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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 are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

May 16, 2018 • Blogs, MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

Renewable developers fear Michigan campaign will create political wedge

A ballot campaign to double Michigan’s renewable standard risks re-politicizing the industry and causing project siting issues, some developers worry. Some renewable energy developers worry a Michigan ballot campaign could hurt the industry by reigniting a political debate around renewable energy. Organizers are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would double Michigan’s renewable portfolio standard to 30 percent by 2020. At least two out-of-state developers, as well as a Michigan trade group representing advanced energy companies, are neutral on . . . Complete story »

May 15, 2018 • Blogs, MinnesotaPrint storyE-mail story

We won!!! ALJ recommend Freeborn permit be denied, or …

Bottom line: STATEMENT OF ISSUE Has Freeborn Wind satisfied the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216F and the criteria set forth in section 216E.03, subdivision 7, and Minnesota Rule 7854.0500 for a Site Permit for the proposed Project? SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS The Administrative Law Judge concludes that Freeborn Wind has failed to demonstrate that the proposed Project will meet the requirements of Minn. R. 7030.0040, the applicable Minnesota Noise Standards. Therefore, the Administrative Law Judge respectfully recommends that the Commission . . . Complete story »

March 31, 2018 • Blogs, IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Turbine locations reported by RES to FAA

This map shows the RES submissions to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Logansport region including Cass, Fulton and Miami Counties. You can zoom in/out by using the “+” and “–” buttons and also by holding “control” or “command” plus using the “scroll wheel” and move map N, E, S, W by “[left] click” and “drag”. RES filed for turbines in Fulton County even though wind turbines are a prohibited use in Fulton County. This is a map of . . . Complete story »

March 28, 2018 • Blogs, CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Attorneys’ Fees Can Be Awarded to CEQA Litigants Hoping to Preserve Their Home Values

Successful petitioners under CEQA who are motivated to file suit, in part, by their private financial interests are not necessarily ineligible for an award of attorneys’ fees under the public interest fee statute. Heron Bay Homeowners Association v. City of San Leandro, 19 Cal. App. 5th 376 (2018). Halus Power Systems sought approval from the City of San Leandro for a zoning variance to construct a 100-foot-tall wind turbine on a five-acre industrial parcel. The property is located in the . . . Complete story »

March 21, 2018 • Arizona, BlogsPrint storyE-mail story

Feds investigate Arizona wind farm for killing protected species

Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of a southern Arizona wind farm for the deaths of an endangered bat and a federally protected golden eagle. In the latest clash between renewable energy companies and protectors of wildlife, federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of a southern Arizona wind farm for the deaths of an endangered bat and a federally protected golden eagle. Investigators from the U.S. Justice Department’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division are looking into the death . . . Complete story »

March 8, 2018 • Blogs, OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Unifor turbine not compliant: MOECC

Owen Sound District Manager for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Rick Chappell told West Grey Council and a packed room of citizens today that the controversial single wind turbine in Port Elgin owned and operated by Unifor, is not compliant with provincial noise regulations. A noise abatement plan has been ordered by the Ministry and must be in place by March 18. The Unifor turbine has resulted in hundreds of complaints of excessive noise over the . . . Complete story »

March 7, 2018 • Blogs, New HampshirePrint storyE-mail story

Nextera’s astroturf groups

Tax-exempt nonprofits that can engage in unlimited lobbying and do not have to disclose the source of their funding have become a favored vehicle for corporate lobbyists who wish to remain anonymous. They inhabit a “shadowy world,” writes Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish, involving “groups that have vague but high-sounding names” where corporate operatives seek to shape public opinion “without leaving fingerprints and without having to directly associate their name and brand with the attacks made on their behalf.” Last week, . . . Complete story »

March 4, 2018 • Blogs, OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

Anti-wind bills prompt predictions of lawsuits, bankruptcies and more broken promises

Could some Oklahoma wind farms go down in flames because of the legislature? Lawsuits from the wind industry and school districts. The bankruptcy of wind farms. School bond projects in jeopardy. Higher electricity costs.The banking industry losing money it loaned for wind farms. A black eye for Oklahoma’s ability to recruit industries to the state. They are what Wind Coalition executive Mark Yates is predicting if the Oklahoma legislature passes some of the bills that last week won committee approval . . . Complete story »

March 2, 2018 • Blogs, MinnesotaPrint storyE-mail story

MN wind turbines shut down over safety concerns from ice

Wind turbines at a Freeborn County wind farm were shut down this week, due to safety concerns.  A longtime American Experiment source got wind of an incident on Thursday involving a livestock truck that was struck by “ice throw” that may have come from a wind turbine at Bent Tree Wind Farm. I got a call that a semi-truck had been damaged by ice throw from a wind turbine on Highway 13, south of Hartland.  Law enforcement was on the scene. . . . Complete story »

February 26, 2018 • Blogs, OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Ohio bill looks to change wind turbine setback distance to spur development

A bill introduced in the Ohio Senate would change the minimum “setbacks,” or distance, a wind turbine farm can be from a residence to encourage development. Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, introduced the bill and said that a previous amendment that pushed the setback requirements farther back in 2014 went into effect without transparency, hearings, deliberations or notice. Dolan said the current setbacks have stifled the development of wind farm installation in the state. “The setbacks were moved to a . . . Complete story »

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