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Wind Watch: Industrial Wind Energy News

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.

November 28, 2021 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

State to host biggest wind farm in southern hemisphere as turbines win final approval

Construction on the biggest wind farm in the southern hemisphere will start in Victoria next year after the state’s Planning Minister gave the final tick of approval to the $2 billion facility. It will have almost twice as many turbines and be roughly double the megawatt capacity of the wind farm at Coopers Gap in Queensland, which is presently the biggest in Australia. It comes after years of legal challenges by local farmers and wrangling over the size of the . . . Complete story »

November 28, 2021 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Whitelaw Brae: Wind farm extension backed by government

A five-year extension to a Tweeddale wind farm has been given the green light by the Scottish Government. In 2017, the 14-turbine Whitelaw Brae development in the Tweedsmuir hills was granted an operational life of 25 years, despite concerns over its visual impact. And now the turbines – which stand at a maximum height of 133m – will be in use for an extra five years. The Scottish Government said that the extension would support its climate targets. Scottish Borders . . . Complete story »

November 28, 2021 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Path clear for construction to start on Strathy South Wind Farm after Ministers give go-ahead to taller turbines

A bid by power company SSE Renewables to increase by 65m the height of turbines on its planned Strathy South wind farm has succeeded. Scottish Ministers have agreed to grant a variation to the existing planning consent, allowing the height to be raised from the initial proposed 135m to 200m, which will make the turbines the tallest in the area. SSE Renewables has welcomed the decision, with project manager Jon Soal saying it reflected the “incredible levels of support” for . . . Complete story »

November 26, 2021 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

RFP to go out next month for turbines’ removal in Falmouth

The Town of Falmouth plans on issuing requests for proposals by mid- to late December to have the two wind turbines at the wastewater treatment plant dismantled. The news of momentum in removing the turbines came during the Monday night, November 22, select board meeting, when Finance Director Jennifer Mullen and special counsel Christopher Morog presented an update to board members. The procurement process has been slowed by lack of precedence, Mr. Morog said. There is not a provision in . . . Complete story »

November 25, 2021 • SwitzerlandPrint storyE-mail story

Swiss wind park ordered to scale back to protect birds

A new wind park in Switzerland must scale back its plans to deliver renewable energy in order to protect vulnerable bird species, the country’s supreme court ruled on Wednesday. Plans for the new wind park, in the Grenchenberg region in the Jura mountains, had sparked opposition from ornithologists and conservationists, who argued it would interfere with local populations of woodlarks and peregrine falcons, deemed vulnerable in Switzerland. The wind park had aimed to deliver 16 megawatts of energy by 2023 . . . Complete story »

November 25, 2021 • Blogs, MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Falmouth inches closer to turbine removal

November 22, 2021 Falmouth’s Select Board was provided a wind turbine disposition update. The final review of the bid documents (RFP – request for proposals) by the town staff, the town’s special counsel, the contracted project/procurement consultant (Westin & Sampson) and the town’s Waste Water Superintendent was completed last week. It’s notable that in the Sept 13 2019 edition of the Falmouth Enterprise – Town Manager Julian M. Suso said “… Taking down the town’s wind turbines is taking longer than expected. . . . Complete story »

November 25, 2021 • New York, Rhode IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Biden administration approves South Fork wind farm off Rhode Island

The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday it approved the South Fork offshore wind power project off the coast of Rhode Island, making it the second commercial-scale wind project with federal approval. The decision comes as the administration of President Joe Biden seeks to rapidly expand the U.S. offshore wind industry as part of its broader effort to decarbonize the nation’s power sector by 2035, and the whole economy by 2050, to fight climate change. The approximately 130-megawatt South Fork . . . Complete story »

November 25, 2021 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

DeWitt County Board violated Open Meetings Act when suspending wind farm permits

CLINTON – The DeWitt County Board violated the state’s Open Meetings Act when it voted in July to suspend the issuance of building permits for ongoing construction of a wind farm, the Illinois attorney general’s office ruled. County board members voted July 22 to temporarily stop issuing building permits to Alta Wind Farms for the county’s first wind farm until the company provided confirmation from power companies that turbines would be automatically curtailed during severe weather. The Illinois Attorney General’s Office . . . Complete story »

November 25, 2021 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Right whale coalition calls for moratorium on wind turbines to protect endangered species

A local citizens group has announced the creation of the Save Right Whales Coalition, which is determined to stop offshore wind turbine projects that members say could harm whales. “Any species whose numbers are this low requires that we not take any additional action that could harm these whales,” political and environmental author and activist Michael Shellenberger said of the endangered North Atlantic right whales. “Particularly given that we have an abundance of nuclear and natural gas resources that would . . . Complete story »

November 24, 2021 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Company plans to grind wind turbine blades near Earlham

A Bondurant company plans to use large wood chippers to grind old wind turbine blades into bits to recycle them, but its work site near Earlham has drawn scorn and pushback from anti-turbine residents in Madison County. Renewablade has tested the grinding process on three blades at a site near U.S. Interstate Highway 80 about two miles northeast of Earlham, where another company uses the chippers to make mulch from trees. “It was successful, absolutely,” said Brian Meng, manager of . . . Complete story »

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