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May 19, 2017 • PennsylvaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm denied; Penn Forest hears final testimony, announces decision

The chairs normally occupied by counsel and employees of Atlantic Wind sat empty as testimony resumed before the Penn Forest Township zoning hearing board on Wednesday night. That did not stop the board from hearing the last of the testimony from the objectors’ last witness and the closing arguments from attorneys Ted Lewis and Bruce Anders. Following the closing statements, the board closed the record on the hearings and took a brief recess to the office of the firehouse, where . . .

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May 19, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Plans ditched for tallest wind turbines in Borders

A bid to build a controversial wind farm near Hawick has been ditched after meeting with widespread public opposition. Hertfordshire-based Renewable Energy Systems sparked a furore in June last year by submitting a planning application for a 13-turbine wind farm at Highlee Hill, near Chesters, on land owned by the Commissioners of the Church of England. What distinguished the bid from the six other wind farms proposed for southern Roxburghshire was that 11 of its turbines were to be 176m . . .

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May 18, 2017 • PennsylvaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Penn Forest denies wind application

Penn Forest had denied the application of Atlantic Wind to build 37 turbines on Bethlehem watershed land in the township. Representatives of Atlantic Wind, claiming that the board’s inaction meant automatic approval, did not show up for the hearing. The board heard testimony from the objectors, recessed and came back with the denial of the application. Check back for updates to this story.

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May 13, 2017 • OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

Federal judge dismisses wind company lawsuit filed against Hinton

A federal judge in Oklahoma City on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the town of Hinton by two wind farm companies affiliated with NextEra Energy Resources LLC. U.S. District Judge Stephen P. Friot ruled on a narrow jurisdictional issue on whether Minco Wind IV LLC and Minco V LLC had the standing to challenge a town ordinance. Hinton’s Board of Trustees adopted an ordinance in January declaring wind project equipment within two miles of the town to be a . . .

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May 3, 2017 • MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

Voters say no to more wind development

HURON COUNTY – Huron County voters said “no” to more wind development Tuesday. The unofficial results of various wind-related referendums in Huron County are as follows: Approval of the Filion wind overlay district for DTE Energy: failed, 36.6 percent to 63.4 percent (1,110 yes to 1,923 no) Approval of the Sherman/Sigel wind overlay district for NextEra Energy Resources LLC: failed, 36.67 percent to 63.33 (1,120 yes to 1,934 no) Approval of Lincoln Township forming its own planning commission: passed, 58.39 percent . . .

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April 29, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Joy as Hoddlesden Moss wind turbines plan withdrawn at 11th hour

Campaigners are celebrating after a controversial plan for three new wind turbines was withdrawn a day before a final decision was due. Applicant Viridis Wind Turbines wanted to erect the 77-metre high structures on Hoddlesden Moss. Blackburn with Darwen Council’s planning officers had recommended the proposal for refusal and it was due to be debated at a meeting last night. However the plan, which had attracted almost 1,400 objections, was withdrawn from the planning process. Planners had received 904 letters . . .

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April 27, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Plan for Radnorshire wind farm rejected

A proposed wind farm near common land in Radnorshire has been rejected by councillors. Hendy Wind Farm Limited was seeking planning permission for seven turbines with blades reaching 110 metres high, on land off the A44 at Llandegley near Llandegley Rhos Common and said it had the support of land owners. The wind farm would have provided electricity for 10,000 homes for 25 years and permission could be renewed after that. But Powys council’s planning committee, meeting at County Hall, . . .

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April 27, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Council turns down Howpark wind farm application

Eastern Berwickshire is at saturation point when it comes to accommodating wind farms. That is the message that Scottish Borders Council’s planning committee will again send to the Scottish Government after it unanimously agreed to reject a bid for eight 100m-high turbines near Howpark farmhouse, a mile from Grantshouse and three miles from Coldingham. The site is a wind farm hotspot, with 22 turbines currently generating power at Drone Hill to the north east and 14 turbines under construction at . . .

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April 26, 2017 • NevadaPrint storyE-mail story

Developer pulls plug on proposed wind farm near Searchlight

After several setbacks in court, a Virginia-based energy developer has pulled the plug on a proposed wind farm near Searchlight. Apex Clean Energy confirmed on Tuesday that it is “no longer actively pursuing the project.” The company’s website shows no developments in Nevada. In an email, Apex spokesman Dahvi Wilson said the company has taken down the towers it was using to collect weather data from the site 60 miles south of Las Vegas. “While we believe the environmental concerns . . .

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April 25, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Laois-Kilkenny wind farm refused after mass objections

Laois County Council has refused permission for a proposed wind farm situated across Laois and Kilkenny following huge opposition from residents of both counties. Pinewood Wind Limited had applied to build 11 wind turbines, each with a maximum height of up to 136.5 metres, and all associated site development and ancillary works, including a 110kV electricity substation. The development would have spanned Knockardugar, Boleybawn, Garrintaggart, Ironmills and Graiguenahown, County Laois. The proposed development was part of a larger development which . . .

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