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Wind turbines don’t make good neighbors #MA

By National Wind Watch Two wind turbines were put up in the town where I live in close financial collaboration with the state. The neighbors only found out when the land was cleared on Veterans Day 2011. At that time the project was so far advanced that there was little the neighbors could do to…

50Hertz Looking for Baltic Sea Rescue Helicopter

By Offshore Wind German transmission system operator 50Hertz has invited tenders for the provision of a helicopter, including aeronautical and medical crew, for potential emergency and rescue situations involving employees on offshore platforms, wind turbines and vessels located in the Baltic Sea. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Offshore Wind » News by…

Wind turbines removed from One Government Center #OH

By National Wind Watch The four column-type wind turbines on top of One Government Center downtown – which were supposed to supplement the building’s energy use but instead sat idle for years – were finally removed at the taxpayers expense. It cost taxpayers $68,000 to remove the four turbines from the 22-story, state-owned building, said…

Wind energy scam #SD

By National Wind Watch I attended the PUC meeting in Clark Wednesday on the Crocker Wind Farm. The developer that mixed up the Kool Aid for the proponents did a great job. Studying this wind energy scam for seven years, I have seen how the developers give them all the same coaching for their speeches….

Measure delivers faster wind-turbine inspection with new drone inspection services

By Michelle Froese Measure, a provider of drone services to enterprise customers, has added turnkey wind-farm inspection capabilities to its portfolio of aerial data collection solutions. Wind-farm operators can now outsource preventive maintenance inspections to Measure’s drone pilots and data analysts for fast, accurate, safe, and timely problem identification. The service is designed to help…

Wind farm exceeded blade size, say Waterford residents #IRL

By National Wind Watch Planning regulation and inspection around windfarms is expected to come under further scrutiny following claims that a windfarm in Co Waterford was built with larger blades than allowed for. The Barnafaddock wind in Ballyduff Upper consists of 11 turbines, for which eight were granted permission to include blades of 90m in…

Wind turbine vote #IA

By National Wind Watch The plot thickens! Thursday, Sept. 7, I had a letter in the Reporter questioning the role of the county attorney in our battle to convince the board of supervisors to increase the separation distance of a wind turbine from other peoples property. I ran into her at the fair and asked…

Yarmouth wind energy project on backburner #NS

By National Wind Watch St. John’s-based Beothuk Energy’s proposed $4-billion offshore wind energy development for the southern tip of Nova Scotia is on the backburner two years after it was unveiled. It was supposed to be a boon for Yarmouth’s economy. A 200-km undersea high-voltage transmission line, dubbed the Can-Am Link, was to connect the…

Wind farms loom as ballot box issue #AUS

By National Wind Watch Seven years ago, in my first column in this series, I wrote of how wind farms were causing much angst in the bush. The column was written less than a week after Julia Gillard became the nation’s first female Prime Minister and days after the federal Renewable Energy Target was legislated,…

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