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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.

November 9, 2022 • GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Zülpich: Flügel von Windrad abgerissen

[A wind turbine was severely damaged in Zülpich on Tuesday night. One blade is completely broken off, a second one only partially attached. Pieces of debris flew several hundred meters. In Zülpich ist in der Nacht auf Dienstag ein Windrad stark beschädigt worden. Ein Flügel ist komplett abgebrochen, ein zweiter hängt nur noch in Teilen an der Kanzel. Wie das passieren konnte, ist noch unklar. Einzelne Trümmerteile flogen mehrere Hundert Meter weit. Der Bereich um das zerstörte Windrad ist weiträumig . . . Complete story »

October 18, 2022 • KansasPrint storyE-mail story

‘I don’t care about their personal choice’: Future of wind farm in Republic County in doubt

The fight over whether to allow a wind farm to move in next door is splitting another Kansas county down the middle. Dozens of families in Republic County are the latest to fight over a proposed NextEra wind farm moving in. Many say they’re worried the 650-foot-tall turbines will hurt their farms and damage their way of life. Some don’t want the farms at all. “I’m not going to stand here and talk about my personal choice to put these . . . Complete story »

October 15, 2022 • GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Windrad brennt an der Müritz

[A wind turbine south of Röbel caught fire on Friday evening. At this height, the fire brigade has no chance: Now it can only burn.] In dieser Höhe hat die Feuerwehr keine Chance: Ein Windrad südlich von Röbel ist am Freitagabend in Flammen geraten. Jetzt kann es nur noch abbrennen. In einem Windpark zwischen den Ortschaften Jaebetz und Freyenstein nahe der Landesgrenze zwischen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und Brandenburg in der Müritz-Region ist am Freitagabend ein Windrad in Brand geraten. Das Feuer in . . . Complete story »

October 6, 2022 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Second wind turbine razed, marking end of Falmouth renewable energy project

The second Falmouth wind turbine came crashing down on Wednesday morning. The boom from the crash sounded like thunder. There were very few onlookers. The town did not share information about the date and time of the demolition publicly to avoid having a large crowd gather, according to Peter Johnson-Staub, who is the acting town manager. Barry Funfar, who lives about 1,500 feet from the turbine, was able to watch the structure come down from his rooftop deck. Although Funfar . . . Complete story »

September 27, 2022 • MassachusettsPrint storyE-mail story

Video captures massive wind turbine demolition in Falmouth

Two wind turbines owned by the Town of Falmouth were to be demolished after they were ordered to be taken down following legal action taken by people who live there. Video [at the source] shows the moment one of the turbines was demolished. SKY7HD also captured the massive wind turbine laying on its side after being demolished. The second wind turbine is set to be brought down on Monday, October 3. The two 1.65-megawatt wind turbines were installed in 2010 . . . Complete story »

September 6, 2022 • KansasPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines a concern for some in Harvey County

The Harvey County regional planning commission is set to review and approve criteria for a commercial renewable energy project. The project is trying to bring renewable energy to the county, which includes building wind turbines to zoned areas. For some people living in the county, they say they’re not happy about the wind turbines. “I could list you a lot of things that are concerns that people aren’t aware of,” Kenneth Umholtz, who lives on a farm in Harvey County, . . . Complete story »

July 23, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

‘It just disintegrated’: Lightning strike sparks massive wind turbine fire in North Texas

CROWELL, Texas – A lightning storm caused quite a shocking scene after it zapped a massive wind turbine in North Texas, setting it ablaze before it came tumbling down. Shortly after being struck, the wind turbine continued to spin, sending the flames in a loop and leaving rings of smoke behind. Videos of the fire were captured Friday and were posted to Twitter by Chris Lopez. You can watch this in the video player above. There's a big lightning storm . . . Complete story »

July 14, 2022 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Peat slide at Viking’s Mid Kames site but SSE says ‘area is safe’

A Sustainable Shetland campaigner has expressed concerns after a peat slide at Viking’s Mid Kames site last week. A video, which can be viewed in full below, has emerged of the slip at the Mid Kames on Monday, 4th July. SSE confirmed the slip and said it was now investigating to find out how it happened. But it assured the public that the area “is safe” and that the peat had been pulled back into position. But Frank Hay, of . . . Complete story »

March 27, 2022 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Texas tornado takes down wind turbines

The wind was too strong. Meteorologist Payton Malone shared a photo on social media that shows the impact a Texas tornado had on several wind turbines this week. Texas reported 18 tornados this week as a line of storms pushed through and apparently, one of the tornados in North Texas took out the turbines. As you can see here, the turbines were no match for winds that were estimated to be well over 130 mph. For the last couple of . . . Complete story »

March 15, 2022 • North DakotaPrint storyE-mail story

Basin Electric fells decommissioned wind turbine near Minot

The 154-ton wind tower hit the ground south of Minot with a loud boom as traffic whizzed by on nearby U.S. Highway 83 Monday. It was the planned and coordinated demolition of one of the oldest wind towers in North Dakota to feed the electrical grid.  A demolition crew from Minnesota began working Monday morning to set up cables and cut into the blue tower pedestal, using the “chop and drop” method to eventually bring the tower down like falling . . . Complete story »

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