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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.

December 3, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Permission for west Donegal wind farm refused over concerns about impact on wildlife

Donegal County Council has refused planning permission for an eight-turbine wind farm near Glenties citing concerns about the potential impact on rare birdlife and conservation areas. Cuilfeach Teoranta applied in October to build eight turbines in the townlands of Graffy, Meenamanragh and Dalraghan More near Glenties. The application attracted dozens of objections which raised concerns about the potential impact of the wind farm on the landscape and wildlife. In rejecting the application, Donegal County Council said was not in a . . . Complete story »

November 22, 2021 • WisconsinPrint storyE-mail story

Leeward Renewable Energy cancels Highland Wind Farm project in Town of Forest

TOWN OF FOREST  – Leeward Renewable Energy, based out of Dallas, Texas, has sent a letter dated November 12 to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, saying that the Highland Wind Farm project has been cancelled. The proposed 102.5 megawatt project in the Town of Forest would have had 41 wind turbines. Emerging Energies began developing the proposal for Highland Wind Farm in 2008, and some years later, sold the proposal to Leeward Renewable Energy. Emerging Energies/Highland Wind Farm initially . . . Complete story »

November 17, 2021 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Moray council votes against new wind farm

A bid to build a seven-turbine wind farm near Dufftown has been rejected by Moray Council’s planning committee. Energiekontor UK Ltd submitted the application for the Garbet Wind Farm, which is about 3.5 miles south east of the town. However councillors voted against it by eight to three earlier today. There were also two abstentions. The vote ran counter to the advice of the council’s own planning officers. The officers had instead recommended that, subject to various conditions, the windfarm . . . Complete story »

November 17, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Windfarm on Laois Kildare border turned down on appeal from firm that wants to build bigger one near Mountmellick

A Norwegian wind power company that has appealed Laois County Council’s decision to refuse permission for eight big wind turbines has lost a similar appeal to windfarm on the Laois Kildare border. An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision by Kildare County Council to refuse planning permission for a proposed new wind farm for the Monasterevin area on the Laois Kildare border. Ummeras Wind Farm Ltd (Statkraft), which is owned by Norway, proposed to build five 169m high turbines in . . . Complete story »

November 11, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

An Bord Pléanala upholds decision by Council to refuse planning permission for Monasterevin wind farm

An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision by Kildare Co Council to refuse planning permission for a proposed new wind farm for the Monasterevin area. Ummeras Wind Farm Ltd (Statkraft) proposed to build five 169m high turbines in the townlands of Ummeras Beg, Coolatogher, Mullaghroe Lower, Ummeras More and Coolsickin/Quinsborough. Last March, the Council refused the application due to concerns about an Air Corps flight path as well as ecological and road network issues. The refusal was appealed to An . . . Complete story »

October 27, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Shasta Board of Supervisors reject Fountain Wind Project

REDDING, Calif.- Today the Shasta County Board of Supervisors decided to reject the Fountain Wind Project’s appeal to build a wind farm between Burney and Round Mountain in a 4-1 vote. Supervisor Leonard Moty was the only vote against rejecting the proposal. The project was initially rejected in June by the Shasta County Planning Commission in a unanimous 5-0 vote. The company behind the proposal, ConnectGEN changed the scope of the Fountain Wind Project in line with concerns and recommendations . . . Complete story »

October 27, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Controversial wind farm rejected after Shasta supervisors back commission, cite fire risks

Another marathon meeting brought the same result. After more than 10 hours of public comments, Shasta County supervisors voted 4-1 to deny an appeal by a company that wants to build a controversial wind farm in the Intermountain area just west of Burney. Tuesday night’s denial upholds the June 22 unanimous decision by the Shasta County Planning Commission to reject the use permit for the Fountain Wind project. Commissioners heard nearly 10 hours of public testimony before their vote. A . . . Complete story »

October 2, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Permission refused for 150m Offaly wind turbines

Offaly County Council has turned down an application for a 150m high wind turbine on land close to the Tullamore bypass. A Dublin-based company, Natural Forces Renewable Energy Ltd said it was working with a local group, Clonminch Sustainable Energy Community (SEC), to install the 4.2MW turbine in a field owned by John McGrath, Ashfield House, Clonminch. The turbine was to be built 400m from the N52 bypass and the company said the project would be 51% community-owned when complete. . . . Complete story »

August 27, 2021 • KansasPrint storyE-mail story

Cherokee County Commissioners reject wind turbine proposal

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kans. – Wind turbines won’t be coming to Cherokee County anytime soon. At least not if county commissioners have a say in the matter. And they do. A company out of Texas has reached out to the county to gauge interest in leasing land, which would house the turbines. A special meeting was held Thursday morning between commissioners, residents and representatives from the company – RWE in America. They were also joined by Labette and Neosho county commissioners, who voiced . . . Complete story »

August 13, 2021 • KansasPrint storyE-mail story

Reno County wind farm blocked, lawsuit under way

At least one potential wind project in Kansas has been stopped – at least for now. A petition circulated in Reno County last year blocked the issuance of a permit to the company seeking to develop an industrial wind generation facility near Pretty Prairie. The petition required a unanimous vote of the Reno County Commission to move the permit forward, and with a 2-1 vote, effectively killed the permit for the facility. The wind company – Pretty Prairie Wind LLC, a subsidiary . . . Complete story »

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