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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort 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 28, 2024 • Belgium, FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Belgium objects to 600MW Dunkirk offshore project

The Belgian government has formally objected to EDF Renewables and Enbridge’s 600MW Dunkirk wind farm off north-east France. Belgium’s North Sea and Justice Minister Paul Van Tigchelt (pictured) has lodged opposition to the scheme during the public debate on the project, which started last month and runs to June. The country and several local authorities have opposed the location of the project, which runs close to the sea border with Belgium, since 2016, including legal actions and filing complaints with . . . Complete story »


May 6, 2024 • Belgium, FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Pressure mounts against French wind farm project near Belgian coast

De Panne, Koksijde and Nieuwpoort are the latest communes on the Belgian coast to oppose a French government project to build an offshore wind farm near Dunkirk. The proposal includes turbines almost as high as the Eiffel Tower: 300 metres above sea level (the Paris icon is 330m). The French government plans to build the 50 km2 park of 46 wind turbines 10km off the Dunkirk coastline, 11.4km from the Belgian seaside resorts opposing the project. The farm should produce . . . Complete story »


March 31, 2024 • Belgium, , Print storyE-mail story

Pale d’une éolienne pliée en deux à Feluy

[In Feluy, Hainaut, a blade from a wind turbine was bent in two this Thursday. The device continued to operate for a while before being stopped. Debris fell in the field.] Scène insolite à Feluy, dans le Hainaut. Une pale d’une éolienne s’est retrouvée pliée en deux ce jeudi. Des débris sont également tombés dans le champ. L’exploitant Elawan Energy indique qu’il s’agit d’un “incident rare”. Selon la société Elawan Energy, citée par la RTBF, la pale s’est pliée vers . . . Complete story »


February 6, 2024 • Belgium, Print storyE-mail story

Homme décédé après une chute chez un fabricant d’éoliennes à Hoboken

Un homme a perdu la vie à la suite d’un accident du travail mardi chez un fabricant d’éoliennes à Hoboken. L’auditorat du travail d’Anvers a confirmé l’accident. La victime est un homme de 53 ans qui a fait une chute de 10 à 15 mètres. Les pompiers et les services médicaux d’urgence sont arrivés immédiatement sur les lieux après l’accident, mais la victime est décédée sur place. L’auditorat du travail a lancé une enquête pour déterminer les circonstances exactes de . . . Complete story »


May 20, 2023 • BelgiumPrint storyE-mail story

Des riverains mobilisés contre le nouveau projet d’éoliennes à Spiennes: «Il y en a déjà trop dans la zone!»

[Neighbors mobilize against new wind project in Spiennes: “There are already too many in the area!”»] Depuis plusieurs années, la société Luminus veut implanter quatre éoliennes à Spiennes, près de la chaussée de Beaumont. Ingénieur chimiste, Jean-Philippe Pingot a adressé une série de remarques au collège dans le cadre de l’enquête publique. L’installation d’éoliennes entraînera une dévalorisation des habitations proches, regrettent les riverains. Comme d’autres riverains, Jean-Philippe Pingot, domicilié dans la rue Gontran Bachy (soit à près d’un kilomètre de . . . Complete story »


February 13, 2023 • Belgium, Print storyE-mail story

Ohey dit “non” au projet éolien de Coutisse

[Five arguments were put forward by the Municipal College: the potential consequences on the health and well-being of residents close to the project (infrasound, noise pollution, stress and stress-related illnesses); the negative and irremediable impact on the preservation of the the Condroz landscape; the fact that the plot on which the project would be located is crossed by several flooding and runoff paths; the potential wind project is located outside the agricultural zone; and the negative impact that the placement . . . Complete story »


November 29, 2022 • BelgiumPrint storyE-mail story

Les éoliennes risquent de se multiplier dans le ciel estinnois à l’avenir : “Nous rejetons tous les projets mais …”

[Wind projects in and around Estinnes are multiplying to the detriment of municipal authorities and citizens who no longer want them – but who are almost powerless before the regional authorities.] Les projets éoliens dans et autour d’Estinnes se multiplient au détriment des autorités communales et des citoyens qui n’en veulent plus mais qui sont quasi-impuissants devant les autorités régionales. Depuis la mise en service des éoliennes de Fauroeulx il y a une dizaine d’années qui était à l’époque un des . . . Complete story »


October 11, 2022 • Belgium, Print storyE-mail story

Twee nieuwe windturbines liggen al maanden verplicht stil door één dode vogel

[Two new wind turbines to be shut down during migration season after death of protected spoonbill] Terwijl de energieprijzen de pan uit swingen, staan twee gloednieuwe windturbines op de terreinen van baggerbedrijf DEME er al vier maanden werkloos bij. De oorzaak: een lepelaar kwam om het leven nadat de vogel tegen de wieken aanvloog. Omdat het om een beschermde diersoort gaat, mogen de windmolens niet meer draaien tijdens het trekseizoen. De twee windturbines zijn pas in juni vorig jaar feestelijk . . . Complete story »


April 28, 2022 • Belgium, FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Belgium complains to France over Dunkirk offshore wind turbine plan

Belgium has made a formal complaint against France in protest against a 46-turbine wind farm project 10km off the coast of Dunkirk. Belgian Minister for Justice and the North Sea, Vincent Van Quickenborne, complained to the European Commission over the French project. Residents on the Belgian side fear it will cause visual disturbances and obstruct shipping lanes to the UK. The complaint calls for the project to be moved so that it is 17km away from the coastline, rather than . . . Complete story »


February 19, 2022 • Belgium, Print storyE-mail story

Storm shuts down all wind turbines in sea for first time

For the first time since they were placed there, all wind turbines at sea will be shut down as a result of storm Eunice, which is now officially a Belgian storm. The North Sea storm has already resulted in schools closing their doors early, trains, planes and ships being disrupted, and has now also caused all wind turbines at sea to be taken out of action. This was confirmed to Belga news agency by the Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP), the . . . Complete story »


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