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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.


January 21, 2023 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Fight for no-wind position: Tablelands residents in battle to stop project

The fate of a controversial clean energy project on the Atherton Tablelands now hinges on federal approval after getting a green light from the state government, but a core group of concerned locals has not given up the fight. More than a thousand submissions have been made by residents protesting the proposed wind farm fringing a declared Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, 15km from Ravenshoe. Ark Energy, a subsidiary of Epuron, plans to build the Chalumbin Wind Farm which received . . . Complete story »


January 21, 2023 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Tax abatement for NextEra’s wind farm to come before the county Ben Shaffer

The tax abatement for NextEra’s wind farm is on the Midland County Commissioners’ Court agenda Monday. In November, county commissioners approved a reinvestment zone for the planned location of the wind farm, the first step toward granting a tax abatement, but the abatement discussion itself was postponed to a later date. NextEra is developing the facility, a 141-megawatt facility comprised of 47 3-megawatt turbines. They will be placed on surface acreage Pioneer owns on the Hutt ranch in southeast Midland County. . . . Complete story »


January 21, 2023 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

‘Cannot be financed and built’: Company behind big offshore wind energy appeals DPU approval

The developer behind the largest single offshore wind farm in the state’s pipeline on Thursday filed a formal notice of appeal to contest the Department of Public Utilities’ approval of contracts that the developer agreed to but says will no longer allow its project to be financed or built. The DPU last month determined that the contracts, which the wind developers and utility companies agreed to in May, “are in the public interest” and approved them over the developer’s objections. . . . Complete story »


January 21, 2023 • Letters, Rhode IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm utility causing onshore problems

New England has regional noise/vibration problems since the Block Island Wind Farm started. Indeed, one could note, regional wind turbines no longer typify “green energy.” In addition to air storage batteries being secretly installed on Beavertail in Jamestown to facilitate retention of unpredictable wind power, the regional power grid has been secretly raised to a higher power level to capture more irregular wind power for investors. However, that higher grid power has caused widespread environmental pressure, including water and sewer . . . Complete story »


January 21, 2023 • FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Éolienne : rassemblement contre le projet de Louin dans les Deux-Sèvres

Riverains, élus locaux et militants pour la protection de l’environnement étaient rassemblés ce 21 janvier pour dire non au projet d’installation de quatre nouvelles éoliennes à Louin. Selon eux, le département des Deux-Sèvres est déjà très largement doté en équipements de production d’énergie renouvelable. “Si on calcule le nombre d’éoliennes installées dans le nord des Deux-Sèvres et dans la Vienne, on arrive à 50% des éoliennes de la Nouvelle-Aquitaine, explique Monique Nolot, la maire de Louin. Pourquoi ces deux départements ? . . . Complete story »


January 21, 2023 • FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Opposition unanime au projet de parc éolien

Le conseil municipal de Buzançais s’est réuni jeudi 19 janvier et a pris les décisions suivantes. Parc éolien. Le conseil avait déjà délibéré défavorablement sur l’implantation des éoliennes par la société Éolise à Buzançais. Mais le conseil devait une nouvelle fois se prononcer quinze jours avant la fin de l’enquête publique. Le maire, Régis Blanchet, a donné son avis sur ces cinq éoliennes « de 200 m de haut, installées à 700 m des habitations et visibles du centre-ville, cela porte . . . Complete story »


January 21, 2023 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

No de la Consejería de Medio Ambiente de Cantabria al parque eólico Quintanillas

El Boletín Oficial de Cantabria (BOC) ha publicado en su edición del 18 de enero la resolución de la Consejería de Desarrollo Rural, Ganadería, Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente por la que se formula declaración de impacto ambiental “desfavorable” para el proyecto Parque Eólico Quintanillas, de 27,5 megavatios, y sus infraestructuras de evacuación en el municipio de Valdeolea, promovido por Viesgo Renovables SL. La Dirección General de Biodiversidad, Medio Ambiente y Cambio Climático entiende que este proyecto, a la vista . . . Complete story »


January 21, 2023 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

La Policía busca al camionero que dañó una pala de aerogenerador, valorada en 250.000 euros

La policía alemana busca a un camionero que golpeó una carga de gran tamaño durante maniobras nocturnas en un estacionamiento. Al mismo tiempo, se debe liquidar una factura por los daños causados, por valor de unos 250.000. euros. El mencionado “tamaño” era el transporte de una pala para un aerogenerador. Las construcciones de este tipo no solo son impresionantes en longitud, sino también muy costosas, debido a que están hechas de polímeros especiales. Y aunque estos materiales combinan bajo peso . . . Complete story »


January 21, 2023 • WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

‘Absolutely crazy’: Wind turbine in Dodge County collapses

A neighbor tells WISN 12 News the impact shook their home. Dodge County, Wis. – Wednesday night the blades and top portion of a wind turbine came crashing down to the field below in a rural area of Dodge County, near the town of Herman. The impact scattered massive pieces of debris across the ground. Nobody was hurt. “The one that lives on top of the hill right there and the farm right behind us, they said that they both heard . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2023 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Tensions high on Port au Port Peninsula over wind-hydrogen megaproject

1st phase proposes 164 wind turbines in area the size of the City of St. John’s. Depending on who you talk to on the Port au Port Peninsula, the region is either on the brink of an economic transformation or walking an environmental tightrope. Forty-five per cent of residents in the area drew employment insurance in 2019. But a company formed just a few months ago, World Energy GH2, promises a revolutionary wind-hydrogen project it says will bring hundreds of . . . Complete story »


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