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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.


March 8, 2022 • GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Windkraftanlage in Güstow gesprengt

Schon seit Mitte Januar sind die Windkraftanlagen des Typs Nordex bei Güstow stillgelegt. Nun wurde ein im Bau befindlicher Turm gesprengt. Am vergangenen Freitag erschreckte eine Detonation die Güstower. Ohne die Öffentlichkeit zu informieren, wurde der fast fertige Turm einer Windkraftanlage gesprengt. „Für uns Einwohner von Güstow war die Detonation schon zu merken”, sagte Ortsvorsteher Felix Teichner (AfD). „Gerade in der zurzeit schwierigen weltpolitischen Lage hätten die Anwohner informiert werden müssen.” Auf Anfrage beim Betreiber der Windenergieanlagen, der Denker & . . . Complete story »


March 8, 2022 • GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Erneut Flügel von Windrad abgebrochen – Gutachten steht noch aus

Aus bislang unbekannter Ursache ist in der Wilstermarsch (Kreis Steinburg) erneut ein Teil eines Windradflügels abgebrochen. Dabei wurde die Anlage laut Betreibergesellschaft erst vor wenigen Monaten gewartet. In einem Windpark in der Wilstermarsch ist schon wieder ein Teil von einem Windrad abgebrochen und heruntergefallen. Das hat am Dienstag der Betreiber bestätigt, die Windpark Landscheide GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG Renditefonds. Das defekte Teil flog nach Schilderungen eines Anwohners rund 100 Meter weit, bevor es auf dem Boden in der Nähe . . . Complete story »


March 1, 2022 • NebraskaPrint storyE-mail story

Hundreds of old wind turbine blades in field near Sidney, NE

Rows of wind turbine blades cut up and sitting in a field just south of Sidney, Nebraska. Two-hundred of them. In the background, turbines just across the border in Colorado where blade disposal is banned at the nearby Logan County Landfill. “Colorado has decreed that they shall not be buried. Somewhere they have to go,” said State Sen. Tom Brewer. Brewer doesn’t want the blades buried or stored in Nebraska either. He introduced LB 775. It would ban their disposal . . . Complete story »


February 15, 2022 • IrelandPrint storyE-mail story

Míshástacht faoi fheirm ghaoithe in aice le Guagán Barra

[Dissatisfaction with wind farm near Guagán Barra, Co. Cork] Tá daoine i nGaeltacht Mhúscraí ag féachaint an féidir leo dúshlán ardchúirte a thabhairt i gcoinne fheirm ghaoithe, luach €30m atá á beartú in aice le Guagán Barra, Co. Chorcaí, ceann de na láithreacha oidhreachta is aitheanta sa tír. Tugann na míllte duine sa bhliain idir shluaite cnocadóireachta, thurasóireachta agus oilithreachta cuairt ar Ghuagán Barra in iarthar an chontae. Tá cead tugtha ag an Bhord Pleanála go dtógfaí 7 dtuirbín 178.5 . . . Complete story »


February 11, 2022 • GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Sturm reißt offenbar Flügel eines Windrades in der Wilstermarsch ab

[Storm apparently tore the blade off a wind turbine in the Wilstermarsch] Noch ist nicht zu 100 Prozent geklärt, ob das Sturmtief vom vergangenen Wochenende Schuld war. Vermutlich war aber die Kraft des Windes tatsächlich zu stark – bei Brunsbüttel stürzte ausgerechnet der Flügel eines Windrades in die Tiefe. Die Reste des glasfaserverstärkten Kunststoffes und lange Schrauben ragen dort in die Luft, wo eigentlich der komplette Flügel eines Windrades montiert sein sollte. Doch der liegt zerbrochen auf dem Acker. Rund . . . Complete story »


January 4, 2022 • New YorkPrint storyE-mail story

More wind turbines coming to Lewis County

Get ready to see more wind turbines popping up in Lewis County. The wind project, called Number Three Wind, just finished its construction financing phase. A representative for Invenergy, the developer of the project, says the construction phase will employ more than 300 locals. So far, roads have been paved and concrete has been put down to support the turbines when they arrive this spring. The 104-megawatt project, when it’s completed in late 2022, will power around 60,000 homes across . . . Complete story »


August 30, 2021 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Photos, video show train slamming into semi-truck hauling wind turbine blade in Luling

LULING, Texas – Videos and pictures are circulating on social media, displaying a harmful crash in Luling involving a train and a semi-truck that was hauling a wind turbine blade. The metropolis of Luling is nearly an hour away from San Antonio, and 25 miles west of Seguin. The crash occurred Sunday afternoon after the semi-truck was seemingly stopped on the railroad tracks on Highway 183 for an unknown motive. Just moments later, the railroad crossing gate’s arms got here . . . Complete story »


August 30, 2021 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

Train blasts through truck carrying wind turbine propeller through Luling

BEXAR COUNTY (KTSA News) – A Union Pacific train crashed into a truck hauling a wind turbine propeller in Luling Sunday afternoon. Witness videos show the truck was turning north onto Magnolia Avenue from Pierce Street to continue its journey along U.S. 183 through the town at around 2:40 p.m. Sunday. Caleb Brandon, via Facebook The truck appeared to be stopped on the tracks as it was navigating the turn. Witness video shows the railroad crossing arms then start lowering onto . . . Complete story »


August 30, 2021 • TexasPrint storyE-mail story

VIDEO: Train crashes into 18-wheeler with wind turbine blade attached

LULING, Texas – An 18-wheeler pulling a wind turbine blade rolled over after being struck by a train in Luling on Sunday. Union Pacific officials said the train collided with the 18-wheeler around 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of U.S. 90 and U.S. 183. The Luling Police Department said the Northern Lights Specialized Transport truck was partially across the railroad track when it was struck by the train. The truck and trailer were overturned. Police said the trailer split, and . . . Complete story »


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 »


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