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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.

September 14, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Amid wind boom, town of Medicine Bow loses mayor and acting mayor in 24-hour span

If you’re looking for examples of small government in Wyoming, towns like Medicine Bow, population 267, undoubtedly set the standard. The community – known primarily for its role as a setting in Owen Wister’s seminal 1902 Western epic “The Virginian” – has never counted more than a few hundred people living together on this patch of high desert halfway between Casper and Laramie, a low-slung community of squat, single-story structures and the famed Virginian Hotel at its center. But the paradigm in . . . Complete story »

September 4, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Commission finds wind farm applications incomplete

RAWLINS – Citing issues with interconnectivity and BLM permitting, the Carbon County Commission on Tuesday found Conditional Use Permit applications submitted on behalf of Two Rivers and Lucky Star wind farms incomplete. Despite completing the permitting process earlier this year in Albany County, BluEarth Renewables, a Canada-based power producer heading both projects, has yet to submit a permitting application with the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM owns parcels of property underneath the proposed routes, which, combined, is set to . . . Complete story »

September 4, 2019 • Utah, WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm nears approval on land owned by County Councilor Chris Robinson

Summit County’s first wind farm is moving toward approval and a public hearing Thursday will likely result in the developers being granted the permit they need to start building. The project is on the far east side of the county, nearer to Evanston, Wyoming, than to any Utah population center. Eastern Summit County Planning Commission Chair Tom Clyde said he’s surprised there hasn’t been more public interest in the project, with a previous scheduled public hearing sparsely attended. “It seems . . . Complete story »

August 19, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

DEQ approves construction of Roundhouse Wind Energy Project

CHEYENNE – The state Department of Environmental Quality announced Thursday that the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council has granted a permit for construction of the Roundhouse Wind Energy Project nine miles west of Cheyenne. Roundhouse Renewable Energy LLC plans to build a wind energy facility with capacity to produce up to 300 megawatts of energy. The project components include up to 120 turbines, up to two substations, an operations-and-maintenance building, turbine access roads, an above and underground electrical collection system, and . . . Complete story »

August 8, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy projects gain permitting approval

RAWLINS – Two Rivers Wind LLC and Lucky Star LLC, two proposed wind energy projects set to erect turbines between Carbon and Albany counties, gained on Tuesday during a Carbon County Commission meeting approval of permitting applications. Thirty eight percent of the project will be done in Carbon County, and the rest will be done in Albany County. It will impact about 11 miles in Carbon County. According to Bill Nation, the road and bridge superintendent, there are three county . . . Complete story »

August 7, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine blades being disposed of in Casper landfill

The Casper landfill will soon be the home of more than 1,000 decommissioned wind turbine blades and motor housing units. According to Cindie Langston, solid waste manager for the Casper Regional Landfill, the materials will be deposited in an area of the landfill designed to hold construction and demolition material. CRL is one of the few landfills with the proper permits and certifications to accept the decommissioned turbine materials. The turbine disposal project, which started this summer, is slated to . . . Complete story »

August 2, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine blades will generate about $675,000 at Casper landfill

The disposal of approximately 1,000 wind turbine blades at the Casper Regional Landfill will generate an estimated $675,485. The disposal project began this summer and is expected to conclude in the spring, according to Casper Solid Waste Division Manager Cynthia Langston. Instream Environmental, LLC., a company based in South Carolina is the company requesting permits from the landfill to coordinate the disposal. The disposal of the wind turbine equipment is $59 per ton, the landfill’s special waste disposal fee approved . . . Complete story »

August 1, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Turbines tossed into dump stirs debate on wind’s dirty downside

Wind turbines may be carbon-free, but they’re not recyclable. A photograph of dozens of giant turbine blades dumped into a Wyoming landfill touched off a debate Wednesday on Twitter about wind power’s environmental drawbacks. The argument may be only beginning. Discarded blades from wind turbines, about to be buried at the city landfill in Casper, Wyoming #green #renewables #GreenLegacy #windturbine Complete story »

July 31, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

City confirms windmill blade disposal at Solid Waste Facility

CASPER, Wyo. – The city of Casper has released a statement confirming the disposal of wind turbine blades in the Casper Regional Solid Waste Facility. This, after pictures of the turbine blades surfaced on social media. Discarded blades from wind turbines, about to be buried at the city landfill in Casper, Wyoming #green #renewables #GreenLegacy #windturbine Complete story »

July 24, 2019 • Utah, WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

East Side weighs 22,000-square-foot homes in Promontory, and a wind farm near Wyoming

An effort to increase limits on home sizes to 22,000 square feet in a proposed neighborhood in the Promontory development failed to gain the Eastern Summit County Planning Commission’s recommendation last week, with Commissioners saying it would need to wait for action from the County Council. The Summit County Council and Planning Commission have taken up the issue seven times between them, with an eighth scheduled in August. The developer is requesting an amendment to the original developer’s agreement to . . . Complete story »

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