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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.

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 »

August 28, 2019 • Iowa, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Discovery information on the authors of IEC Wind Health Paper

Discovery information on the authors of IEC Wind Health Paper Being that Dr. Peter Thorne from University of Iowa came to present to the Madison County Board of Health (August 2019- see below) to refute the scientific research of potential health risks of living near wind turbines and being that his name as co-author on this recently-published paper based on same premise (https://ehsrc.public-health.uiowa.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/IEC_Wind_Health_Paper_2019_FINAL.pdf), AND based on the reality that Dr. Thorne is now the go-to for the media in covering . . . Complete story »

August 26, 2019 • Colorado, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Holy Cross, Guzman Energy announce wind farm project

A new wind-farm project in Colorado’s Lincoln County is expected to supply green power to Holy Cross Energy starting in mid-2021, the company announced last week. Holy Cross, a regional electricity cooperative based in Glenwood Springs, has signed an agreement with its partner, wholesale power provider Guzman Energy of Denver, to develop the 150-megawatt Arriba Wind Farm. Luxembourg-based NGC Partners, an international investment and asset management firm focused on the clean energy sector, also is involved in the facility’s development. . . . Complete story »

August 22, 2019 • New York, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

New Steuben County wind farm approved

The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) today granted approval to Eight Point Wind LLC to build and operate a wind farm facility in Steuben County. The Siting Board’s decision follows a rigorous review and public participation process to ensure that the wind farm meets or exceeds all siting requirements. “In keeping with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s goal to develop clean energy resources in New York State and nation-leading Green New Deal, we . . . Complete story »

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

Broome residents wind moratorium on Calpine proposal

Calpine Curbed! – Broome residents win moratorium. At a standing room only public meeting in Deposit last Tuesday evening, August 13th, the Sanford Town Board heard intense public opposition to the planned imposition of huge industrial wind turbines in this rural area. Jim Michalec, speaking for the Broome County Concerned Residents (BCCR), told the packed meeting that Calpine, the company behind the wind turbine proposal, had been secretive and failed in its duty to provide for public participation. Speaking to . . . Complete story »

August 14, 2019 • New York, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Chenango County Planning Board approves wind turbines 676 feet high

A dozen residents of the Town of Guilford attended this morning’s 8:30 a.m. meeting of the Chenango County Planning Board to advocate for meaningful environmental impact review before the Town of Guilford votes on a proposed local wind project law. Despite receiving a letter from the attorney for Concerned Neighbors of Guilford, the Planning Board approved a draft local law from the Town containing standards requested by Calpine, a company proposing 676-foot-high wind turbines in the Town. Calpine’s High Bridge . . . Complete story »

August 1, 2019 • Oregon, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Oregon Supreme Court invalidates Energy Council’s rules for modifying power plants

Today’s ruling is also expected to terminate two long-pending energy projects. PORTLAND, OR – Today the Oregon Supreme Court held in favor of a coalition of nine conservation organizations, invalidating rules adopted in 2017 by the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) that had dramatically reduced transparency and discouraged public participation in permitting decisions for large power plants throughout Oregon. Today’s legal victory is also expected to terminate the previously issued permits for two controversial power projects, the Summit Ridge . . . Complete story »

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