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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 13, 2021 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Bodrum Belediyesi 4 RES’i Mühürledi | Bodrum orders removal of 4 WTs

Muğla 2. İdare Mahkemesi verdiği kararla Karakaya ve Geriş Mahallelerindeki 4 adet Rüzgar Enerji Santralini (RES) mühürlendi. Bodrum Belediyesi basınla paylaştığı yazılı bir açıklamada açılan nazım ve imar planlarını iptal etti. Yazılı olarak yapılan açıklamada şu bilgilendirmeler yer aldı: İlçemiz Yalıkavak Mahallesinde 2012 yılında verilmiş olan Enerji Piyasası Düzenleme Kurumunun lisansı ile faaliyet gösteren Geriş Rüzgar Enerjisi Santrali Projesine ait 1/5000 ölçekli nazım ve 1/1000 ölçekli uygulama imar planlarının iptali istemiyle Muğla 2. İdare Mahkemesinde açılan dava sonuçlanmış ve 2019/1440 . . . Complete story »


March 6, 2021 • JapanPrint storyE-mail story

Failure of world’s 1st offshore floating wind farm in Fukushima disappoints 3.11 survivors

FUKUSHIMA – About seven years after the world’s first floating wind turbine was installed off the eastern Japan prefecture of Fukushima, the Japanese government announced its withdrawal from the offshore wind farm, disappointing survivors of the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. The turbine, dubbed “Fukushima Mirai (future),” was placed in the Pacific Ocean some 20 kilometers off the town of Naraha in Fukushima Prefecture, and unveiled to media in October 2013, about 2 1/2 years after the quake and . . . Complete story »


February 15, 2021 • Editorials, JapanPrint storyE-mail story

Expanding wind power use needs careful look at suitability of site

The Environment Ministry has started discussions on a possible revision of its environmental impact assessment system for planned wind farms. The discussions started after administrative reform minister Taro Kono called for a deregulation of the system to help expand the use of renewable energy sources, which is a pillar of measures for fighting the climate crisis. Using more renewables, which involve no greenhouse gas emissions, is, in fact, key to realizing a carbon-free society. We are facing the test of . . . Complete story »


February 12, 2021 • IndiaPrint storyE-mail story

Four vultures die in Jaisalmer after hitting windmill, wires

JAISALMER: Four vultures died in different incidents in Degrai pasture land in Jaisalmer district on Wednesday. While two Himalayan vultures died after hitting a windmill at Bheeksar, a Himalayan vulture and Egyptian vulture died after hitting high-tension electric wires at Sodhiasar. Last Friday, too, two Egyptian vultures died after hitting high-tension electric wires at Rasla border. Since January, more than 36 migratory and rare birds have died. Around 15 days ago, two cinereous vultures and a Tony eagle had died . . . Complete story »


February 10, 2021 • AsiaPrint storyE-mail story

Indigenous people ‘under threat’ from Asia clean energy push

Worldwide, the rush to adopt renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions is hurting rural and indigenous communities disproportionately, with their lands taken for solar, wind, bioenergy and hydropower projects, human rights groups say. While renewable energy has a large land footprint, the projects receive government incentives and less scrutiny than fossil-fuel projects such as coal, and few companies have policies to avoid or minimise human rights abuses. Complete story »


February 9, 2021 • IndiaPrint storyE-mail story

‘Study of impact of wind turbines on birds must’

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday ordered notice to the Centre and the State on a public interest litigation petition that sought a direction to conduct a study on the impact of turbines installed in wind farms on birds. In the petition taken up for hearing by a Division Bench of Justices M.M. Sundresh and S. Ananthi, M. Soundarya of Madurai said that the study must be conducted to assess the impact of turbines on birds . . . Complete story »


February 1, 2021 • China, General News, GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Seltene Erden als Druckmittel: Deutsche Industrie fürchtet neue Bestimmungen aus China

[German industry fears new regulations on rare earth elements from China.] Seltene Erden sind wichtig für alle Zukunftstechnologieprodukte. China will diesen Industriezweig nun neu regulieren. In der deutschen Industrie ist die Sorge darüber groß. Berlin In der deutschen Industrie wächst die Sorge, ob die Versorgung der Hersteller moderner Hochtechnologie-Produkte mit dem wichtigen Grundstoff Seltene Erden künftig noch sicher ist. „Die Unsicherheit herrscht darüber, ob China Seltene Erden als Druckmittel gegenüber Unternehmen auch aus Europa einsetzen will“, sagte Matthias Wachter, Rohstoffexperte . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2021 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms to be monitored to protect animals

The government would more strictly monitor the construction of offshore wind farms to protect marine animals, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said yesterday. The government would use an automatic identification system for ships as well as other technological tools to protect the animals, it said. The developers of 24 wind farm projects have since last year begun construction on land and offshore after passing the agency’s environmental impact assessment (EIA) reviews. However, as many of the wind farms off the . . . Complete story »


December 26, 2020 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Fishers vow to ‘fight to the end’ EnerVest wind farms

New Taipei City fishers vowed a “fight to the end” after Germany-based energy company EnerVest scheduled briefing sessions on its wind farm projects in the seas near Pengjia (彭佳嶼), Mianhua (棉花嶼) and Huaping (花瓶嶼) islets. EnerVest’s publicity materials showed that it plans to build 520 turbines in three wind farms of about 1,000 square kilometers near the islets of Pengjia, Mianhua and Huaping. Speaking at a local fishers’ association meeting in Wanli District (萬里), New Taipei City Councilor Pai Pei-ju . . . Complete story »


December 26, 2020 • IndiaPrint storyE-mail story

Install bird diverters on power lines to stop death of Great Indian Bustard: NGT

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre and states to install bird diverters on all existing power lines within four months and under-grounding of the new power lines to prevent fatality of critically endangered species Great Indian Bustard. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel passed the order after considering a report by a six-member expert committee. Since the main reason for mortality of GIBs is the collisions with power lines laid by the . . . Complete story »


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