View headlines only

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

View headlines only

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 30, 2022 • Massachusetts, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Endangered whales at risk from offshore wind, NOAA scientist warns

Planned wind projects off the New England coast threaten to harm the region’s dwindling population of endangered right whales, according to a US government marine scientist.  The warning from a top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official, obtained by Bloomberg under a Freedom of Information Act request, underscores the potential legal and environmental perils of offshore wind development along the coast. President Joe Biden has a goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind within the decade. Both initial construction . . . Complete story »

November 29, 2022 • Ireland, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Liquidators appointed to wind turbine services firm

The company was insolvent and unable to pay its debts as they fall due, the judge said. The High Court has appointed joint provisional liquidators to an Irish-based firm that is part of a group of companies that provides mechanical and electrical services to power generating wind turbines manufacturers. The appointments were made in respect of Windhoist Ireland Limited, which had been working on a windfarm project, currently under construction at Ardderroo, near Moycullen in Co Galway. The firm has . . . Complete story »

November 29, 2022 • BelgiumPrint storyE-mail story

Les éoliennes risquent de se multiplier dans le ciel estinnois à l’avenir : “Nous rejetons tous les projets mais “…

[Wind projects in and around Estinnes are multiplying to the detriment of municipal authorities and citizens who no longer want them – but who are almost powerless before the regional authorities.] Les projets éoliens dans et autour d’Estinnes se multiplient au détriment des autorités communales et des citoyens qui n’en veulent plus mais qui sont quasi-impuissants devant les autorités régionales. Depuis la mise en service des éoliennes de Fauroeulx il y a une dizaine d’années qui était à l’époque un des . . . Complete story »

November 29, 2022 • LuxembourgPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines in Luxembourg regularly shut down to protect bats

From 1 May to 31 October, the Garnich wind farm performs “bat shutdowns” for one hour before sunset and, under some conditions, until sunrise. However, this is not just the case in Garnich. All wind farms in Luxembourg must adhere to regulations regarding the protection of bats, Minister for Energy Claude Turmes confirmed in answer to a parliamentary question from the Pirate Party. Complete story »

November 28, 2022 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

The environmental price of building new wind farms

South Korean–owned Ark Energy says it is confident its controversial $1 billion Chalumbin wind farm, adjacent to World Heritage-protected rainforests in North Queensland, will be given final approval by the Commonwealth. In what is expected to be the first of several renewables projects challenged by environmentalists, Ark Energy has significantly scaled back the project from 200 turbines to 86 turbines to appease local concerns and to win the backing of federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek. But local environmental groups said . . . Complete story »

November 28, 2022 • ItalyPrint storyE-mail story

Turbine minieoliche insufficienti e improduttivi, condannato imprenditore casaranese

Gianluigi Parrotto, enfant prodige della tecnica, è stato condannato a 2 anni di reclusione (pena sospesa e non menzione) con l’accusa di truffa. Gianluigi Parrotto, inventore delle turbine rivoluzionarie per l’eolico è stato condannato a due anni per truffa senza l’aggravante della rilevante entità come deciso dalla giudice del Tribunale monocratico di Lecce, Giovanna Piazzalunga che ha rilevato come alcune delle accuse siano ormai cadute in prescrizione. Il 26enne di Casarano era balzato agli onori della cronaca per il progetto . . . Complete story »

November 28, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm scammer who conned millions from customers banned from running companies for 14 years

Dr Paul Dougan was found to have used investors’ cash to fund separate property ventures instead of putting it into wind farm projects. A green energy expert whose firm scammed £4million from customers for wind farm schemes has been banned from running companies for 14 years. Geoscientist Dr Paul Dougan was hit with the ban after a probe by the Insolvency Service found he used investors’ cash to fund separate property ventures instead of putting it into wind farm projects. . . . Complete story »

November 27, 2022 • MinnesotaPrint storyE-mail story

Willmar, Minn., wind turbines may be nearing end of their useful life

With the original manufacturer no longer in existence, it is becoming more and more difficult for Willmar Municipal Utilities to find replacement parts for its aging wind turbines. Willmar, Minnesota’s wind turbines, constructed and put into operation in 2009, may be close to the end of their useful lifespan to generate power for the city. The lifetime expectancy for the turbines was estimated to be 20 years when constructed. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find replacement parts needed . . . Complete story »

November 27, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine near Heath and Reach out of action ‘for months’ as it waits for replacement part

A nearby resident claims it’s been out of service for up to four months. A wind turbine close to the A5 at Heath and Reach has been temporarily put out of action because of a mechanical fault – with one resident claiming that it hasn’t been working for months. The structure at the Checkley Wood wind turbine substation is awaiting a replacement part, according to Conservative Central Bedfordshire Council ward councillor Mark Versallion. And it appears to have been out . . . Complete story »

November 27, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Application to expand wind farm south of Loch Ness to go to appeal

Highland councillors objected to the scheme despite planning officials recommending approval. Energy company BayWar.e.UK seeks permission for Corriegarth 2, a 14-turbine extension to Corriegarth 1 wind farm that already has 23 turbines in operation in the Monadhliaths mountain range. BayWar.e.UK propose that the 14 huge turbines encircle Corriegarth 1, which is sited about 15km north-east of Fort Augustus and 10km south-east of Foyers by Loch Ness. The company used a section 36 application to try and extend the windfarm. The . . . Complete story »

« LaterHomeEarlier »

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.