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The German energy market review June 2020

By Simon Goess Tendering: PV oversubscribed, wind undersubscribedThe results of the tenders for PV and wind of June 2020 are now published. They still indicate a structural difference between PV and wind (source: Federal Network Agency). While the tender for PV received four times more bids than being tendered, the Federal Network Agency was only…

Wind turbine zoning approved; millages pass #MI

By National Wind Watch BRANCH COUNTY – The Sherwood wind turbine zoning ordinance will take effect, approved by township voters, 321 to 157. Branch County Concerned Citizens had mounted a campaign to lobby to create the law and to pass it. A petition to put the proposal to a vote was filed after it was…

Wind turbines on private property a flash point for Iowa lawmakers #IA

By National Wind Watch Three GOP members of a key committee say they plan to block state regulators from expanding their authority to turn over private property for wind energy developments. Some Iowa counties have passed local zoning ordinances restricting where wind turbines may be placed. Critics say those restrictions would be overruled by the…

Wind farms of concern #AUS (letter)

By National Wind Watch I am very concerned about UPC’s Robbins Island and Jims Plains wind farm projects and the environmental and residential impacts these will cause. The EPA who are supposed to ensure Tasmania’s vulnerable wildlife including migratory birds and eagles are cared for and taken into account in any development proposal seem only…

Wind-farm developer ‘moving on to more receptive pastures’ #IL

By National Wind Watch PAXTON – The restrictiveness of proposed new regulations for wind farms in Ford County has led to at least one wind-farm developer pulling its project from the county and looking to build elsewhere, according to Randy Ferguson, chairman of the county board’s zoning committee. Houston-based Pattern Energy Group, developer of the…

Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog: False echoes on radar #IN

By National Wind Watch INDIANAPOLIS – This morning, our radar was picking up reflectivity from the [Meadow Lake] wind farm in Carroll County. Here are some Google maps of the wind farm. If you look closely, you can see the wind turbines running along the farm field and their shadows [click on images to enlarge]….

Wind farm ‘would not respect’ Galloway Hills #SCT

By National Wind Watch A council is being advised to object to plans for a wind farm in the Galloway Hills as they “would not respect” the area’s “special qualities”. Developers want to construct 17 turbines at Shepherd’s Rig near Carsphairn. A report to Dumfries and Galloway Council has advised the local authority to raise…

Duke Energy Renewables now offering wind turbine O&M service

By WPED Staff Duke Energy Renewables is offering a service option to wind energy producers around the United States. An alternative lifting service is now available through Duke Energy Renewable Services, an operator and maintenance provider for third-party wind and solar photovoltaic facilities in the U.S. Traditional wind turbine maintenance requires cranes, a construction zone…

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