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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.


June 27, 2017 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Yarmouth cuts ties with Cape Wind

Yarmouth selectmen have terminated the town’s contract with Cape Wind, effectively confirming that, as far as the town is concerned, the offshore wind energy project is dead. Yarmouth selectmen and Cape Wind in 2003 entered into a Host Community Agreement, amended in 2007, in which Cape Wind was granted access to a portion of Englewood Beach in West Yarmouth, “as the transmission site for power to be generated in Nantucket Sound.” Since then, Cape Wind has been buffeted by opponents . . .

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June 27, 2017 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Laois councillors vote narrowly to make Laois a no go area for wind turbines

Laois County Council is on a collision course with a Government Minister over wind turbines after voting to effectively ban wind energy from the county. County councillors have voted by a narrow margin to include a so-called ‘red zone map’ for turbine development in the new Laois County Development Plan. This map designates no area of Laois as suitable for wind energy generation. A majority of councillors voted against a yellow map which included designated areas of Laois for turbines. . . .

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June 24, 2017 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Court ruling forces shut down of second turbine

Falmouth Board of Selectmen halted operation of the town’s second wind turbine Tuesday, June 20, after a Barnstable County Superior Court judge deemed the town-owned power source a nuisance. Members met in emergency session around 6 PM after learning Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty II affirmed the Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals’ position on turbines Wind 1 and Wind 2, said Town Manager Julian M. Suso. They will meet again in executive session, closed to the public, on Monday, June 26, . . .

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June 22, 2017 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Falmouth powers down second wind turbine following court ruling

Falmouth Board of Selectmen ordered the halt of the operation of a controversial wind turbine after a Barnstable County Superior Court judge Tuesday, June 20, deemed the town-owned power source a nuisance. Members met in emergency session around 6 PM after learning Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty II affirmed the Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals’ position on turbines Wind 1 and Wind 2, said Town Manager Julian M. Suso. They will meet again in executive session—closed to the public—on Monday, June . . .

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June 21, 2017 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Falmouth ordered to shut down turbines

BARNSTABLE – A Barnstable Superior Court judge on Tuesday ordered the town of Falmouth to shut down two town-owned wind turbines. Judge Cornelius Moriarty issued his decision at about 4:30 p.m. in the case which pitted the town against its own Zoning Board of Appeals and a neighbor of the turbines. The Board of Selectmen had appealed a decision by the zoning board that found the turbines are a nuisance. In an emergency meeting Tuesday night, selectmen instructed the town manager . . .

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June 20, 2017 • MarylandPrint storyE-mail story

PSC denies certificate for Dan’s Mountain wind farm

CUMBERLAND – The Maryland Public Service Commission has sided with a public utility law judge’s order denying a wind-power developer’s request to construct a 17-turbine wind farm on Dan’s Mountain, effectively killing the project. In a 16-page document released Friday, the PSC affirmed an order issued by Chief Public Utility Law Judge Terry J. Romine in January. The PSC denied Dan’s Mountain Wind Force’s request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity as well as any other outstanding requests or . . .

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June 20, 2017 • WalesPrint storyE-mail story

Court of Appeal overturns Welsh wind turbine approval

The Court of Appeal has overturned a planning permission for a single wind turbine on a farm in Wales, after ruling that its impact on a nearby listed church had been ignored. Farmer Colin Bagley erected the 41.8-metre high turbine at Upper Pengarth, Llandeilo Graban, near Builth Wells, last year. Powys County Council had granted planning consent for the turbine in May 2015. But now its future is in doubt after Appeal Court judges in London overturned the permission and . . .

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June 14, 2017 • TennesseePrint storyE-mail story

Apex Energy suspends its wind farm plans; Hotly-contested project put on hold “indefinitely”

There’s joy in Mudville tonight! Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) received word late last week that Apex Energy has announced it has suspended its proposed Crab Orchard Wind Turbine project indefinitely. “Based on current market conditions and the project’s fundamental qualities, “ we have decided not to make this significant investment at this time,” Apex said in a statement. “Our work on the Crab Orchard Wind project will be therefore suspended until market conditions change to make the project more . . .

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June 13, 2017 • TennesseePrint storyE-mail story

CO Wind project suspended

The controversial wind turbine project planned for eastern Cumberland County has been suspended by the developer. Apex Clean Energy announced the decision Friday afternoon. “Based on current market conditions and the project’s fundamental qualities, we have decided not to make this significant investment at this time,” Harry Snyder, development manager, wrote. “Our work on the Crab Orchard Wind project will be therefore suspended until market conditions change to make the project more competitive.” The estimated $100 million project was first . . .

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June 10, 2017 • TennesseePrint storyE-mail story

Apex suspends Crab Orchard Wind project

The controversial wind turbine project planned for eastern Cumberland County has been suspended by the developer. Apex Clean Energy announced the decision Friday afternoon. “Based on current market conditions and the project’s fundamental qualities, we have decided not to make this significant investment at this time,” Harry Snyder, development manager, wrote. “Our work on the Crab Orchard Wind project will be therefore suspended until market conditions change to make the project more competitive.” The estimated $100 million project was first . . .

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