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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 are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


March 15, 2019 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

City Planning Commission rejects wind turbine plans

Plans to build one or two 400-foot wind turbines southeast of the intersection of Crystal and Bigelow avenues were rejected Thursday by Findlay City Planning Commission. The action was a foregone conclusion after the city zoning appeals board last month denied One Energy’s request for a variance from city laws setting a 40- to 100-foot limit on wind turbines. Crystal Avenue residents have denounced the proposed wind turbines as an eyesore which would sink their property values and flicker shadows . . . Complete story »


March 9, 2019 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Stuartfield couple win battle against ‘jet-like’ turbines

A couple who claim the “jet-like” noise from three turbines ruined their life in the countryside have won a court battle to quieten them. Andrew and Rosemary Milne’s home lies in the shadow of three 262ft turbines at West Knock, near Stuartfield. They moved to the area from Aberdeen in 2001 to be closer to their parents, and to allow keen horsewoman Mrs Milne to spend more time preparing for competitions. But they claim their peaceful lives were ruined when . . . Complete story »


February 16, 2019 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm equipment removed

The Otter Creek wind project is officially dead. Crews could be seen taking away equipment for what was supposed to be a 12-turbine, 50-megawatt project led by the Boralex corporation which was slated to be located north of Wallaceburg. RES Canada and Walpole Island First Nation were the other partners in the venture. In a letter to local landowners, Borolex said they will start removing equipment that was installed for the project’s studies, starting in late January. The letter said . . . Complete story »


February 15, 2019 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Officials reject 400-foot wind turbines in Findlay

In a decision that pleased Crystal Avenue residents, Findlay officials on Thursday denied One Energy’s request to allow construction of 400-foot wind turbines nearby. The city zoning appeals board voted 3-1 Thursday to deny a variance that would have allowed One Energy to build one or two 400-foot wind turbines on 37 acres southeast of the intersection of Crystal and Bigelow avenues. The turbines would supply energy to Veoneer-Nissin Brake Systems, a factory at 1750 Production Drive. Findlay zoning laws . . . Complete story »


February 12, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Galloo wind farm opponents applaud withdrawal; supporters lament

Opposition leaders rejoiced when they heard another chapter in the saga of developing a wind farm on Galloo Island had come to a close, but wind farm supporters lamented the news. Apex Clean Energy withdrew its applications Friday for state permits needed for its 108-megawatt project in the town of Hounsfield. Its attorney, James A. Muscato II of Young/Sommer LLC, wrote in letters to the Public Service Commission that the developer “is no longer seeking a certificate of environmental compatibility . . . Complete story »


February 9, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Galloo Island wind project ‘withdrawn’

The long-debated Galloo Island wind farm in the Town of Hounsfield is apparently dead. Lawyers for the company proposing the wind farm sent a letter to the state Public Service Commission Friday stating “that Gallloo Wind formally withdraws its Article 10 Application and is no longer seeking a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need.” “Article 10” is the provision of state law under which large wind farms are approved. Apex Clean Energy proposed a 30 turbine, 108 megawatt project . . . Complete story »


February 9, 2019 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Apex withdraws Article 10 application for Galloo Island Wind

The developer behind the Galloo Island Wind farm, Apex Clean Energy, has withdrawn its applications for state permits needed to build its project. Apex’s attorney, James A. Muscato II of Young/Sommer LLC, wrote in a letter to the Public Service Commission Friday that the developer no longer intends to secure a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for its 108-megawatt project in the town of Hounsfield. Developers that want to build energy generation projects with a 25-megawatt nameplate capacity . . . Complete story »


February 7, 2019 • PennsylvaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Penn Forest issues written denial of wind turbines

The Penn Forest Zoning Hearing Board has issued its written denial of the second Special Exception Permit application for Atlantic Wind. According to the decision filed Jan. 30, the board found that overall, Atlantic Wind failed to produce sufficient evidence and did not show that the project would comply with the Penn Forest Zoning Ordinance. The application sought to construct 28 nearly 600-foot-tall industrial wind turbines in the township. The zoning board denied the application at the Dec. 17 meeting . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Bord refuses wind farm

An Bord Pleanála has upheld a decision by Kerry County Council to refuse a wind farm in Ballylongford. The Ballylongford Windfarm Group had applied to Kerry County Council to construct eight wind turbines at Aghanagran Lower and surrounding townlands in Ballylongford; each with a ground-to-blade tip height of 126.5 m. Kerry County Council refused permission last year, a decision that was appealed to the Bord by the Ballylongford Windfarm Group on December 4 last. However, An Bord informed the appellant . . . Complete story »


January 18, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed north Kerry windfarm refused planning

A windfarm proposed for north Kerry, near the Shannon estuary, has been refused planning permission, on grounds of its potential adverse impact on the environment. An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision of Kerry Co Council not to sanction the development of eight wind turbines outside the village of Ballylongford. The Ballylongford Windfarm Group, which consists of 11 landowners and a Dublin-based forestry company, The Third Irish Forestry Fund, had hoped to build the 25.6-megawatt windfarm in the townlands of . . . Complete story »


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