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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 28, 2023 • Ireland, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

People living near wind farms are sacrificial lambs to greed

Lambs are frolicking as Easter approaches, though there are sacrificial lambs across this land in the form of those desperately unlucky folk who live close to wind farms and have to bear the brunt of the devastating downsides for the sake of their supposed benefits for the rest of us. They describe “nose bleeds” and other health issues that accompany the shadow flicker and noise of industrial scale turbines as a never-ending nightmare. For there is no escape, what with . . . Complete story »

March 25, 2023 • FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Les éoliennes de Montchevrel, « c’est un projet absurde et nuisible pour le territoire »

Le Pays de Courtomer (Orne) a été le premier dans le département à enregistrer l’installation de deux éoliennes, à Trémont. Pour Laure Godbille, « ça suffit, il n’en faut pas davantage ». La conseillère municipale de Montchevrel est fortement mobilisée contre ce projet de deux machines à Montchevrel-Le Chalange, « qui avait d’ailleurs été présenté un peu en catimini au début. Il avait d’abord le nom de projet éolien du Pirouet et cela n’a interpellé personne dans un premier temps. En fait, il . . . Complete story »

March 25, 2023 • NetherlandsPrint storyE-mail story

Windmolenexploitanten en gemeenten gaan bromtonen samen onderzoeken

[Rejecting independent study finding nuisance from wind turbines, the company plans own study.] De exploitanten van het windpark langs de N33 bij Veendam gaan samen met de omliggende gemeenten de bromtonen onderzoeken. Dat hebben de exploitanten en de gemeenten Midden-Groningen, Veendam en Oldambt bekend gemaakt. Geluidsspecialist Jan van Muijlwijk deed twee jaar geleden onderzoek naar vermeende bromtonen afkomstig van het windpark. Hij deed dat onderzoek in opdracht van de omliggende gemeenten. De conclusie was dat het windpark bromtonen produceert, maar . . . Complete story »

March 8, 2023 • FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Éoliennes “tueuses” de Nozay : l’éleveur a vendu sa ferme mais poursuit son combat judiciaire

[Since the installation of a wind farm next to his home, it was not uncommon for this breeder to find a dead cow on his farm. This macabre count lasted ten years. Didier Potiron has sold his farm but continues his legal fight for recognition and compensation.] 10 ans de bataille, un feuilleton beaucoup trop long dont se serait bien passé un éleveur installé à Puceul, près de Nozay, en Loire-Atlantique. Acculé et épuisé, Didier Potiron vient de vendre sa . . . Complete story »

March 3, 2023 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Scots ignite UN probe over public rights to challenge on planning

A United Nations body has begun a probe into whether the Scottish and UK governments have broken international law through a failure to give the public the right of challenge over planning decisions that would damage the nation’s precious environment, landscape and wildlife, it can be revealed. A coalition of campaign groups from Planning Democracy, Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland, Friends of the Earth Scotland and RSPB Scotland, submitted a formal complaint over the failure at the end of last . . . Complete story »

February 27, 2023 • NorwayPrint storyE-mail story

Norway protests target wind farm on land used by herders

Dozens of activists, including Greta Thunberg of neighboring Sweden, blocked the entrance to Norway’s energy ministry in Oslo Monday to protest a wind farm they say hinders the rights of the Sami Indigenous people to raise reindeer in Arctic Norway. The activists, mainly teenagers, lay outside the ministry entrance holding Sami flags and a poster reading “Land Back.” The protesters from organizations called Young Friends of The Earth Norway and the Norwegian Sami Association’s youth council NSR-Nuorat, said “the ongoing . . . Complete story »

February 23, 2023 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Residents take wind farm fight to Supreme Court

Wind energy generators are not on trial, lawyers representing a community group opposing a wind farm in coal country say. Battle lines were drawn on the maps of Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, as residents challenged in the Supreme Court the proximity of the proposed site. “This isn’t a case where wind energy facilities are on trial,” Strezlecki Community Alliance’s counsel Paul Connor told the court on Thursday. “They’re important assets for our state in terms of providing renewable energy, but they . . . Complete story »

February 17, 2023 • FrancePrint storyE-mail story

Une association anti-éolien recueille 359 témoignages de malades : “les gens sont mal, mais ils ne comprennent pas pourquoi”

[359 complaints of ill health attributed to wind turbines in Aisne] Dans l’Aisne, l’association Sos Danger Éolien a déposé auprès de l’administration 359 réclamations de personnes malades, attribuant leurs maux à la présence d’éoliennes dans leur environnement. Elle entend ainsi pousser les autorités à enquêter sur le sujet. Pour ses promoteurs, ce travail constitue ni plus ni moins “le seul inventaire européen de ce genre réalisé”. Une synthèse remise aux autorités de 359 attestions de malades, évoquant des symptômes de . . . Complete story »

February 9, 2023 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

‘Nobody is listening to the people who are living with wind turbines’

Onshore wind solutions are a lazy way out for the Government to reach energy targets, a Kerry councillor has insisted and he warned Environment Minister, Eamon Ryan, that he facing a “hell of a backlash” over plans to relax the planning around wind turbines. Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae said that Government continue to have no understanding on the impact some of the wind energy applications are having on communities nor do they care. Currently a major review of the rules governing . . . Complete story »

February 1, 2023 • North DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Lawsuit over wind turbine in Oliver County moves forward

A family in Oliver County has asked to recover financial losses in a lawsuit against a wind farm operator. They claim a turbine that was placed too close to their farmstead devalued and prevented them from fully using their property. In 2021, the North Dakota Public Service Commission told Minnesota Power to take down a wind turbine that had been constructed in 2014. The turbine was 1,125 feet away from Keith and Deanna Kessler’s farmstead. That was within a 1,400-foot . . . Complete story »

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