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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 are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

January 20, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Bord refuses wind farm

An Bord Pleanála has upheld a decision by Kerry County Council to refuse a wind farm in Ballylongford. The Ballylongford Windfarm Group had applied to Kerry County Council to construct eight wind turbines at Aghanagran Lower and surrounding townlands in Ballylongford; each with a ground-to-blade tip height of 126.5 m. Kerry County Council refused permission last year, a decision that was appealed to the Bord by the Ballylongford Windfarm Group on December 4 last. However, An Bord informed the appellant . . . Complete story »

January 18, 2019 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Proposed north Kerry windfarm refused planning

A windfarm proposed for north Kerry, near the Shannon estuary, has been refused planning permission, on grounds of its potential adverse impact on the environment. An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision of Kerry Co Council not to sanction the development of eight wind turbines outside the village of Ballylongford. The Ballylongford Windfarm Group, which consists of 11 landowners and a Dublin-based forestry company, The Third Irish Forestry Fund, had hoped to build the 25.6-megawatt windfarm in the townlands of . . . Complete story »

January 16, 2019 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

2 turbines will not spin again in Falmouth

FALMOUTH – The two town-owned wind turbines whose operation bitterly divided the community for years will never spin again in Falmouth. In a vote that put an end to the eight-year turbine debate, four of five selectmen supported a motion at their meeting Monday night not to allow the pair to run within town borders. Selectman Samuel Patterson abstained. Selectman Douglas Jones made the motion. “I have no interest in having these turbines run in Falmouth ever again,” Jones said. Wind . . . Complete story »

January 16, 2019 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Selectmen: Wind turbines won’t operate in Falmouth

The wind turbines at the Falmouth wastewater treatment plant site will not operate within the town again. “I’ve been dealing with this issue for many, many years and I have no interest in having anything to do with these turbines run in the town of Falmouth again,” Selectman Douglas H. Jones said at the board’s meeting on Monday, January 14. Mr. Jones said the the wind turbines were installed to generate clean energy. “If they can run 24 hours a . . . Complete story »

January 15, 2019 • Blogs, MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Falmouth wind project finally finished

Falmouth Massachusetts – The town that once was host to Governor Deval Patrick’s flagship wind energy project on Cape Cod and the Islands pronounced the Falmouth turbines dead. Four Falmouth Selectmen chose not to relocate either of its two V82 wind turbines to any other site within town. &Only one board member abstained from voting … due likely to his term soon ending and re-election strategy requiring schmoozing the predominate “green-minded” voter precincts in Woods Hole. Since March 2010, when . . . Complete story »

January 10, 2019 • PennsylvaniaPrint storyE-mail story

CPV withdraws interest in windmill project on Laurel Ridge

Competitive Power Ventures no longer plans to pursue a project to install windmills on Laurel Ridge in Upper Yoder Township. The Maryland-based company had reached a lease agreement with Greater Johnstown Water Authority to explore the possibility of placing up to eight turbines on the mountain. But the company never officially signed the document. On Thursday, during a regular monthly GJWA meeting, the authority and state Rep. Frank Burns, D-72nd District, a critic of the project, said they both independently . . . Complete story »

January 10, 2019 • OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

U.S. Supreme Court leaves Osage County wind developments in doubt

With the U.S. Supreme Court refusing to hear a case against an 8,400-acre project west of Pawhuska, the future of wind development in Osage County seems clouded. Five years ago, after previous legal efforts failed to stop construction, the federal government filed a lawsuit arguing that massive wind turbines interfered with the Osage Nation’s mineral rights and that wind developers should have obtained permits from the tribe before building the project. A federal district court dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that . . . Complete story »

January 9, 2019 • North DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Burleigh County commissioners vote no on turbines in Morton Township

BISMARCK N.D. – A controversial wind farm project in Morton Township in southern Burleigh County has been denied. County commissioners voted tonight to reject the 30 applications for turbines in the municipality. Nearly a month after a public hearing on the issue, Burleigh County commissioners made the decision to turn down the special permit applications for wind turbines in Morton Township, and the decision was met with enthusiasm from the crowd. “Wind is okay but this was a bad place . . . Complete story »

January 8, 2019 • North DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

County commission denies permits for Burleigh-Emmons Wind Farm

The Burleigh County Commission voted 4-1 Monday to deny special use permits in Morton Township for the proposed Burleigh-Emmons Wind Farm, as recommended by the county planning and zoning board. Prior to the vote, the commission considered sending the matter back to planning and zoning, as requested by Pure New Energy USA, the company proposing to develop the 70-turbine wind farm in southern Burleigh and northern Emmons counties. “I think this has gone on long enough … I just don’t . . . Complete story »

January 8, 2019 • North DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm proposal dealt another blow

Bismarck – The proposal to build a wind farm in Southern Burleigh and Northern Emmons County was dealt another blow this evening. It was another packed house during Monday evening’s meeting of the Burleigh County Commission. But in the end…those wearing the red shirts were the ones who walked out of the Bismarck City/County building with their heads held high. “Commissioner Jones?, Yes, Armstrong?, Aye, Woodcox?, Yes, Puluso, Yes, Bitner, No.” “Motion Carries” That was the vote Monday evening by . . . Complete story »

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