megawatts of energy to thousands of homes and businesses in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Estes Park. The bump will nearly triple the amount of wind power the Platte River Power Authority currently sources. At a public forum held Aug. 15 Platte River spokesman Steve Roalstad . . . Complete story »


August 13, 2018 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Commissioners opt to have Industrial Siting Council review proposed Little Medicine Bow S LLC wind energy project

RAWLINS – Yet again Carbon County Commissioners hesitated to make any approvals on a Conditional Use Permit regarding the proposed Little Medicine Bow S LLC wind energy project. After hearing arguments from LMB CEO Juan Carlos Carpio-Delfino and Q Creek Ranch Land and Cattle Company representative Dan Zyvoloski on Tuesday, the Commission opted to have the project proposal reviewed by the Industrial Siting Council of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The Council has 15 days to respond to the . . . Complete story »


August 10, 2018 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

County talks wind farm impact, concern over Valley subdivision

EVANSTON – The Uinta County Commissioners had a full agenda for the regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the commission chambers at the Uinta County Complex, when commission chair Eric South and commissioner Craig Welling were without the company of fellow commissioner Wendell Fraughton, who South said had recently been in the hospital with pneumonia. The first order of business was an appointment to the Uinta County Veterans Board, and Mike Erickson Jr. was appointed to that position. Gary Welling . . . Complete story »


August 9, 2018 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Carbon commissioners hesitant to approve wind farm permit

RAWLINS – Yet again Carbon County Commissioners hesitated to make any approvals on a Conditional Use Permit regarding the proposed Little Medicine Bow S LLC wind energy project. After hearing arguments from LMB CEO Juan Carlos Carpio-Delfino and Q Creek Ranch Land and Cattle Company representative Dan Zyvoloski on Tuesday, the Commission opted to have the project proposal reviewed by the Industrial Siting Council of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The Council has 15 days to respond to the . . . Complete story »


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