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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.


July 21, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Plans for Cahermurphy windfarm rejected

Planning permission for a controversial wind farm in Cahermurphy has been rejected by Clare County Council. Mid Clare Renewable Energy (MCRE) Windfarm Ltd lodged the plans in September for the ten wind turbines with Clare County Council on Friday opting against giving the development the green light. Over 100 submissions were received by the local authority from the public, community groups and elected representatives. Among them were Violet Anne Wynne TD (SF), Senator Timmy Dooley (FF), Senator Roisin Garvey (GP), . . . Complete story »


July 17, 2021 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Council rejects planning permission application for Cahermurphy wind farm

Plans for a controversial wind farm in West Clare have been rejected by Clare County Council. The proposal for the project near Kilmihil had received significant opposition from a number of local residents. Plans for the 10-turbine wind farm were lodged by Mid Clare Renewable Energy Windfarm Ltd in September 2020. They have now been rejected by the local authority. An environmental impact statement lodged with the application had stated that the proposed project would have created 72 jobs and . . . Complete story »


July 1, 2021 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Plans for new wind farm thrown out by councillors amid plane crash fears

Councillors have thrown out plans for another wind farm near Stonehaven voicing fears the giant structures could cause aeroplanes to crash – despite there already being more than 50 turbines in the area. The proposed development of 11 wind turbines, each measuring 135 metres high, went before Aberdeenshire Council’s Kincardine and Mearns area committee. Energy firm ESB submitted the plans for the Craigneil site to the west of Stonehaven, and won the backing of council planners. But councillors raised concerns . . . Complete story »


June 29, 2021 • GreecePrint storyE-mail story

They said ‘no’ to illegal wind turbines

Yesterday the residents of Rethymno sent a loud message to the law-breaking investors in wind energy, preventing the installation of three wind turbines within walking distance from the village of Adraktos in the mountains of the Municipality of Agios Vasileios. From four o’clock in the morning, after being informed that the wind turbines had been unloaded at Souda Port, the residents set up a blockade on the access road, specifically in the Kissou Kampos area. The trucks carrying the wind . . . Complete story »


June 25, 2021 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Republic Wind project dead

After nearly four years of debate, protest and vocal opposition, the Republic Wind LLC application to construct a wind farm facility in Seneca and Sandusky counties has been officially denied by the Ohio Power Siting Board. The board had the authority to either approve or deny a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the wind-powered electric generation facility, but ultimately decided the project was not in the public interest. During a meeting Thursday afternoon, the board voted unanimously . . . Complete story »


June 25, 2021 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Local officials issue joint statement on wind project

COLUMBUS – State Senator Bill Reineke and State Representatives Riordan McClain and Gary Click issued a joint statement on the Ohio Power Siting Board’s denial of the Republic Wind project that had been proposed for Seneca and Sandusky counties. The statement came just over an hour after the OPSB meeting adjourned. All three officials supported the board’s decision to deny Republic Wind LLC’s project proposal, and they listed three reasons why. The first was economic impact – though the officials acknowledged the . . . Complete story »


June 25, 2021 • OhioPrint storyE-mail story

Ohio Power Siting Board says no to Republic Wind Farm project

COLUMBUS – A developer’s plan to build a massive wind field development in Sandusky and Seneca counties got shot down by the Ohio Power Siting Board Thursday, as the agency denied APEX Clean Energy a construction certificate for the proposed Republic Wind Farm project. The proposed wind farm would have included up to 50 wind turbines to be built in Seneca County and a small portion of Sandusky County. It drew widespread opposition in both counties from residents, including groups . . . Complete story »


June 24, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Shasta County denies proposed wind turbine project

Shasta county planning officials unanimously rejected a proposed wind farm, saying its negative impacts would outweigh any environmental benefits. The Fountain Wind Project, proposed by Houston-based Connectgen, would include up to 72 wind turbines in East Shasta County. It was turned down by Shasta County Planning Commissioners at the end of a ten-hour-long meeting Tuesday night, with eight hours of public comment. Paul Hellman is the county director of resource management. He said much of the opposition was from people . . . Complete story »


June 23, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Shasta County Planning Commission denies use permit for controversial wind farm

Bucking a staff recommendation, the Shasta County Planning Commission late Tuesday night unanimously rejected the use permit for a controversial wind farm project planned for the Intermountain area just west of Burney. Commissioners sided with opponents who said the Fountain Wind project’s impact on the environment, the scenery and the potential long-term harm it would do to the area’s economy outweighed the benefits of the massive wind farm. The 5-0 vote capped a marathon meeting that went nearly 10 hours . . . Complete story »


June 21, 2021 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Environment minister rules huge renewable energy hub in WA ‘clearly unacceptable’

A massive renewable energy export development in the Pilbara has been declared “clearly unacceptable” by the federal environment minister due to its impact on threatened migratory species and internationally recognised wetlands. Sussan Ley’s ruling means the proponents of the $50bn Asian renewable energy hub will need to significantly revamp their plans if the development is to go ahead. They argue it could revolutionise the production of hydrogen globally by showing it can be created at an affordable price using solar . . . Complete story »


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