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Wind energy gets some ‘blow back’ #NE

By National Wind Watch Supporters of wind energy in Northeast Nebraska might feel like they are going against the wind after action taken Monday in two counties. The Pierce County board of commissioners delayed action on new wind energy regulations. Instead, commissioners extended an existing moratorium on receiving any wind farm applications that was scheduled…

Ontario lost up to $1.2 billion selling clean energy: engineers #ON

By National Wind Watch Ontario lost between $732 million and $1.25 billion over the past two years selling surplus clean electricity outside the province, an analysis by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) estimates. That’s the difference between what Ontario agreed to pay to produce nuclear, water, wind and solar power, and the bargain…

Wind farms: Farmers making a noise of their own #AUS

By National Wind Watch Hawkesdale farmer Paul Lewis says noise from Macarthur wind farm, five kilometres from his home, wakes him up at night. Despite complaining to wind farm operator AGL and his local council “nobody will do anything about it”, he says. “No one can do anything to really address the problems with existing…

Wind farm permits approved #KS

By National Wind Watch County commissioners approved conditional use permits Monday for Diamond Vista, a wind energy project proposed in northern Marion County, after a large crowd forced the meeting to move to a larger room. With people spilling out of commission chambers in the courthouse lobby, the meeting temporarily moved to the courtroom to…

Madison G&E gets green light for its largest wind farm to date

By Paul Dvorak Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) today received approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to construct, own and operate a 66-megawatt (MW) wind farm near Saratoga, Iowa. The approximately $107 million project will be MGE’s largest wind farm to date—delivering energy to power approximately 47,000 homes. Today’s decision by the…

Wind Energy Feels the Force of World Markets

Vestas Wind Systems A/S lost about a fifth of its stock market value after the Danish company said it was squeezing less profit out of sales of equipment and services compared with a year ago because of increased competition. Before last week’s plunge, the shares had risen 15 percent this year. Read Full Article Here…

Cheney’s silent spring #WY

By National Wind Watch Cheney’s amendment attacks the very foundations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. If adopted, it would expose millions of birds to heightened risk of death from waste pits, electrical transmission lines, contaminated water, wind turbines and a myriad of other threats that are “incidental to the presence or operation” of industrial…

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