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November 13, 2018 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Plans for new windfarm at Newton Mearns rejected by Scottish Government reporter

A Scottish Government-appointed reporter has kicked out an appeal to create a new windfarm in Newton Mearns. Moorhouse Windfarm Ltd had an application for six turbines, between Shieldhill Farm and Moor Road, rejected for the third time after aviation chiefs claimed they could lose track of planes over the site. East Renfrewshire Council knocked back the plans in March this year when the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) claimed a windfarm could interfere with their radars in Glasgow and Cumbernauld. . . . Complete story »

November 10, 2018 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Motion to intervene on turbine appeal denied

The Massachusetts Appeals Court rejected a motion to intervene in the court order to shut down Falmouth’s two wind turbines as a nuisance, upholding Barnstable Superior Court Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty II’s decision. “We see no reason to disturb the judge’s ruling,” Associate Justices Peter J. Rubin, Gabrielle R. Wolohojian, and Amy L. Blake wrote in their decision, noting the history of the litigation. “Here, [Judge Moriarty] properly considered that intervention would delay and complicate the final resolution that was . . . Complete story »

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 »

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