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It does not include restrictive ordinances, moratoria, or bans.

See also: Renewable Energy Rejection Database (U.S.) at American Experiment

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.

February 2, 2023 • FrancePrint storyE-mail story

La justice administrative rejette à nouveau le projet d’éolienne à Ouessant

La cour administrative d’appel de Nantes a rejeté ce mardi la demande d’annulation du refus de la préfecture du Finistère de délivrer à la société Phares un permis de construire pour une éolienne sur l’île d’Ouessant. C’est la troisième fois que cette demande est rejetée. Dans son arrêt, rendu public ce mardi, la cour administrative d’appel de Nantes rejette le recours déposé par le producteur français d’énergies renouvelables Akuo Energy. Dans le cadre du projet Phares (Programme d’hybridation avancée pour . . . Complete story »

January 25, 2023 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Councillors stick to their guns and refuse to lift objection to Strath Oykel Wind Farm despite approach from Scottish Government

North councillors have remained resolute in their decision to raise an objection to a planned Sutherland wind farm. Members of the North Planning Applications Committee were asked by the Scottish Government to reconsider their decision, taken just five months ago, to oppose the proposed Strath Oykel Wind Farm. The move by ministers was made in the light of a new planning policy, National Planning Framework 4, agreed by the Scottish Parliament and set to be adopted at the start of . . . Complete story »

January 21, 2023 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine plans turned down: would have ‘distracted from conservation area’

Plans for three 413-foot high wind turbines which would have “desecrated” the setting of a nearby south Pembrokeshire conservation area have been turned down. The Rhoscrowther Wind Farm Limited application for a three 4.3MW-turbine wind farm on land near Valero, to the east of Rhoscrowther was refused by The Welsh Government by Minister for Climate Change Julie James. It was said to have the potential to generate enough energy to power around 9,450 homes a year for some 35 years. . . . Complete story »

January 11, 2023 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm for North Cork refused planning

A six-turbine windfarm for north Cork has been refused planning permission by Cork County Council. Annagh Wind Farm Limited lodged plans with the Council on December 2, 2021, for planning permission to construct six wind turbines with a blade tip height of 175m at locations in Annagh North, Coolcaum, Fiddane, Cooliney, Rathnacally, Farranshonikeen, Ardnageehy and Clashganniv, County Cork. The turbines would have had a rotor diameter of 150m and a hub height of 100m. Planning was requested for a 10-year . . . Complete story »

November 10, 2022 • MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

Voters defeat Michigan wind energy project, toss supportive officials

Trufant, MI – Rural voters delivered a crushing blow to plans for a 375 megawatt wind farm in mid-Michigan, where several local renewable energy ordinances were defeated across three townships and multiple officials were thrown from office for supporting the project. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, midterm voters resoundingly rejected ordinances enabling the Montcalm Wind project by Apex Clean Energy, a developer attempting to erect 75 turbines on farmland in Montcalm County northeast of Grand Rapids. Zoning ordinances in Maple Valley, Douglass . . . Complete story »

November 9, 2022 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Crawford County voters uphold ban on industrial wind farm, reject Honey Creek Wind project by 3-1 ratio

The room erupted into cheers as Kay Weisenauer read the results to members of Crawford Neighbors United who had gathered at the Crawford County Courthouse on Tuesday night: A referendum vote had upheld a 10-year ban on industrial wind development in Crawford County. In final, unofficial results, Issue 4 had 10,964 “Yes” votes, or 74.54%, and 3.744 “No” votes, or 25.46%, according to the Crawford County Board of Elections. The “Yes” vote on Issue 4 supports the 10-year ban on . . . Complete story »

October 20, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Turbine plan is scrapped

Plans for a 27 turbine scheme at Whiteneuk near Corsock have been ditched. Swedish firm Vattenfall had been working on its proposal for several years and originally wanted to put as many as 35 turbines on the site. However, it has now scrapped the scheme after being unable to get land needed for“an ambitious habitat management scheme”. A spokesman said:“Following detailed assessments, research and engagement with stakeholders, Vattenfall has taken the decision not to progress the project at this time. . . . Complete story »

October 7, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Pobal Gaeltachta sásta le fógra ón mBord Pleanála go bhfuil siad ag tarraingt siar ó chás a bhain le feirm tuirbíní gaoithe

[Gaeltacht community is celebrating since An Bord Pleanála announced they are withdrawing from a case concerning wind turbines sited in Gúgán Barra in County Cork.] Tá pobal Gaeltachta ag ceiliúradh ó d’fhogair an Bord Pleanála go bhfuil siad ag tarraingt siar ó chás a bhain le feirm tuirbíní gaoithe a lonnú i nGúgán Barra i gContae Chorcaí. Bhí cead tugtha ag an mBord tuirbiní móra a lonnú sna sléibhte ansiúd ach bheartaigh Coiste Forbartha Bhéal Átha an Ghaorthaidh an cás . . . Complete story »

October 7, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

No wind farm for Cork’s Gougane Barra as An Bórd Pleanála concedes to Gaeltacht community

A Múscraí community group has won its campaign against a planned wind farm overlooking the Gougane Barra beauty spot in west Cork, it has emerged. The dramatic news came this morning from the legal team of An Bórd Pleanála that the planning body would not be continuing its defence of a legal action brought by Coiste Forbartha Bhéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh contesting the Bord’s decision to overturn a decision by Cork County County Council to refuse a planning application for a . . . Complete story »

October 5, 2022 • SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Domstol avvisar vindkraft i havet utanför Gävle [Court rejects wind project off coast of Gävle]

Mark- och miljödomstolen i Östersund säger nej till en ny vindkraftspark till havs utanför Gävles kust, enligt ett pressmeddelande. Enligt domstolen ska bolaget som står bakom, Svea Vind Offshores, inte uppfyllt miljöbalkens krav i sin tillståndsansökan. Domstolen har därför inte tagit ställning till ansökans innehåll varken avseende antal vindkraftverk eller höjd på vindkraftverken. – Det finns en formell brist i och med att man inte samrått med konkurrenten som redan har tillstånd i närheten, säger Lars-Göran Bennmarker, chefsrådman på mark- . . . Complete story »

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