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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.


March 13, 2019 • IllinoisPrint storyE-mail story

DeWitt County Zoning Board of Appeals recommends rejecting Tradewind Alta Farms II wind project application

The DeWitt County Zoning Board of Appeals voted to recommend the DeWitt County Board reject the proposal of Tradewind Energy's Alta Farms II Wind Project in the northwest corner of DeWitt County at a special meeting of the ZBA at Clinton High School Tuesday night. John Griffin started the meeting by motioning to recommend the project. He says the overarching theme from those in opposition was 'do the project somewhere else'. In going through six considerations, the ZBA discussed back . . . Complete story »


May 10, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Twin Creek Wind Farm debate continues

A wind farm proposed for the Lower Mid North of South Australia, around 12km North of Kapunda, continues to be the topic of discussion for local residents and developers, Renewable Energy Systems (RES), alike. The Twin Creek Wind Farm, which is located within three local government areas Flow FM broadcasts to (Light Regional, Goyder and Mid Murray Councils) was recently released on category 2 of public notification, which closed in mid-April. According to RES, the site is: “approximately 5,600ha of . . . Complete story »


January 16, 2018 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Safety concerns raised after wind turbine struck by lightning in Inishowen

Safety concerns have been raised after a wind turbine in Inishowen was struck by lightning yesterday evening. At around 6 o’clock, one of the wind turbines on Crockbrack Hill, Meanletterbale, was struck, causing damage to one of the 94* metre long turbine blades with dents and scorch marks also visible on the nacelle of the turbine. This is the second incident of its kind, raising concerns over the safety of the turbines developed in such close proximity to homes. Paula . . . Complete story »


October 16, 2017 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

“Wynne mills” not welcome

They are not giving up. About 200 residents of Prince Edward County and elsewhere marched through downtown Picton Sunday and rallied at the Regent Theatre in protest of a yet to be built 9 turbine wind farm in South Marysburgh ward, near the county’s southern Lake Ontario shoreline. Here’s the sound from the start of the march. Although county Mayor Robert Quaiff says wind company WPD has yet to receive final approval from the provincial government to build the turbines, . . . Complete story »


July 25, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Grúpaí i gCo. Dhún na nGall imníoch faoi thuirbíní gaoithe

[Groups in County Donegal concerned about wind turbines] Tá grúpaí i gCo. Dhún na nGall, a bhfuil imní orthu faoi chomh gar is atá tuirbíní gaoithe dá dtithe, ag iarraidh go gcinnteofar sa chéad phlean forbartha eile don chondae, an riail go mbeidh tuirbiní 10 n-oiread a n-airde féin ó thithe. Le roinnt seachtainí anuas tá cainteanna poiblí tugtha ag ollamh ón Phortaingéil go dtéann infreafhuaim nó fuaim a bhfuil minicíocht íseal aici dochar don tsláinte. Is féidir le tuirbíní . . . Complete story »


June 22, 2016 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Cllr John Campbell wins High Court challenge against Minister’s wind farm ruling

The High Court has today upheld an appeal by Councillor John Campbell at a direction from former Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly dating back to 2014. The then Chairperson of Donegal County Council took the appeal after Alan Kelly overturned a decision by the Council to impose new conditions on windfarms In June 2014 the council agreed to a set back distance ten times the tip height of turbines from residential properties and other population centres. Measures to protect . . . Complete story »


June 6, 2016 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Tribunal against wind project

Residents against a major wind farm proposed for the south shore of Prince Edward County, have scored a major victory. Monday morning, the Environmental Review Tribunal agreed, that the area was environmentally sensitive and 9-450 foot high turbines should not be constructed at Ostrander Point. Cheryl Anderson is with the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists read the announcement to Quinte News today. Lawyer for the Field Naturalists Eric Gillespie says this decision does three things. The tribunal revoked the directors . . . Complete story »


August 4, 2015 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Alan Jones – the Senate committee into wind farms

Alan talks to Sonia Trist, Jan Hetherington and Anne Gardner about the health impact of wind farms. Download MP3 file. Submissions to the Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines: Ms Janet Hetherington Supplementary 1 to submission 35 Supplementary 2 to submission 35 Mr and Mrs Andrew and Ann Gardner Attachment 1 Attachment 2 Attachment 3 Attachment 4 Attachment 5 Attachment 6 Attachment 7 Additional Information Supplementary 1 to submission 208 Supplementary 2 to submission 208 Supplementary 3 to submission 208 . . . Complete story »


April 15, 2015 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against wind energy infrastructure

Thousands of people are gathering in central Dublin for a major rally against pylons and wind turbines. Organisers say over 200 community groups from across the Midlands and West are involved in today’s march from Parnell Square to the Dáil. They say Minister Pat Rabbitte’s announcement that plans for a wind export deal to the UK were being scrapped is a political ploy. These demonstrators say several other energy projects are still going ahead – they say it’s devastating their . . . Complete story »


March 27, 2015 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Cllr Shiels – UK windfarm developers targeting Donegal are laughing all the way to the bank

A Donegal Cllr has claimed that UK windfarm developers targeting the county are laughing all the way to the bank. Planree Ltd have applied to An Board Pleanala to develop Irelands biggest onshore windfarm at Carrickduff Hill and Lismullyduff. The proposed windfarm could see up to 49 wind turbines built over 20 townlands from Barnesmore Gap right up to the Castlefin area. The Council is due to consider its proposed submission to An Bord Pleanala on the planned wind farm . . . Complete story »


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