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Wind Power News: Letters


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 19, 2021 • Letters, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Seabirds at risk

How tragic it is to read that our blundering politicians in their efforts to “save the planet’ will actually be contributing to an accelerating environmental disaster. How can the 290 jobs being created to build wind turbine generator foundation jackets at the BiFab yard in Methil (Scotsman, 16 April) be desicribed as “green jobs”? It is patently ridiculous. Specifically, as the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm – the destination for the foundation jackets – should never have been approved . . . Complete story »

April 19, 2021 • Letters, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Turbines out of scale

As a resident of East Point I would like to comment on IRAC hearing P.E.I. Energy versus the Rural Municipality of Eastern Kings (RMEK) in regard to the denial by council of the special permit application to add seven more wind turbines. Steven Myers, who was minister of Transportation, Energy and Infrastructure in September 2019, said “I don’t want to leave it in the air that there’s a possibility that we’re not going there.” And, “We think the whole project’s . . . Complete story »

April 15, 2021 • Letters, MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

What about waste from wind and solar energy industries?

Regarding “Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells” (April 2): It’s good that abandoned wells and mines are being cleaned up. But it does not appear that the Biden administration is addressing another issue: waste left over from renewable energy efforts. Wind turbines deployed in the 1990s have reached their useful life and are being decommissioned. The disposal of the blades, which are made of resins and fiberglass, are not recyclable and are ending up . . . Complete story »

April 14, 2021 • Letters, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Communities need wind farm voice

The Greens want to upgrade existing wind farms and relax planning restrictions to make it easier to install wind farms. Have they asked rural communities for their opinion? Insensitively-sited wind farms are objected to in droves by local people and councils as well as statutory consultees such as RSPB and Nature Scot, but the Scottish Government ploughs ahead, overturning these democratically-made decisions, and there is no right of appeal for third parties other than through judicial review which is financially . . . Complete story »

April 11, 2021 • Letters, OntarioPrint storyE-mail story


An open letter to the Ontario government: I write to you to share my concerns on the neglect people living in industrial wind turbine projects are experiencing. No government at any level seems to care. You all hide behind “the contracts.” Pieces of paper. You would rather honour contracts signed with the big businesses of industrial wind than caring for the lives that matter. We signed unwilling host petitions before those contracts were signed. Why do our pieces of paper . . . Complete story »

April 9, 2021 • Delaware, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

Reader weighs in on proposed wind farm

Having read yet more articles regarding the proposed wind farm off the coast of Delaware (Coastal Point and Delaware Today), I am still at a loss to understand the justification for the current proposal. I am sure I am not the only Delawarean in such a position. First and foremost, I fail to understand why DNREC would sign a MOU for this project without first allowing for public input. Taking such action is a clear abuse of the trust placed . . . Complete story »

March 31, 2021 • Letters, New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Go slow with wind

A March 29 article in the New York Times speaks to the Biden administration’s promotion of offshore wind energy: “The Biden Administration makes a swath of ocean between New York and New Jersey an offshore wind zone.” Yet, no one has asked the people who live in New York and New Jersey and elsewhere in coastal communities, who will be impacted by the development of 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030, what they think. No one has evaluated the . . . Complete story »

March 31, 2021 • Letters, U.S., VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

No farm in ‘windfarm’

Your newspaper should stop supporting “doublespeak” when covering projects that aim to generate electricity using wind (“Biden proposes new windmill farms along huge swaths of U.S. coastline,” Web, March 29). First, the use of the term “windmill” is simply an obfuscation. The word conjures up benign images of Holland and farms. The use of the term then leads to the truly misleading description of “wind farms” when describing a collection of wind turbines, giving these blights on the landscape a . . . Complete story »

March 28, 2021 • Letters, MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

Stand up for a rural way of life

If Michigan residents support wind turbines, why have wind companies lost 24 out of 24 times when wind-friendly ordinances have been brought to a referendum? If townships are “enjoying a new and substantial source of tax revenue,” why are they having to fight for those revenues? Montcalm County residents are not “raising Cain,” as Don Smucker stated in his March 21 Guest View in the Daily News. Apex initiated township ordinance amendments to allow taller turbines closer to our homes. . . . Complete story »

March 28, 2021 • Letters, WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm a threat to scenic vistas

I live in Benton County and am opposed to the Horse Heaven Wind Farm being proposed by Scout Energy. The wind farm, as proposed, would be located on the ridges overlooking the Tri-Cities and extend for 24 miles. The windmills would be on average taller than 2 football fields vertically extended or taller than the Space Needle in Seattle. I don’t think this is what we want for our legacy for future generations. Most of us that have hiked Badger . . . Complete story »

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