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November 9, 2018 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Company scraps plan for county wind farm

ROCKFORD – Apex Clean Energy is scrapping plans for a proposed 450-megawatt wind farm in southern Van Wert and northern Mercer counties, with company officials saying current state policies have created unnecessary barriers. Dahvi Wilson, ACE’s vice president of public affairs, wrote in a statement to the newspaper that the state’s policies have made their continued investment in Ohio a “highly risky proposition.” Amendments made to the state’s budget in 2014 created “one of the nation’s strictest wind-turbine setback laws, . . . Complete story »

November 8, 2018 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines disappear; Fairbank neighbors cheer

FAIRBANK – Joyce Kerns noticed a familiar sound when the large industrial wind turbine built near her backyard was shut down in July. “It was so nice to hear the birds chirping again,” she said. Kerns and many of her neighbors are celebrating this week as a group of wind energy companies are in the process of dismantling three 450-foot towers built in 2015 just east of the Fairbank city limits. “I’m thrilled,” Kerns said. “The constant whoosh, whoosh, whoosh sound . . . Complete story »

October 27, 2018 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Apex Clean Energy disinvests in Long Prairie Wind Farm

VAN WERT – In a letter sent to the Van Wert County Commissioners, John Arehart of Apex Clean Energy, Inc. announced that Apex would be disinvesting from the Long Prairie Wind project. “We have made the difficult decision to conclude our pursuit of the Long Prairie Wind project in Van Wert and Mercer Counties,” said Arehart in the letter. “The current policy environment in Ohio, which creates unnecessary market barriers for wind energy, has made our investment in the state . . . Complete story »

October 4, 2018 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Windfarm plan rejected at scenic site

A windfarm plan for one of the “most scenic” landscapes in East Ayrshire has been turned down. Developers wanted to erect seven turbines only 1.3km from New Cumnock on a sheep farm. Innogy Renewables offered the New Cumnock community the chance to invest 15 per cent in the venture at a cost of £3.8 million. Councillors rejected the 135m tall turbine bid at the East Ayrshire planning committee Friday (September 28) after officers recommended its refusal. A council report said . . . Complete story »

September 29, 2018 • MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

Uninamous vote puts hold on wind turbine projects in Monitor Township

Hundreds packed Monitor Township hall Monday night for a chance to voice their opposition to allowing a wind turbine farm development to move forward. Complete story »

September 21, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

RES Americas cancels 600 MW wind project in Indiana

Dive Brief: RES Americas has pulled the plug on a 600 MW wind farm in Indiana, citing “interconnection issues.” The wind project became a center of controversy in Cass and Miami counties where the project was sited and where some landowners were looking forward to tax revenues and lease payments from the wind farm. Other residents of the counties opposed the project for the effect it would have on their property even if they were not hosting a wind turbine. . . . Complete story »

September 20, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy company kills project in Miami Co.

PERU – A controversial proposed wind farm in Miami County is officially off the table after the company announced Tuesday it was no longer pursuing the project. Renewable Energy Systems, an international company with U.S. headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, had proposed bringing 75 turbines to the northern part of the county as part of a 600-megawatt wind generation development in Miami and Cass counties. But RES said Tuesday it is no longer pursuing the project and will take action to . . . Complete story »

September 20, 2018 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Crofting Commission rules out townships’ wind aspirations

Crofters in Lewis have had development applications for wind farms on their common grazings rejected this week by the Crofting Commission. The news was revealed in a statement by the Stornoway Trust, who welcomed the long awaited decision from the Crofting Commission, not to consent the Section 50B application submitted by the Grazing Committees of Melbost and Branahuie, Sandwick East Street, and Sandwick North Street. In the judgment issued to each applicant, who had sought consent to establish wind turbines . . . Complete story »

September 19, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Company no longer pursuing wind turbines in Cass, Miami counties

An international renewable energy company is no longer considering bringing wind turbines to northern Cass County. Renewable Energy Systems, or RES, which has a U.S. headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, was behind the Harvest Wind Energy project. It aimed to bring a 600-megawatt wind generation development to Cass and Miami counties. RES stated in a media announcement Tuesday that it is no longer pursuing the project and that it will take action to accomplish the withdrawal immediately. “Technical circumstances for the . . . Complete story »

September 11, 2018 • IndianaPrint storyE-mail story

Commissioners don’t approve Roaming Bison proposals

Montgomery County Commissioners turned down proposals from a wind energy group after expressing too many concerns and a number of questions at their meeting Monday. A crowd of supporters and opposers packed the Crawfordsville City Council chambers to hear commissioners discuss a series of proposed agreements from Roaming Bison Wind, LLC which is a Montgomery County project of Apex Clean Energy. This comes two months after commissioners made changes to the county’s wind ordinance reducing the noise produced by wind . . . Complete story »

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