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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.

February 17, 2020 • GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Ausgebranntes Windrad in Nordhessen weiter einsturzgefährdet

[A wind turbine went up in flames between Körle and Guxhagen. The fire department could do nothing but let the fire go out on its own. (translate article to English)] Aus noch ungeklärter Ursache ist am Samstagnachmittag eine Windkraftanlage zwischen Körle und dem Guxhagener Stadtteil Albshausen (Schwalm-Eder) in Brand geraten. Das Feuer war nach Angaben eines Sprechers der Guxhagener Feuerwehr gegen 16 Uhr an der Antriebswelle ausgebrochen und erst in den Abendstunden von selbst erloschen. Die Feuerwehr konnte aufgrund der Höhe . . . Complete story »

February 5, 2020 • Iowa, South Dakota, U.S., WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine blades can’t be recycled, so they’re piling up in landfills

A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t just be hauled away. First, you need to saw through the lissome fiberglass using a diamond-encrusted industrial saw to create three pieces small enough to be strapped to a tractor-trailer. The municipal landfill in Casper, Wyoming, is the final resting place of 870 blades whose days making renewable energy have come to end. The severed fragments look like bleached . . . Complete story »

February 1, 2020 • GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Windrad stürzt bei Wittstock einfach in sich zusammen

Wittstock. Windräder sollten stürmisches Wetter eigentlich aushalten können – doch in Klein Haßlow war dies offenbar nicht der Fall: Ein riesiger Knall hat am Freitagmorgen die Bewohner des kleinen Ortes bei Wittstock/Dosse nahe der Müritz-Region am Morgen aufgeschreckt. Teile flogen bis zu 200 Meter weit Was wie ein schweres Gewitter oder das Einstürzen eines Hauses klang, war der obere Teil einer etwa 100 Meter hohen Windkraftanlage, der plötzlich abriss und zu Boden stürzte. Große Trümmerteile, darunter auch die Rotorblätter lagen . . . Complete story »

January 9, 2020 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

Εύβοια: Οι θυελλώδεις βοριάδες γκρέμισαν τις ανεμογεννήτριες (εικόνας—photos)

[Euboia: Storm winds take down wind turbines – photos by Dimitris Stavridis] Ένα ολόκληρο αιολικό πάρκο, κατέστρεψαν ολοσχερώς οι άνεμοι στην Εύβοια. Η ταχύτητα τους ξεπέρασε και τα 140km/h , με αποτέλεσμα τις παρακάτω εικόνες! Πηγή εικόνας: Dimitris Stavridis Complete story »

November 19, 2019 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

18 more wind farm protesters arrested in Kalaeloa

All 18 protesters who were arrested in Kalaeloa overnight have been released after posting bail, according to a Honolulu police spokesperson. 7 a.m. Honolulu police scrambled to clear a path for the convoy transporting wind turbine parts to Kahuku, taking four hours Sunday night into Monday morning to arrest 18 protesters who blocked their way in Kalaeloa, eventually having to leave one protester on the driveway as trucks passed by. Since protests against AES Corp.’s Na Pua Makani wind project . . . Complete story »

November 16, 2019 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Police and demonstrators injured in Thursday’s wind farm protest, what happens next?

Videos shared across social media show how Thursday night’s protest of the Na Pua Makani wind farm escalated between demonstrators and police, as equipment was being moved. 26 people were arrested overnight. Honolulu Police Department Assistant Chief, John McCarthy said the police did their best to hold back the crowds of demonstrators so that the equipment could get through. “If the crowd pushes, we have to maintain that line, just for that safety reason,” said McCarthy. “They were asked repeatedly . . . Complete story »

October 19, 2019 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Kahuku wind farm protesters arrested at Kalaeloa – photo gallery

About 75 to 100 protesters gathered at Kalaeloa, including 22 protesters who made a human chain using duct tape and zip ties. Approximately 150 Honolulu police officers were on the scene. Opponents to the planned Kahuku wind farm gathered to protest and form a blockade to stop the trucks moving turbine parts in Kalaeloa. Complete story »

October 15, 2019 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Kahuku wind farm opponents protest along Kamehameha Highway

A group opposed to a planned wind farm on Oahu’s North Shore are protesting along Kamehameha Highway in Kahuku today in an effort to stop development of the project. “We do plan to stand our ground because our kids and our kupuna and our community, they’re important to us and we plan to stay out there for as long as we have to to ensure the safety of our people and our community and Native Hawaiian wildlife,” said Kananiloaanuenue Ponciano, . . . Complete story »

October 12, 2019 • New JerseyPrint storyE-mail story

Propeller flys off Ocean Gate wind turbine

OCEAN GATE – “Sirens blaring, there is the propeller, scary stuff,” Kathy Wise said in her social media post around 12:15 p.m. on Friday. Wise was posting a video from in front of her son and fiancé’s house which is adjacent from one the borough’s two windmills. The windmills are used to generate power for the municipality. Borough Patrolman Richard Zonin said both borough windmills have been shut down following the incident and the large white blade that flew off . . . Complete story »

October 9, 2019 • NorwayPrint storyE-mail story

Tenner varder Norge rundt mot vindindustri

[Bonfires show Norwegian opposition to wind industry – Norwegians against wind power mobilized on Tuesday evening for signal fires from Finnmark to Agder. According to the organization Motvind Norway, 130 fires were to be lit.] – Folk har vært veldig frustrerte, irriterte og har sittet på sosiale medier og fyrt hverandre opp uten å få gjort noe. Vi ville få den motstanden synliggjort og la folk være med og bidra fysisk. Det å samle 130 varder i hele Norge skal symbolisere . . . Complete story »

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