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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.


December 1, 2019 • Germany, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

How stakeholders evaluate the green-green dilemma — and what they think about possible solutions

The replacement of fossil and nuclear energy sources for electricity production by renewables such as wind, sun, water and biomass is a cornerstone of Germany’s energy policy. Amongst these, wind energy production is the most important component. However, energy production from wind is not necessarily ecologically sustainable. It requires relatively large spaces for installation and operation of turbines, and bats and birds die after collisions with rotors in significant numbers. For these reasons, the location and operation of wind energy . . . Complete story »


November 28, 2019 • Press releases, South DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

PUC gives Tatanka Ridge Wind Project permit to construct

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission voted on Nov. 26 to approve the construction of the Tatanka Ridge Wind Project to be built in Deuel County. The decision allows Tatanka Ridge to move forward with plans to construct a wind energy facility capable of generating up to 155 megawatts of energy, near the towns of Toronto and Brandt, South Dakota. A settlement agreement presented by Tatanka Ridge and PUC staff was previously accepted by the commission in October. Issues not . . . Complete story »


November 21, 2019 • Press releases, Tennessee, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Alexander: Spend More on Clean Energy Research Instead of Wasteful Wind Tax Credit

“Instead of subsidizing wind developers we could be using that money to double the amount we spend on research and development to make truly bold breakthroughs that will help us provide cleaner, cheaper energy, and raise family incomes.” – Senator Lamar Alexander   WASHINGTON, November 19, 2019 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said asking the American taxpayer to pay more to extend the wind production tax credit – “the most wasteful, conspicuous taxpayer subsidy in Washington D.C.” – is . . . Complete story »


November 21, 2019 • Press releases, Tennessee, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Floor Speech: Spend More on Clean Energy Research Instead of Wasteful Wind Tax Credit

I have come to the floor to talk about the wind production tax credit which is so generous that in some markets wind developers can actually give away their electricity for free and still make a profit. The wind production tax credit has been extended 11 times and has been on the books for more than 25 years. Four years ago we thought it was ended. Congress asked taxpayers to provide another $24 billion, according to the Joint Committee on . . . Complete story »


November 13, 2019 • Arizona, Colorado, Press releases, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Senate committee holds hearing on Gardner, McSally public lands renewable energy bill

The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing last week to review legislation being led by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) that would encourage renewable energy development on public lands. The Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act (PLREDA) of 2019, S. 2666, was sponsored by Sen. McSally on Oct. 22 and supported by seven original cosponsors, including Sens. Gardner, Steve Daines (R-MT), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM). “Geothermal, solar, and wind energy are all . . . Complete story »


October 25, 2019 • California, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Humboldt Wind Energy Project on Monument Ridge heading to Planning Commission

This is a press release from Humboldt County: The Humboldt Wind Energy Project is being scheduled for a Public Hearing with the Humboldt County Planning Commission.  These hearings are an important opportunity for the public to understand the project and provide comments for the Commission to consider as they decide on whether the project should be approved. The project consists of up to 60 wind turbine generators (WTGs) and associated infrastructure at a site about 20 miles south of Eureka. . . . Complete story »


October 8, 2019 • Iowa, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

MidAmerican Energy plans to preserve bats and bald eagles at wind farms

DES MOINES – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a habitat conservation plan proposed by MidAmerican Energy as the best solution to help preserve certain bat and eagle species at company wind farms. As part of the plan, MidAmerican Energy will establish conservation funds for statewide bat and eagle programs that will help bolster their populations. After public input and extensive evaluation, the Fish and Wildlife Service released its final environmental impact statement that concludes MidAmerican Energy’s habitat conservation . . . Complete story »


September 24, 2019 • New York, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Broome County Concerned Residents press statement

The Broome County Concerned Residents (BCCR) association calls on Dewey Decker, the Town Supervisor in Sanford and Carolyn Price, Town Supervisor in Windsor to come clean about their four-year long relationship with the Texas-based Calpine Corporation which is hoping to erect 33 huge industrial wind turbines in the Sanford-Windsor area. “We now know that Calpine made contact with these town officials back in 2015 about their plans to bring these grotesque turbines to this part of Broome County”, said a . . . Complete story »


September 5, 2019 • New Mexico, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Large wind energy project proposed east of Round Valley

SOCORRO, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a public meeting on Sept. 18 on the proposed Borderlands Wind Project. The meeting will start at 5 p.m., and will be held at the Quemado Elementary School and High School Cafeteria, located at 3484 Highway 60, Quemado, NM 87829. The BLM published a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register on August 9, 2019, for a draft Environmental Impact Statement and draft Resource Management Plan amendment to analyze . . . Complete story »


September 2, 2019 • Norway, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Nei til vindkraft på land

Forbundsstyret i Kongelig Norsk Båtforbund (KNBF) har vedtatt en resolusjon mot vindkraft på land. [The Federal Board of the Royal Norwegian Boat Association (KNBF) has adopted a resolution against wind power on land: “Wind power in the planned areas will have very negative consequences for boat traffic, outdoor life, noise, bird and wildlife, cultural heritage and reindeer herding.”] «Vindkraft i de planlagte arealene vil ha svært negative konsekvenser for båtferdsel, friluftsliv, støy, fugle- og dyreliv, kulturminner og reindrift,» heter det . . . Complete story »


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