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Who pays the bill when renewable energy gets old? #CAN

By National Wind Watch Wandering about Essex and Kent counties you may be struck by the number of abundant wind turbines and even an aggregation of solar panels. These structures provide renewable energy. However, how much attention is being paid to end of life for the wind turbines and solar panels? Wind turbines are mechanical…

Wind turbines a ‘threat’ to endangered Scots birds of prey #SCT

By National Wind Watch Some 33 raptors, including ospreys, golden eagles and peregrine falcons, have been killed as a result of collisions with onshore wind turbines in Scotland since 2019. NatureScot, which compiles the records, confirmed the figures are not a “comprehensive record of bird collisions with wind turbines” and that collecting figures for offshore…

Wind farm for North Cork refused planning #IRL

By National Wind Watch A six-turbine windfarm for north Cork has been refused planning permission by Cork County Council. Annagh Wind Farm Limited lodged plans with the Council on December 2, 2021, for planning permission to construct six wind turbines with a blade tip height of 175m at locations in Annagh North, Coolcaum, Fiddane, Cooliney,…

Duke Energy begins operating 207 MW wind farm in Iowa

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a nonregulated commercial brand of its investor-owned utility parent company Duke Energy, has placed into commercial operation a 207 MW wind farm in Iowa. The Ledyard Windpower project in Kossuth County is the company’s first wind farm in the state, which accounts for 10% of U.S….

Wind turbine catches fire near Mendota #IL

By National Wind Watch The Mendota and Troy Grove fire departments were dispatched Thursday to a wind turbine fire north of Mendota. On arrival, the area on top of the tower was fully involved in the fire. Personnel secured the area and the tower was left to burn out. Crews continued to monitor the fire…

Wind turbine burns in northern LaSalle County #IL

By National Wind Watch Mendota – A wind turbine in northern LaSalle County caught fire Thursday night. Area fire departments were called to the scene around 9 PM for the blaze, which they monitored well into the evening. The 285-foot-tall structure, which according to records is part of GSG Wind Farms, was near the intersection…

Wind turbine planning rules changed welcomed by West MP #GBR

By National Wind Watch Plans to give local people more say on the siting of wind turbines have been welcomed by a South West MP. Ian Liddell-Grainger says the Government’s proposals will ensure new wind farms are only built where they have a minimal environmental impact and where there is community support. Ministers are proposing…

Wind turbine falls to ground in Leelanau County #MI

By National Wind Watch (WPBN/WGTU) – The wind turbine that supplies energy to the Northport Leelanau Township Water Treatment plant is looking a little different now. According to Northport Trustee, Will Harper, high wind speeds on Wednesday, Dec. 14, caused the turbine to spin out of control and eventually fall to the ground. Harper also…

Wind turbine collapses in Northport #MI

By National Wind Watch Leelanau Community Energy’s wind turbine in Northport sits in a heap at the base of its tower after the upper section broke off. It happened some time between sundown Thursday and sunup Friday, said Douglas McInnis, a manager and investor for Leelanau Community Energy. The company, which owns the turbine, had…

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