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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 reproduced here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


June 12, 2019 • KansasPrint storyE-mail story

Pilot car driver extends olive branch after Phillips Co. incidents

PHILLIPSBURG – Oversize wind turbine loads coming through the area and their related problems united virtually the entire population of Phillips County in opposition to dangerous conditions and major hassles caused by them starting around five years ago. With around 4,000 such loads passing through the county in the past few years (so says the Kansas Department of Transportation), massive traffic tie-ups, destruction of roadway infrastructure and delayed travel times have been among the problems. On top of everyone’s list, however, . . . Complete story »


May 24, 2019 • LuxembourgPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm shut down following discovery of red kite cadavers

The Weiler wind farm in the municipality of Wincrange has been suspended following the discovery of red kite cadavers near the wind turbines. On Thursday morning, the Natur an Ëmwelt (nature and environment) association published a press release reacting to the news. The association queried whether energy produced from wind turbines is being done so to the detriment of the surrounding nature. To further demonstrate its concern, the association attached images of dead red kites found near the wind turbines. . . . Complete story »


May 23, 2019 • LuxembourgPrint storyE-mail story

Le parc éolien de Wincrange mis à l’arrêt après la découverte de cadavres d’oiseaux

Après la découverte de cadavres de Milans royaux près des éoliennes érigées à Weiler dans la commune de Wincrange, le parc éolien a été mis à l’arrêt. Jeudi matin, l’association Natur an Ëmwelt a publié un communiqué dans lequel elle demandait si l’énergie éolienne était produite au détriment de la nature. Elle appuyait son propos avec la photo d’un cadavre de Milan royal. Des oiseaux morts ont déjà été retrouvés à plusieurs reprises près des éoliennes. Le Milan royal est . . . Complete story »


April 2, 2019 • MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

Crews respond to wind turbine fire in Huron County

Firefighters and deputies responded to a wind turbine fire near the village of Elkton. Jeff Smith, an Elkton village official, said the fire is 300 feet in the air and crews cannot reach it to extinguish the blaze. Smith said the fire will likely burn itself out. Jared Schuette owns the property where the wind turbine is located, he said that this is quite an ordeal because this has never happened before. “It’s insane, it’s a small town and everyone . . . Complete story »


April 2, 2019 • MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine catches fire

ELKTON – A wind turbine near the corner of Elkton and Campbell Roads, north of Elkton caught fire. More information to come. Complete story »


March 16, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine catches fire in West Pubnico; Huge turbine threw burning hunks of material 100 metres to the ground

A wind turbine caught fire in West Pubnico, N.S., late Friday afternoon, throwing huge, burning pieces of material to the ground. Firefighters were called to the scene around 5 p.m., but West Pubnico fire department Chief Gordon Amiro said there was little firefighters could do to douse the flames. “We couldn’t get nowhere near because the blades was still turning, so, and pieces was breaking off the blades,” he said. “So if a piece was to fall off, it would . . . Complete story »


March 16, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

West Pubnico wind turbine destroyed by fire

WEST PUBNICO, N.S. – With large chunks of burning nacelle components and melting fibreglass blades falling from 80 metres above, there wasn’t much the West Pubnico Fire Department could do when a wind turbine fire was reported the afternoon of March 15. “We couldn’t get close enough and we wouldn’t be able to throw water that high anyway,” said Chief Gordon Amiro. Anything that was burnable in the nacelle, the large bus-shaped structure at the top of the tower, along with . . . Complete story »


February 27, 2019 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Commissioners want money upfront from Wind Energy Project

BELLEVUE – A packed room gave the Erie County commissioners a standing ovation Tuesday when they voted to deny the payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) for a wind farm project. The commissioners hosted a public hearing at Bellevue Elementary School with the trustees of Groton and Oxford townships to hear from the public on the Emerson Creek Wind Project. The project, which is developed by Apex Clean Energy, would see the construction of up to 71 wind turbines in Erie . . . Complete story »


February 10, 2019 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Blade break in Randolph County, Indiana

The blade broke off from a wind turbine in Randolph County on Saturday, south of Winchester, in the “Headwaters” facility which is owned by the Portuguese company EDP Renovaveis. Complete story »


January 31, 2019 • TurkeyPrint storyE-mail story

Fire in Hatay wind turbine

İlçeye bağlı Şenoba Mahallesi’nde, elektrik üretmek üzere faaliyet gösteren rüzgar türbinlerinden birinde henüz bilinmeyen bir nedenle dumanlar yükselmeye başladı. Bölgede elektrik kesildi Yangın, rüzgarın da etkisiyle kısa sürede türbinin tamamını sardı. İhbar üzerine olay yerine jandarma ve itfaiye ekipleri sevk edildi. Alınan güvenlik tedbirlerinin ardından yetkililerce bölgede elektrik kesildi. Görgü tanıkları, öğle saatlerinde hafif bir duman çıkmaya başladığını hemen itfaiye ve jandarmaya haber verdiklerini aktarırken, yangının sonradan büyüdüğünü ve tamamen yandıktan sonra kendiliğinden söndüğünü ifade ettiler. Complete story »


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