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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.


January 17, 2020 • Press releases, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

Dairy Air Wind in Holland announces halt to development activity

HOLLAND – Dairy Air Wind, the last remaining wind energy project being developed in Vermont, today announced the ending of all development activities surrounding the project. Project partner David Blittersdorf cited a current political environment that is hostile to wind energy as the leading cause for this step. Dairy Air Wind was intended to be a single-turbine project sited in a cornfield on the Champney family’s 450-acre dairy farm in Holland. “In 2012, there were over a dozen wind projects in . . . Complete story »


January 17, 2020 • Press releases, VermontPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed Vermont wind project halts development, citing hostile political environment

Dairy Air Wind, the last remaining wind energy project being developed in Vermont, today announced the ending of all development activities surrounding the project. Project partner David Blittersdorf cited a current political environment that is hostile to wind energy as the leading cause for this step. Dairy Air Wind was intended to be a single-turbine project sited in a cornfield on the Champney family’s 450-acre dairy farm in Holland, Vermont. “In 2012, there were over a dozen wind projects in . . . Complete story »


December 15, 2019 • New York, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Southern Tier campaigners take the fight to Albany

On Monday, December 16th, Southern Tier campaigners will bring their opposition to industrial wind turbines directly to Albany. The NYS Siting Board is meeting there at 10 a.m. to consider Texas based Calpine’s application to build a wind facility on the slopes in eastern Broome County. They will meet in the 19th Floor Board Room of the Department of Public Service Albany office, located at Three Empire State Plaza. (Enter at concourse level only.) One of the Siting Board members . . . Complete story »


December 14, 2019 • California, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind project showdown: Special Board of Supervisors meeting set for all day Monday at the Adorni Center

Press release from the County of Humboldt: Due to extraordinary public interest in the Humboldt Wind Energy project, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has set a special meeting to consider the appeal. The meeting will be held on Monday, Dec.16 between 9 am and 7 pm at the Adorni Center at 1011 Waterfront Drive in Eureka. If there is not enough time on Monday to conclude the item, the Board will continue the special meeting to Tuesday, Dec. 17 . . . Complete story »


December 13, 2019 • Kansas, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Meeting of opponents to Jayhawk Wind Farm

Contact: Kim Simons, 620-224-1215, Kimberlysimons1972@gmail.com A meeting of area residents in Bourbon and Crawford counties who oppose the Jayhawk Wind Farm development will be held Thursday, January 9, 6;30 pm at Rodeway Inn, Ft Scott, Ks. On the agenda will be the organization of a formal opposition group, assistance from successful opponents of previous wind farms, and a discussion of potential and political avenues to stop the Jayhawk development. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone concerned about the . . . Complete story »


December 9, 2019 • California, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Terra-Gen reaches agreement with local unions, says wind farm would be built entirely with union labor

The following press release was sent this morning by Natalynne DeLapp, the local community liaison for Terra-Gen: Eureka, California—Humboldt Del Norte Building & Construction Trades announce a project labor agreement with Terra-Gen that guarantees the Humboldt Wind Project will be built solely by union labor. “The agreement also locks in local hire for this green build to keep our community dollars local.” said Jeff Hunerlach, District Representative for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3. “It also promotes the . . . Complete story »


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 »


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