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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.

March 27, 2020 • MissouriPrint storyE-mail story

During pandemic, Grain Belt surveyors showed up

A Missouri farm organization is calling out an energy company for sending its representatives to meet with landowners during the COVID-19 crisis. Missouri Farm Bureau received multiple reports that employees of Chicago-based Invenergy, the company behind the high-voltage Grain Belt Express power line, were holding in-person meetings with landowners last week at a time when Missourians were encouraged to practice social distancing. A Farm Bureau news release from last Sunday, March 22, said that landowners were visited over the past . . . Complete story »

March 22, 2020 • JapanPrint storyE-mail story

The answer is blowin’ in the wind: turbines blamed for Japan city’s TV signal troubles

AKITA – Residents of this northeastern Japan prefecture have been struggling with poor television service of late, with residents of the city of Katagami under particular difficulty when it comes to getting reception on the box. The disruption is believed to have blown in from an unexpected source: wind farms. So far, firms in charge of local wind power facilities have received over 1,700 enquiries about the issue, and work to try and reduce the disruptions has been expedited. But there . . . Complete story »

March 11, 2020 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Health board investigating ‘nuisance’ wind turbines on Plymouth border

PLYMOUTH – Residents in Plymouth and Bourne who are upset with wind turbines they say are a health hazard will have to wait a little longer to see if their complaints will be acted upon. After labeling the project a “public nuisance” two weeks ago, the Board of Health said Wednesday it will continue to review the situation and consult with town counsel and the Select Board about what next steps to take in this ongoing scenario. “We will pursue . . . Complete story »

March 6, 2020 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm angers residents who live near turbines

Residents are upset over the placement of a new wind farm. It’s happening in rural McDonough and Warren counties, where some residents said they don’t like the new form of energy, as it now sits in their backyard. Some residents said it’s the constant humming noise. Others said it’s the red lights on the turbines at night. But one woman said she’s also concerned about what living within a mile of the wind farm will do to her health. It’s . . . Complete story »

February 25, 2020 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Cork brothers and sister who lived close to windfarm settle actions for €225k

Two brothers and a sister from the same family who claimed they suffered illness as a result of noise, vibrations and shadow flicker from a Cork windfarm have settled their High Court actions for a total of €225,000. Laura David and Jack Kelleher claimed their family had to leave their farm at Gowlane North, Donoughmore, Co. Cork, four years ago after a 10-turbine wind farm began operating just over 700 metres from their property. In the High Court today Laura . . . Complete story »

February 25, 2020 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Siblings who became ill next to wind farm settle case

Three siblings who claimed they became ill and their family had to leave their Co Cork home as a result of a nearby wind farm have secured a total sum of €225,000 under a settlement of their High Court damages claims. The settlements, made without admission of liability and achieved following mediation, were made in cases brought by Laura Kelleher (15) and her brothers David (17) and Jack (10). The siblings claimed they and their parents had to leave their . . . Complete story »

February 25, 2020 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Three children receive €225,000 settlement over alleged illnesses caused by windfarm near family home

Three siblings who claimed their family had to abandon their home due to illnesses allegedly caused by a nearby windfarm have secured €225,000 as a settlement of their High Court damages claims. The awards, were part of settlements made without admission of liability, made to Laura, David and Jack Kelleher. The siblings claimed that they, along with their parents, had to leave their family home at Gowlane North, Donoughmore, Cork in late 2016 several months after a ten-turbine wind farm . . . Complete story »

February 22, 2020 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Alle-Cat Wind Energy LLC files lawsuit against Farmersville Town Board

Alle-Cat Wind Energy LLC has filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court against the Farmersville Town Board seeking to set aside the town’s recently passed 2020 Wind Energy Facilities Law. Alle-Catt Wind Energy LLC’s parent company, Invenergy, wants to build a 340-megawatt system consisting of up to 117 600-foot turbines in Farmersville, Freedom, Rushford, Centerville and Arcade. The Article 78 proceeding by Alle-Catt asks the court to annul the Jan. 6, resolution to invalidate the town’s 2019 wind law. The Farmersville . . . Complete story »

February 19, 2020 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Plymouth health board reviewing wind turbines on Bourne line

PLYMOUTH – Larry McGrath hasn’t used his patio in two years. The vibrations, noise and pulsating lights, he says, make it impossible to enjoy what should be a serene and peaceful outdoor setting at his home on Lake Drive near the Bourne border. The source of these sensations emanates from a series of large wind turbines that began generating power four years ago. Located in Plymouth on the line with Bourne, the 500-foot structures have been a concern to neighbors . . . Complete story »

February 19, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Permit for ‘cabin’ interferes with proposed wind farm, P.E.I. Energy Corp. argues

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation is appealing a development permit approved by the Rural Municipality of Eastern Kings, saying it interferes with its proposed wind farm expansion. The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission held a public hearing on the issue Tuesday. The municipality granted the permit to an Eastern Kings landowner, who plans to put up a two-bedroom building on his property in the community. Lawyer Gordon MacKay, representing the P.E.I. Energy Corporation, told the hearing that Jeff Klein, who received . . . Complete story »

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