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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 9, 2021 • MichiganPrint storyE-mail story

New nonprofit formed to fight proposed turbine project

At Wednesday night’s Stanton Township board meeting, the Guardians of the Keweenaw Ridge introduced themselves, and asked to play a role in shaping ordinances that would regulate a proposed wind farm development from Circle Power. Guardians member James Mihelcic says he is not opposed to alternative energy efforts at the residential level, such as solar panels or improved insulation, but commercial grade developments are a different matter. Mihelcic said Wednesday’s meeting was important to inform the board of the Guardians’ . . . Complete story »


June 5, 2021 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

Cleanup underway after drilling mishap in Cherry Creek

CHERRY CREEK – A “frac-out” from a drilling line tied to the Cassadaga Wind Project caused a heavy flow of mud to sweep over Farrington Hollow Road late last week. Cleanup, which is controlled by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, has been taking place on the site to alleviate the problem as quickly as possible. A representative from the DEC said an evaluation of the incident is ongoing. “The DEC takes water quality issues seriously and immediately responded to evaluate . . . Complete story »


April 25, 2021 • OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine struck by lighting, catches fire

A wind farm turbine in Johnson County caught fire, after it was struck by lighting during Friday night’s storms. The turbine in Mill Creek stood over two miles east of the nearest road, Highway 1, but caused no danger to the public. Emergency management responders say it was struck by lightning just after midnight and took responders nearly three hours to put out. Officials say the turbine is completely destroyed, and will cost anywhere between $2 to 5 million to . . . Complete story »


April 25, 2021 • OklahomaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine catches fire in Johnston County

A wind turbine ignited in flames in Johnston County. The fire erupted on the wind turbine Friday night near Mill Creek. Johnston County Emergency Management shared with KFOR the below photos of the fiery wind turbine. Authorities believe the fire may have been caused by a lightning strike. Complete story »


April 18, 2021 • Opinions, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

The unsettling truth about green energy, with Mark Mills

Bill Walton: Welcome to the Bill Walton Show. I’m Bill Walton. It seems like there’s an ever-increasing number of people who have super strong opinions about science, technology, the environment, energy issues, on and on. Keystone Pipeline, blackout in Texas, artificial intelligence, green energy, trade with China, lost manufacturing jobs. The problem is that most people, including me, don’t have the background or knowledge to reach good answers, and so we’re left with these policy issues pretty much a mess . . . Complete story »


December 30, 2020 • PennsylvaniaPrint storyE-mail story

Windmill on fire near Mahanoy City Monday afternoon

Fire crews are responding to a windmill on fire near Mahanoy City. Just after 2:45pm, emergency personnel from Mahanoy City and Mahanoy Township were called to the windmill farm along Brandonville Road, Mahanoy Township for a windmill on fire. The black smoke from the fire could be seen as far as Frackville with Schuylkill County 911 reporting that they received multiple calls on it. Emergency personnel are at the scene and will let the fire burn out on it’s own . . . Complete story »


December 23, 2020 • Finland, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Another blade damaged and fallen in the Metsälä wind facility (in Finnish)

Metsälän tuulivoimapuistossa on toisesta tuuliturbiinista pudonnut vaurioitunut lapa maahan [Still from video by Kai Ylikoski:] Metsälän tuulivoimapuistossa Kristiinankaupungissa on eilen sattunut toinen siiven rikkoutuminen, mikä on johtanut sen putoamiseen. Vastaava tapaus on käynyt aiemmin 5.9.2020. Kummankaan tapahtuman tarkasta syystä tai tapahtumaketjusta ei ole vielä tarkkaa selvyyttä. Tapahtuneen tutkintaa on hidastanut konehuoneen katolle jääneiden rikkoutuneiden osien muodostama putoamisriski. Lähiviikkoina paikalle saadaan nosturi, jonka avulla voimalan konehuoneen katto voidaan puhdistaa putoamisvaarassa olevista kappaleista. Tämän jälkeen tutkinnassa päästään enteenpäin. Vaurioituneiden voimaloiden lisäksi kaikkien . . . Complete story »


November 23, 2020 • SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

Unika bilderna från Jörn: Gigantiska kraftverket ligger i spillror

[Unique pictures from Jörn: giant wind turbine in ruins – A wind turbine on Aldermyrberget outside Jörn collapsed to the ground on Sunday night. SVT’s Tommy Forsgren filmed with drones at the accident site on Monday.] SVT:s reporter på plats filmade under måndagen med drönare på olycksplatsen, där vindkraftverket på Aldermyrberget utanför Jörn rasade till marken natten mot söndag. Se bilder från luften i klippet. [See video at source.] Complete story »


November 16, 2020 • Ireland, Northern IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Sciorradh láibe i dtuaisceart Dhún na nGall

[Mudslide in north Donegal – A great number of fish in the Mornebeg River could be in danger.] D’fhéadfadh cuid mhór iasc a bheith i mbaol in Abhainn na Moirne Bige i gCo Dhún na nGall de bharr sciorradh láibe a tharla ansin. I gceantar na Míne Boige i ndeisceart an chontae a tharla an sciorradh seo tar éis do chlaíocha móna tabhairt uathu in aice le sruthán a ritheann isteach san abhainn. Tuairiscítear go bhfuil feirm éisc sa chomharsanacht i . . . Complete story »


November 16, 2020 • Ireland, Northern IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Watch: thousands of tonnes of peat and trees slide downstream in Donegal

Thousands of tonnes of bog and trees have moved downstream at Meenbog, Co Donegal, following a bogslide in the area, which local action groups are attributing to work on a wind farm. The Finn Valley Wind Action Group has said continuing work on the wind farm has triggered the peat slide and has resulted thousands of tonnes of peat and trees to slide into a burn known locally as the Shruhangarve burn (which separates counties Donegal and Tyrone) and into . . . Complete story »


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