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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.


May 20, 2020 • IsraelPrint storyE-mail story

People of Golan reiterate rejection of Israeli occupation’s plans to wind turbines on their land

The people of the occupied Syrian Golan reiterated their rejection of the Israeli occupation authorities’ attempts to seize their lands and build wind turbines on them. The people of Golan organized a public movement, putting up signs on the sides of the roads and lands on which the occupation authorities intend to build turbines, warning strangers and settlers from entering them. The Israeli occupation plans to build 45 wind turbines for generating electricity, which will involve seizing over 600 hectares . . . Complete story »


March 22, 2020 • JapanPrint storyE-mail story

The answer is blowin’ in the wind: turbines blamed for Japan city’s TV signal troubles

AKITA – Residents of this northeastern Japan prefecture have been struggling with poor television service of late, with residents of the city of Katagami under particular difficulty when it comes to getting reception on the box. The disruption is believed to have blown in from an unexpected source: wind farms. So far, firms in charge of local wind power facilities have received over 1,700 enquiries about the issue, and work to try and reduce the disruptions has been expedited. But there . . . Complete story »


February 14, 2020 • IndiaPrint storyE-mail story

Suzlon Energy Q3 loss widens to Rs 743 crore

Suzlon Energy on Wednesday reported widening of consolidated net loss to Rs 742.91 crore in December quarter mainly on account of lower revenues. The company had reported a net loss of Rs 40.07 crore in the year-ago period. Total income from operations declined to Rs 672.99 crore in the quarter ended on December 31, 2019, from Rs 1,112.34 crore a year ago, the company said in a filing to the BSE. Consolidated net loss for April-December rose to Rs 1,857.62 . . . Complete story »


February 3, 2020 • IsraelPrint storyE-mail story

Full strike in occupied Syrian Golan in protest of Israeli plan for wind turbines

The people of occupied Syrian Golan on Sunday staged a general strike in the protest of the aggressive and expansionary Israeli practices and measures against the Golanese, the last of which is setting up “wind turbines” on their agricultural lands and confiscating their properties by force. The strike comes after a meeting held by the religious figures and dignitaries from the Golan in Majdal Chams town on Saturday. In a statement to SANA reporter in Quneitra, the people of the . . . Complete story »


January 28, 2020 • JapanPrint storyE-mail story

Bird-strike fears raised over plan for offshore wind farm in Kyushu

KITA-KYUSHU—Collisions with the propellers of windmills at a planned offshore wind power plant could further reduce populations of rare birds on islands here, the Wild Bird Society of Japan warns. The society in November submitted a set of recommendations to the Kita-Kyushu city government, calling for a review of the project planned by wind farm operator Glocal Corp. According to the plans of Glocal, a contractor based in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, two 6-megawatt windmills will be set up several hundred . . . Complete story »


January 6, 2020 • VietnamPrint storyE-mail story

Fire destroys wind farm turbine in central Vietnam

An 80-meter high wind turbine costing hundreds of thousands of dollars caught fire at the Phong Dien 1 Wind Farm Sunday. The farm in Tuy Phong District in the south central province of Binh Thuan has 20 turbines. Witnesses say black smoke billowed out of one of the turbines Sunday and there were explosive sounds before the blade fell to the ground. Due to the turbine’s height, the fire could not be put down by the wind farm’s staff and . . . Complete story »


January 1, 2020 • IsraelPrint storyE-mail story

Israel green lights hundreds of wind turbines in northern Israel

Plans to construct hundreds of wind turbines in northern Israel were granted government approval on Wednesday, boosting renewable energy production while answering security needs. The green light was given after an agreement was reached between the Energy Ministry, Defense Ministry, Finance Ministry and the Electricity Authority. Under the agreement, the ministries will invest NIS 250 million ($72.4m.) in developing technologies to ensure that the construction of the wind turbine farms will not impact security considerations. The agreement will enable the . . . Complete story »


December 13, 2019 • Sri LankaPrint storyE-mail story

Tense situation as residents oppose the construction of a Wind Power Plant in Jaffna

A tense situation ensued in Jaffna following protests against a Wind Power Plant in Thanankilappu. Residents of Thanankilappu arrived at the land where the power plant is being constructed and began vandalizing the temporary structures. A clash broke out between the residents and the workers at the construction site when they attempted to prevent the residents from damaging the temporary structures. The tense situation was eased following the intervention of personnel from the Chawakachcheri Police. Police said no arrests have . . . Complete story »


December 12, 2019 • AsiaPrint storyE-mail story

Alarm mounts as wind power turbines halt after govt stops purchases

KARACHI: Investors in the Jhimpir Wind Corridor are alarmed as their projects have now suffered an unprecedented shutdown of six consecutive days since the federal government halted all offtake from their wind farms. “We had been seeing depressed offtake for almost two months now,” a leading investor in the project who did not wish to be identified by name tells Dawn. He says they saw between zero and 10MW evacuated on certain days over the last few months. “But now . . . Complete story »


December 9, 2019 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Truck carrying huge blade of a newly-built wind turbine overturns in Turkey

A truck in Turkey carrying a gigantic wind turbine blade fell on to its side while it was trying to make a turn on the highway, and the video of the incident has gone viral on social media. In the video, the truck is seen making the turn at an extremely slow speed. But as it makes the turn, the rear part of the truck tilts and falls over to the side, which causes the turbine to gradually tilt and . . . Complete story »


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