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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.

September 1, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Decision to stop wind farm construction near ‘historic’ village upheld

Appeal judges have upheld a decision to stop the construction of a wind farm which would “adversely” affect the natural beauty surrounding a “historic” Scottish village. Lawyers acting for NLEI Ltd have failed to persuade judges at the Inner House of the Court of Session to overturn a ruling made last year by colleague Lord Ericht. The firm originally went to the Edinburgh-based civil court following a decision made by the Scottish Government in January last year. The Scottish Ministers . . . Complete story »

August 27, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Court upholds Lowther Hills wind farm rejection

The refusal of plans for a 30-turbine wind farm in the Lowther Hills has been upheld at the Court of Session. Developers argued an error in law had been made in reaching a decision on the fate of the plans near Wanlockhead. However, judges have now decided that the Scottish government was entitled to reject the scheme. They concluded that although an error in law may have been made it was not material in the ultimate decision to refuse the . . . Complete story »

August 19, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Corsock wind farm rejected amid turbine height concerns

A wind farm in southern Scotland has been rejected amid concerns over the height of the turbines involved. The scheme at Garcrogo Hill and Barmark Hill, near Corsock, would have seen nine turbines up to 200m (650ft) constructed. Developers argued that the scheme could meet the power needs of 38,500 homes and help achieve green energy targets. However, a Scottish government reporter concluded its visual impact would be significant and ruled it could not proceed. Energiekontor UK had appealed against . . . Complete story »

August 6, 2022 • VermontPrint storyE-mail story

Grandpa’s Knob wind project not moving forward

Castleton – A controversial wind project will not go forward, according to an email from the developer to the Select Board, sent Monday. “After careful consideration we will not be moving forward with the Grandpa’s Knob Community Wind project,” stated Sam Carlson, speaking on behalf of Grandpa’s Knob Community Wind in the email. “We would like to thank the Select Board and Planning Commission members for their interest, professionalism and courtesy regarding this project. In addition, we are grateful to the . . . Complete story »

August 5, 2022 • IowaPrint storyE-mail story

MidAmerican cancels wind farm planned for Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, Iowa – MidAmerican has canceled a planned wind farm project in Madison County. The utility company says it canceled the Arbor Hill project, sharing the following statement with KCCI: “After evaluating the changing parameters in Madison County, including the reduction in the number of turbines we could construct as part of the agreement, MidAmerican has determined that we are unable to move forward with the project. “While the project in Madison County won’t proceed, we have proudly partnered with . . . Complete story »

June 29, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

An Bord Pleanála to consent to order quashing its approval for €70m Kildare wind farm

An Bord Pleanála has indicated it will consent to an order quashing its permission for a €70 million wind farm in Co Kildare, the High Court has heard. Local resident Lorraine Quinn and environmental NGO Eco Advocacy CLG brought a judicial review challenge against the board’s approval in September 2020 for the 12-turbine development at Drehid, near Carbury. The court heard on Monday that the board would no longer be contesting the action. Barrister John Kenny said there remained a . . . Complete story »

June 14, 2022 • New BrunswickPrint storyE-mail story

Residents of small N.B. community win 3-year scrap over wind farm

A wind farm project in the coastal community of Anse-Bleue is officially dead after several years of back and forth stemming from resident backlash. The tiny community of 400 people near Caraquet has been fighting the project for more than three years. The project was led by Naveco Power, a renewable energy company in Fredericton. The community has prevailed. “There’s a lot of relief … now the anxiety can stop,” said Anse-Bleue resident Martin Dionne. N.B. Power confirmed that the . . . Complete story »

June 8, 2022 • MexicoPrint storyE-mail story

Indigenous community wins 5-year battle against Oaxaca wind farm

An indigenous community in Oaxaca has won a five-year battle against the construction of a wind farm in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region. The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) canceled contracts that would have allowed the French firm Électricité de France (EDF) to supply it with electricity generated at the Gunaa Sicarú wind park in the municipality of Unión Hidalgo. The cancelation makes the project unviable because private and foreign companies need a partnership with the CFE to get their power . . . Complete story »

May 28, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Middleburgh blocks plan for wind turbines

A proposal to build two soaring 640-foot tall wind turbines in the town of Middleburgh has crash-landed after the town board took action this month. After 10 months of debate and public hearings, the Middleburgh Town Board approved changes to its zoning ordinance on May 12 that will prohibit large-scale wind and solar utility projects. Borrego Energy, a California-based solar energy company, had discussed constructing the five-megawatt wind project on a hilltop farm four miles east of the village of . . . Complete story »

May 21, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity

Planning permission for a new wind farm in Co Wicklow has been refused because of the danger it would pose to military aircraft involved in training and operational flights near the Glen of Imaal. An Bord Pleanála has rejected an appeal by renewable energy firm, ABO Wind Ireland, against the decision of Wicklow County Council to refuse it planning permission for a wind farm consisting of five turbines with a maximum blade tip height of 165 metres across a 60-hectare . . . Complete story »

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