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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.


October 22, 2020 • KoreaPrint storyE-mail story

Yeosu fishermen protest against offshore wind farm project

A group of fishermen in the southern port of Yeosu are strongly protesting against an offshore wind farm project, claiming that it would devastate the region’s fishing zones, while menacing their right to live. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy recently approved the offshore wind farm project consisting of 36 units of 8-megawatt (MW) power generators that is now underway in the neighborhood of Gwangdo Island in Yeosu. The ministry is known to have given the project the green . . . Complete story »


October 13, 2020 • IsraelPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine plan in northern Israel rejected over environmental impact

A national committee has decided to reject an appeal that the entrepreneurs behind a wind turbine plan in northern Israel filed against a decision not to approve their initiative. The National Planning and Building Council Appeals Committee decided that building turbines in the Ramat Menashe region would have a negative effect on the environment, including damage to the landscape, a risk to several rare birds and possible noise hazards. The plan was promoted by Energix, which planned to build nine . . . Complete story »


September 25, 2020 • KoreaPrint storyE-mail story

Jeju haenyeos call for cancellation of offshore wind power project

A group of “haenyeo,” or female divers in Jeju Island have voiced strong opposition ahead of the Jeju Provincial Council’s deliberations on the motion of the environmental impact assessment for the offshore wind farm in Gujwa-eup. About one hundred haenyeos who are members of the Handong-Pyeongdae fishing village fraternities held a press conference on Thursday in front of the Jeju Provincial Assembly, calling for the cancellation of the offshore wind farm project. They claimed that unlike the Hanlim offshore wind . . . Complete story »


September 3, 2020 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

CAA reiterates opposition to wind farm off Taoyuan coast

Taiwan’s national aviation authority on Thursday reiterated its opposition to building a wind farm off the coast of Taoyuan due to concerns over flight safety at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) reiterated its position after offshore wind energy developer Wpd Taiwan Energy Co., a subsidiary of German-based Wpd AG, held a press conference earlier in the day in response to the rejection of its application to build a wind farm off the coast of Taoyuan. Representatives . . . Complete story »


August 14, 2020 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Fishers from Yunlin county criticize wind turbine project

Yunlin County-based fishers yesterday called on the Wpd Taiwan Energy to build its proposed offshore wind turbines farther away from coastal fishing areas and to stop threatening local fishers. Wpd has been one of Taiwan’s major wind energy developers since it bought InfraVest Wind Power in 2016, including a projected windmill farm with 80 offshore wind turbines. The turbines would be located in waters 8 to 17km off the nation’s west coast and produce 640 megawatts (MW), the company’s Web . . . Complete story »


July 21, 2020 • IndiaPrint storyE-mail story

Old windmill collapses in Jaisalmer, none hurt

Jaisalmer: A windmill collapsed on Monday at Bada Bagh, just 5 km away from Jaisamer district headquarters. There was no one near the windmill at the time of the incident, thereby averting a big tragedy. It is said that the windmill, that belonged to a private company, was very old and needed maintenance. Wind energy companies in Jaisalmer have special identity in power generation and have set up their windmills. However, the officers appointed for their upkeep have been negligent . . . Complete story »


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 »


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