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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.

May 20, 2022 • BrazilPrint storyE-mail story

Entenda por que os parques de energia eólica estão piorando a vida das famílias de agricultores no agreste

[Read in English: Turbines in their backyard: How a wind farm disrupted life in a Brazilian town] Imagine ouvir durante todo o dia um ruído que lembra o de um avião sobrevoando a sua casa em uma altura relativamente baixa. É essa a realidade dos moradores do Sítio Sobradinho, localizado no município de Caetés, no Agreste de Pernambuco. Desde 2015, após a instalação de um parque eólico da empresa Cubico Sustainable Investments na região, as famílias de pequenos agricultores tiveram . . . Complete story »

May 20, 2022 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

More work to do to end well water saga in CK

Ontario’s Ministry of Health is clearing up some local questions about a recent investigation into turbid private well water in North Kent. Ministry Spokesperson Bill Campbell tells CK News Today the province plans to conduct further analysis of the collected data, including review by medical experts and additional monitoring through sampling and testing as needed, including bacteriological testing. Former Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Colby had questioned why there was no medical expert or doctor on the panel . . . Complete story »

May 11, 2022 • Letters, MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Plagued by Hoosac Wind noise in Clarksburg

Trouble sleeping yet again – noise from the Hoosac Wind Power Project. In the morning, I tried calling the complaint line to no avail. In the past, Hoosac Wind owner Iberdrola Renewables would tell me what the conditions were at that time, but the last two times there was no call back. Eventually, I was offered a “noise machine” with recordings of sounds, which only added more sound and no help. Next offer was improvements – windows and insulation – which required signing . . . Complete story »

May 6, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Bee County owed thousands in taxes from Danish energy company

Bee County officials are all smiles after it was discovered through an investigation that a company putting in a wind and solar farm owes more in taxes than people realized. Several weeks ago 3News went out to a huge wind and solar farm being built in Bee County outside of Beeville, Texas. A Danish company called Orsted is putting up 66 wind turbines and one million solar panels. However, Bee County Commissioner Dennis DeWitt told 3News that the company kept . . . Complete story »

April 29, 2022 • WashingtonPrint storyE-mail story

Gov. Inslee visits Rattlesnake Flats; Gubernatorial visit follows criticism from Rep. Mary Dye

RALSTON – A month after vetoing sections affirming local input into development of solar and wind farms, Gov. Jay Inslee tried last week to put a positive spin on his move. The governor spent part of Wednesday, April 20, at Rattlesnake Flats Wind Farm north of Washtucna, in the heart of the 9th Legislative District represented by Sen. Mark Schoesler, and Reps. Mary Dye and Joe Schmick. Inslee’s visit coincided with Earth Week. Rattlesnake Flats includes 57 wind turbines, according . . . Complete story »

April 19, 2022 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Story Homes rejected in Allerdale

The Cumbrian council refused the housebuilder’s application to build 67 homes in Thursby over concerns about ‘shadow flickers’ caused by a nearby wind turbine. Shadow flickers are caused when the blades of a turbine cast a shadow through the windows of nearby buildings. A letter from Neo Environmental, specialists in assessing shadow flickers, stated that the Story Homes proposal was within government guidelines, which sets the threshold for shadow flickers to a mean of no more than 30 minutes a . . . Complete story »

April 16, 2022 • MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

Ocean City fishermen say US Wind is to blame for their damaged gear

DELMARVA— Some fishermen out of Ocean City claim their gear is being damaged by the company that wants to build a wind farm off the coast. One fisherman is claiming more than a hundred thousand dollars worth of lost equipment. Jimmy Hahn has been in the business for 30 years. He said multiple pots have been damaged and towed by US Wind, who denies those allegations. Hahn showed WRDE a video he shot with his phone when he was out . . . Complete story »

April 12, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Police chief blames ‘incomers’ for serious crime

Police have blamed “incomers” for the vast majority of serious crime in Shetland. Chief inspector Stuart Clemenson said “some alarming incidents” had been reported across the isles. However, in a report to Lerwick Community Council last night (Monday), Mr Clemenson reassured members that most did not involve people who had been “born and bred here”. “A lot of these crimes are coming from the incomers,” he said. “The contractors coming into Sullom Voe, the workers building the windfarm.” Mr Clemenson, . . . Complete story »

April 11, 2022 • IndiaPrint storyE-mail story

Expansion of windmills in Kachchh impact unique thorn forest and wildlife

Chana Rana Rabari picked up a wooden staff as he entered the forest. He would require it to balance while crossing the undulating terrain and thorny vegetation in the jungle. “This is khair (Capparis decidua). Its gum is eaten for strengthening bones. It sells for 400 rupees per kilogram,” he says, plucking a golden globule from the bark of a tree. He goes on to point Guggal (Commiphora wightii), Bor (Zizyphus mauritiana) and Khakra (Bombax Ceiba) trees, used as raisin, . . . Complete story »

April 7, 2022 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Water Wells First member slams new report

An investigation into the effect wind turbines have had on local water wells has failed to meet the expectations of a founding member of the citizen group Water Wells First. Kevin Jakubec called the Ministry of Health’s All-Hazards Investigation of Well Water in Chatham-Kent a “bait and switch” and accused the Ontario government of reneging on its commitment to conduct a proper Health Hazard Investigation. He also expressed frustration that certain areas of the municipality were not included in the . . . Complete story »

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